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1/2 Turk 1/2 Trad PROTOTYPE Istanbul Mehmet Dark Ride 22” 2528 g

Original price $379.99 - Original price $379.99
Original price
$379.99 - $379.99
Current price $379.99
  • If you want a terrific stick to wash ratio on a BIG, gorgeous Dark Ride, get this:

  • Goldilocks Half TURK Half TRADITIONAL Istanbul Mehmet PROTOTYPE Dark Ride 22”. 

  • As you can see the top side of this 22” is raw, unlathed and heavily Hand Hammered - like an Istanbul TURK Ride while the underside is FULLY lathed like a Traditional.  Factory writing under the bell reads “1/2 T.” 

  • Add a 2528 gram weight on a 22” and the result is an extremely well-balanced, semi-dry Dark Ride.

  •  Being Hand Hammered and partially raw, there’s plenty of organic, dry, earthy complexity in there - like a 22” Turk, however where this 22” cracks the Riddle of the Sphinx is that fully lathed underside gives it a very even and smooth fairly warm wash. 

  • But just for a moment.  It’s drier than a Traditional. 
  • Semi-dry, amazing stick attack, dark, old-world hand-hammered complexity, half raw, half traditional warm. Easily crashable with a rich fullness when you lay into it but the decay is medium fast. And that’s a beautiful thing on a 22”! 

  • The perfect blend between a Turk and a Traditional.  

  • Goes from soft to medium loud with ease. 

  • This is an amazing-sounding Prototype. Amazing condition. Demoed for the video.  Perfect. 

  • One of the nicest DARK and EVEN 22s” you will hear.