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Dark DRY Smoky Istanbul Mehmet BLACK SEA 22” Ride 2444 AMAZING

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • This is one of my favorite newer cymbals. This Black Sea Series is like a slightly smoother, more refined TURK. And it’s stunning looking - black and gold with crimson emblem. 

  • Not an easy cymbal to come by outside of a random stock photo but definitely worth the search.

  • It’s very close to the elusive Paiste Dark Energy Dark Dry Ride. 

  • Tempestuous, RAW, unlathed, heavily Hand Hammered earthen black/gold/appearance, newer series, Istanbul Mehmet Black Sea Ride in the generous 22" size. 
  • Circular hand hammering throughout. Antique look and Old World tone - this particular beauty sounds like a Dry Istanbul K from the 1940s. 

  • Dry, dark, smoky, very organic tone with a bit more cleaner stick and wash than a Turk Ride or Sultan. 

  • Almost seems to have an ounce of Paiste in it, but to be honest, Paiste wishes they could be this organic! 

  • 2444 grams. Enough tension to yield great attack. Medium low profile, solid bell - better than the Turk, exotic, dark, brooding, organic with an ounce of refinement. 

  • And definitely crashable. 

  • One of the nicer dark, DRY cymbals around - no issues.  Immaculate condition although it looks like it just came back from Poseidon’s basement, which I love. 

  • Hard to find.  Incredible 22” that makes a statement.