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RARE DARK 24” Istanbul Mehmet 61st Anniversary Ride 2786 g

Original price $449.99 - Original price $449.99
Original price
$449.99 - $449.99
Current price $449.99
  • HERE'S A MASSIVE, RARE, 24" TO CELEBRATE 61 YEARS OF MEHMET CYMBAL CRAFT. That's the man Mehmet, not the company Mehmet.

  • DARK and DRY and SUPER ORGANIC. I will say that, in all those 61 years Mehmet learned how to make a great dark and smooth sounding cymbal.

  • This Rare 24” is wonderfully organic and infinitely darker and more musical than the machine made K Cons. And it has this refined SMOOTHNESS to it too. 

  • Gloriously UNLATHED, HEAVILY HAND HAMMERED, and DARK only 2786 gram Istanbul Mehmet 61st Anniversary VINTAGE 24" Ride in immaculate condition. 

  • Exquisite craftsmanship on this 24". The plain of the cymbal has a gorgeous hand hammered wavy appearance-like a Vintage Zildjian of yore, hell, a Zildjian of 61 years ago. But, it is fully unlathed like a modern Turk. 

  • Wonderfully thin 2786 grams. 

  • Plays like a Dry Dark/Light Organic Crash Ride. All of that Hand Hammering gives it a hint of complexity underneath that attack. The stick attack is prominent but subtle-this beauty is mellow and has an overall fast decay. The pitch is medium low to low.

  • It’s like a smoother, more refined, mellow Turk Ride. Like you kept the dry, darkness and warmth of the Turk but scooped out some of the nastiness. 


  • 2786 grams is pretty thin on 2 foot cymbal.

  • Mellow Left Side Ride. Thin Main Ride. Big Smooth Dark Crash, whatever you decide this Mehmet is a WORKHORSE Cymbal.

  • Great candidate for rivets. 

  • Very rare.  It’s one of the best cymbals Istanbul makes. It’s the kind of sound that stays with you even after you stop playing.