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RARE DISCONTINUED Dark Crisp Istanbul AGOP AZURE 14" HIHATS 976 1097 g

Original price $439.99 - Original price $439.99
Original price
$439.99 - $439.99
Current price $439.99
  • Here’s a very rare and collectible pair of AGOPs  that were only made for a brief time. And these beauties sound absolutely magnificent. 

  • The Istanbul AGOP AZURE was a tip of the hat to the Paiste BLUE LABEL 602 - hence the name.

  • With Traditional style FULL lathing and a slightly smaller bell, this series offered a pinch more of that clean Paiste control to the famous Hand Hammered Agop complexity.

  • And it worked.

  • These Azures do indeed have a stunning, very clean and controlled tone for being Hand Hammered.  And they’re still exceptionally warm sounding. 

  • Imagine a Paiste Traditional meets an AGOP. That’s these rare Azure Hihats. 

  • Dark leanings with a very well defined stick attack.  Open them up for a soft sibilant hand hammered complex hissssss. 
  • Take a listen.  These are some of the nicest, warmest, most tight and clean sounding Hand Hammered Agops you will hear. 

  • And these Azures were harder to find even when they were being made.

  • No issues.  Great shape!  Aged 15 years. Collectible.