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28” of JOY! RARE Bosphorus 28” BLACK PEARL Ride 4250 g TURK

Original price $569.99 - Original price $569.99
Original price
$569.99
$569.99 - $569.99
Current price $569.99
  • Well, this just makes me happy! 

  • A truly Hand Hammered 28”! 

  • I have never seen another one of these Black Pearls. 
  • And this can easily be your main ride cymbal. 

  • This is reminiscent of those HUGE Zildjians you would see in the background of a 1940s or 1950s Zildjian ad with Papa Joe Jones.  Just a massive wavy hand-hammered cymbal lying against the wall and you’re like “what the hell is that?!!” 

  • Well, this rare 28” celebrates that era and vibe! 

  • It’s even LOOKS 80 years old with its Vintage sienna copper-hued BRUSHED like Vintage Finish. 

  • Ultra Rare HUGE Bosphorus 28” Prototype Vintage Brushed - Style Factory Ride in Immaculate shape! 

  • Unique.

  • As you can see, this stunning 28” has a Hand Hammered bell feeding into a lightly lathed or brushed massive plain, the last outer half-inch is golden.  This particular 28” even has a Mini Bell to control the overtones - which is a great design on a massive cymbal. 

  • The result is a cymbal that has all the wonderful light and complex tone of a truly Hand Hammered cymbal with the focus and drier attack of a sparsely lathed cymbal and the control of a Mini Bell. 

  • With a weight of exactly 4250 grams, this MASSIVE 28” Bosphorus Proto plays like a great, dry semi- complex-sounding Medium Thin or Medium Light CRASH RIDE. The weight gives it a good attack while the Old-World Turkish craftsmanship lends its telltale complexity to the mix. 

  • Remarkably responsive at low to medium level volumes!   Crash on it and it ROARS like the levee just broke - more than capable in loud to very loud settings. 

  • Organic but still with a glow. Subtle but lively, responsive with a smooth complexity.

  • The 28” size supplies myriad options for drawing tone out of this instrument.  It’s like playing a grand piano! 

  • A gorgeous Main Ride or massive Crash Ride. 

  • MESMERIZING to watch wobble and float about. 

  • This is a unique instrument! It’s a calling card. It can easily be your main ride or roaring crash! Or make it sizzle for that 1940s vibe! 

  • Whatever you decide, it’s an absolute JOY to play and make music with and have fun with.  

  • Nothing like it at all. No issues. Immaculate shape! Gorgeous craftsmanship. A tribute to the art of cymbalmaking, and it sounds damn great too!