DARK & DISCONTINUED ISTANBUL AGOP AZURE 20" Ride! 1995 Gs! AMAZING CD

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Price: $354.99
20"
Used

Sure you can spend $470 on a new non-hand hammered, rigid Zildjian K Constantinople....

$400 on a run-of-the-mill regular Zildjian K Ride????

But why not SAVE money and get a cymbal that actually IS HAND HAMMERED?!!!

And darker than that K Cons anyway!

CHECK OUT THIS NO LONGER MADE ISTANBUL AGOP!!!  EVEN A REGUAR AGOP TRADITIONAL COSTS $400!

THIS ONE HAS A GREAT DARK AND LOW PITCHED VIBE!!! 

AND IT BASICALLY LOOKS LIKE NEW OLD STOCK!! 

THIS AZURE IS EXTREMELY CLEAN!! 

Offered up for your immense pleasure is this definitely NO LONGER MADE Hand Hammered ISTANBUL AGOP AZURE Series 20" Ride that is in ABSOLUTELY AMAZING CONDITION! Check out the pictures!! There are  

No nicks, dents, cracks, or dings. It's in GREAT SHAPE, VERY CLEAN. Again, this istanbul could easily pass as BRAND NEW! 

This particular one has a very nice, warm, glowing, softness to it.

Close your eyes (don't worry, I don't bite) and imagine a Vintage Paiste 602 20" COMBINED with a sweet Zildjian 50s A Ride.

THAT IS THIS CYMBAL.

A little bird told me that the concept behind the AGOP Azure Series was to create a slightly more focused and controlled cymbal. God knows AGOP has the Dark, COMPLEX Vintage Istanbul K tone DOWN!  But what if you seek the clean, shimmering sweetness of a Paiste 602? But with some Hand Hammering?!

Istanbul Agop answered the Bat Signal Baby!

Weighing in at a LOVELY 1995 grams, this Agop AZURE plays like a great Thin or Medium Thin DARK Ride. And the tone?? CLEANER and more focused than your garden variety AGOP. NOTICEABLY Cleaner. It still has that dark, organic, warm vibe, but the overtones are more focused and the overall vibe of this cymbal is cleaner tone with a smoooooooooooooooooth, woody stick attack followed by an ultra warm wash and tone.

And again, this particular one has a great, DARK and GLOWING vibe - brooding, and low in pitch.

I swear, it's the BASTARD CHILD of a 602 and a sweet thin 50/60s Zildjian A. No one was more surprised than I. I didn't think it could be done. But damn, this cymbal sounds great! Especially if you like strong attack followed by a warm wash and want something a little less trashy. A fantastic sounding Main Ride or Light Left Side Crash/Ride!

And at UNDER 2000 grams, this AZURE IS DEFINITELY CRASHABLE!! 

Obviously this NO LONGER MADE Istanbul Agop AZURE 20" Ride is a no brainer for jazz, blues, ballads, trio work, folk, and soul. However the fun doesn't stop there. Its glowing warm tone is perfect for funk, fusion, country, pop, rock and ANYTIME you need a great, dark but fairly focused 602-ish warm, well balanced controlled tone.  

And this ain't exactly the easiest cymbal to come by since Agop doesn't make it anymore!!!

AND THIS IS THE CLEANEST ONE I'VE SEEN!!! LOOKS NEW!! 

There's NO need to spend $470 on a non-hand hammered Zildjian K Constantinople!!

THIS AZURE actually IS HAND HAMMERED and you hardly ever see these beauties in the wild anymore! 

So do yourself a favor and grab this AMAZING Condition and DARK sounding Paiste 602 Zildjian 50s/60s A Bastard Child cleaner and more focused 1995 gram Istanbul AGOP AZURE 20" Ride.

This 20" is worth every penny.

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