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RARE MASSIVE Dark Smokey Istanbul Mehmet Empire Ride 24” 3854 g CLEAN Gorgeous

Original price $449.99 - Original price $449.99
Original price
$449.99 - $449.99
Current price $449.99
  • Here's an incredible Dark 24” with a fantastic stick attack. 

  • A beautiful smoky, dark Istanbul that you never see! The Empire Series is very rare, and this one is the damn near impossible to find 24”. 

  • This one looks like Zildjian used it as inspiration for the K Constantinople Hi Bell Ride. 

  • As you can see this beauty is Dual lathed; the outer 4” are traditionally lathed, while the inner 16” are wide - thickly lathed with alternating brown and gold hues. And the underside is fully UNLATHED and HAND HAMMERED, which helps dry the tone out and support stick definition.

  • Absolutely stunning craftsmanship on this two-footer! 

  • This beauty is clearly hand crafted and it is the fraternal twin to the Istanbul Vezir Ride.  

  • As you can see this beauty is  in perfect condition! CLEAN! If you dig complex and dark but still with a fantastic stick attack, this 24” is a terrific choice!

  • Weighing in at a lovely 3854 grams, this 24”Mehmet plays like a very DARK and semi-dry Multi-Surface Medium Thin to Medium Ride. 

  • Again, this cymbal is completely unlathed and raw on the underside, while the top has two distinct surfaces that are lathed in different fashions. And it is heavily hand hammered all over. Classic Turkish style. 

  • This 24” delivers a smokey, dark, organic, and definitely earthy and complex wash....and you get that Classic Hand Hammered tone. 

  • Very low and very dark. And nothing like it from any big cymbal company.  

  • Organic stick attack with a dark, smoky wash. Beautiful Hand Hammered rounded over bell measures a generous 6.5”. 

  • Absolutely fantastic stick attack on this Dark 24”. 

  • Opens up at just a whisper.  Crash on it for a huge, organic dark crash that actually crashes. 

  • No issues. Been played for the video and that’s about it. 

  • An amazing Hand Hammered very dark Istanbul that’s extremely rare.