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Rare Super Dark Istanbul Mehmet Empire Hihats 13” 827 1116 g Amazing Tone - Crisp & Dark

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • Here's an amazing pair of dark Istanbuls that you never see! 

  • These look like Zildjian used them as inspiration for the K Constantinople Hi Bell Ride…but they’re Hihats!  Which I’ve never seen Zildjian do.  

  • They play with the quick, crispness of 13s” but they’re DARK sounding and smooth - but still Hand Hammered. That is a very hard combination to find!

  • As you can see these beauties are Dual lathed; the outer 4” are traditionally lathed, while the inner 9” 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 these Hihats  These beauties are clearly hand crafted and they are the fraternal twin to the Istanbul Vezir Series.  

  • Perfect condition! CLEAN! If you dig slightly complex and dark but still with a fantastic stick attack that’s controlled, these Hihats are a terrific choice!

  • Weighing in at a lovely 827 and 1116 grams, these 13s” play like Thin to Medium Thin Hihats. Very quick. 

  • 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. 

  • Low and wonderfully dark but still crisp. And nothing like it from any big cymbal company.  

  • Opens up at just a whisper. Amazing chick!  

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

  • Rare and fantastic sounding 13s” you never see. I dont’t believe these are even made annymore. Absolutely K killers for less money. And they really are handmade!