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DARK COMPLEX ISTANBUL MEHMET Hamer 22” WARM RIDE 2342 g

Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
Original price
$369.99
$369.99 - $369.99
Current price $369.99
  • This is one of my favorite series. Super dark. 

  •  Imagine a Zildjian K Constantinople Thin Low had a one night stand with a Crash of Doom...but the baby was hand hammered. 

  • Viola!!  

  •  That's the vibe of this elusive, wonderfully dark and complex 22” Istanbul.  

  • As you can see this Istanbul Mehmet Hamer Warm Ride is similar to the Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash or a Sabian but it’s thinner.  

  • As you can see the inside 17” are UNLATHED like a Turk Series, and the outer 6” are fully pin-point lathed and golden! 

  •  A dark, HUGE, thin 22”! Beautiful hand hammering both on the unlathed surface and off, and the edges blur subtly when struck. 

  • Mehmet describes this Hamer Warm Ride as:
    “Big hammer marks for a trashy effect in addition to the dark and warm traditional Turkish cymbal sound on all HameR models. Combination of hammered and lathed surfaces of split crash, flange crash and a warm ride results in a thinner edge for quick accents."

  • And that is accurate.

  • Weighing in at a glorious 2342 grams this Mehmet plays like an ULTRA COMPLEX THIN Crash Ride or THIN Ride.

  • The craftsmanship is gorgeous - as you can see there is very deep. BIG hammer marks all over the surface - similar to the Special Dry Ride. 
  • The unlathed raw surface emits a great, light stick attack and the lathed outer ring gives it a billowing wash. 

  • ULTRA dark. COMPLEX.  Exceptionally responsive. Played-in vibe even though it's NEW.

  • Soft, quick response that opens up with even the lightest touch.  

  • Exceptionally LOW pitched. Overall very organic and TRASHY - like a Crash of Doom but smoother. 

  • And it's ACTUALLY Hand Hammered!

  • Immaculate condition in the bag. Perfect. Extremely hard to find.  A glowing and gorgeous hand made 22”.