RARE VERSATILE ISTANBUL MEHMET 18" LEGEND DARK CRASH! 1396 Gs! CLEAN!

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Price: $199.99
18"
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Here's one that Mehmet has filed away under their "Jazz" line.  Which is appropriate since this 18" is based off what was formerly known as the Mel Lewis Ride back when Agop and Mehmet still knew how to play nicely together.

HOWEVER, this being the "Dark Legend" the top is only partially lathed for a bit more stick attack on top and an all around smokier vibe. It's LOW pitched too! 

And as you may have noticed, these Dark Legends are elusive!

Why the hell pay $330 for a regular Zildjian K Crash from Guitar Center??

This beauty actually IS HAND HAMMERED and it's truly DARK and FULL! And if you have a light touch you can use it as a smaller Left Side Dark Ride. 

Posted for your immense delight is this completely Hand Hammered SUPER RARE Istanbul MEHMET LEGEND DARK 18" Crash that is in AMAZING Condition!! Check out the pictures! I am thrilled to report that there are

NO

nicks, cracks, dents or dings on this Hand Hammered wonder. It's in great shape!  SUPER CLEAN!!! SO CLEAN in fact that this beauty could even PASS AS NEW! 

And look at this thing! Check out that top!!  That is some PARTIALLY LATHED GLORY!!!

This particular 18" is exceptionally well balanced. It has great definition and still emits a dark, hand hammered wash that's fairly controlled when played as a Ride-compliments of the smaller 18" size.  

And it has a gloriously FULL WASH when crashed upon!!!  FULL TURKISH TONE AND IT'S DARK and medium low in pitch!!!!!!! This thing can really open up when you lay into it.

This Legend Dark 18" is a Classic Turkish gem-low profile, beautiful lathing and hand hammering, a nice raw bell.

Here's Mehmet's take:

"Same profile as the Mehmet Legend Series with custom dark lathing. The bottom side has traditional lathe. Less overtone.

Washy. Dark. Woody Stick Definition."

Like RUMI!  Pure poetry! 

Weighing in at a perfect 1396 grams, this cymbal plays like a gorgeous Medium Thin DARK Crash or Left Side Ride (if you've got a light touch).  The tone is slightly dry and dark! Just beautiful. And the stick attack still stays on top. THAT is the ISTANBUL magic. I simply marvel how they do it. And this Legend Dark is wonderfully responsive at lower level volumes.  Overall the pitch is fairly low and as promised, it's dark.

Obviously this 18" is a fantastic Medium Thin Dark Crash!  But it's also a kickass Left Side Light Ride, especially if you dig LOW DARK AND SEMI-DRY. 

This 18" would be a PERFECT candidate for Rivets, if you're so inclined.

Crash on it and explodes...and then decays fairly fast for a 18".

A simply beautiful, all around, workhorse cymbal.

Obviously this Hand Hammered Istanbul Mehmet Legend 18" Dark Crash is perfect for jazz, blues, folk, singer/songwriter gigs, trio work, ballads, and soul, however I'd like to see a funk, fusion, country, pop or rock player lay off the power bell ride for a chorus and throw this  DARK and semi-dry 18" into the mix-then you'll be breaking the barrier and exploring new sounds-and that's what I dig.

Honestly, why the hell pay $470 for a new Zildjian K Constantinople????? Or even $265 for a regular Zildjian A????

THIS LEGEND DARK REALLY IS HAND HAMMERED. And it's in AMAZING shape IN THE BAG!!!

And it sounds AMAZING! And you'll actually be saving a LOT OF MONEY! And hell, it's not the easiest cymbal to come by-it's a head turner. This isn't Guitar Center fodder. 

So do yourself a favor and grab this exceptionally beautiful, dark and semi-dry, Istanbul Mehmet 18" LEGEND DARK Crash . It's a gorgeous instrument and it's in AMAZING Condition! No dings, dents---nothing!!

AND YOU NEVER SEE THESE BEAUTIES IN THE WILD!!

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