CLEAN VERY RARE ISTANBUL MEHMET 24" LEGEND DARK RIDE SIZZLE 2962 Gs

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Price: $349.99
24"
New

Sure you can spend $560 on a new, non-hand hammered 22" K Constantinople Ride.

Or $520 on a machine made Zildjia Kerope 22"! 

But why not actually get a cymabal that IS HAND HAMMERED & DARKER and 2" LARGER?!

Oh....and SAVE A TON! 

Behold!!

A VERY HARD TO FIND ISTANBUL!!! ESPECIALLY AS A FACTORY SIZZLE! 

Here's one that Mehmet has filed away under their "Jazz" line.  Which is appropriate since this 24" 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! 

Posted for your immense delight is this completely Hand Hammered ISTANBUL Mehmet DARK LEGEND 24" Ride SIZZLE that is in utterly AMAZING Condition and IN THE BAG PERFECT!! 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!  As you can see it's VERY CLEAN!!!

One might even go so far as to say it looks NEW!

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

This particular 24" is exceptionally well balanced. It has great definition and still emits a dark, hand hammered wash that's fairly controlled overall. This 24" CAN BE your min ride cymbal! 

This Legend 24" is a Classic Turkish gem-low profile, beautiful lathing and hand hammering, a nice raw bell.  And, yes, those are FACTORY RIVETS!!!!

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 delectable 2962 grams, this cymbal plays like a gorgeous MEDIUM THIN DARK Ride or slightly dry Left Side Crash Ride.  The edges are ever so slightly bendable!! And they BLUR subtly when struck. The tone is DARK but generally well-balanced on this 24". And it is slightly complex. Just beautiful. BUT the stick attack still stays on top. THAT is the ISTANBUL magic. A simply marvel how they do it. And this Legend Dark is wonderfully responsive at lower level volumes. 

 This is a kickass Main Ride or Left Side Light Ride, especially if you dig LOW DARK AND SMOKEY but still need some stick attack on top! 

As you can see this 24" is outfitted with 2 FACTORY RIVETS!! Take them out for increased definition or leave them in for a glorious sizzle effect! it sound perfect as-is! 

Obviously this RARE Hand Hammered Istanbul Mehmet Legend 24" Dark Sizzle Ride 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 glowingly Warm DARK 24" 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 $560 for a new 22" Zildjian K Constantinople?????

Or hell even $465 for a K Dark Ride??

THIS LEGEND DARK REALLY IS HAND HAMMERED. And it's in perfect shape!!!  

AND HARDLY ANYONE ACTUALLY HAS THIS RARE BEAUTY IN STOCK!! 

And it sounds AMAZING, even DARKER THAN the K Cons! And you'll actually be saving a LOT OF MONEY! And hell, it's not the easiest cymbal to come buy-it's a head turner.

This isn't Guitar Center fodder. 

So do yourself a favor and grab this dark and yet evenly balanced 2962 gram, RARE Istanbul Mehmet 24" LEGEND Dark Sizzle Ride. It's a gorgeous instrument and it's in AMAZING Condition! No dings, dents---exceptionally clean!

Check out my store and all of my other listings for more great cymbals and snare drums…

Shipping & Handling:
Continental USA:
$32.00
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, US Military Bases:
$51.00
Canada:
$61.00
UK, India, & Pakistan:
$89.00
Western Europe & most EU:
$77.00
Russia and Eastern Europe (Non-EU):
$97.00
South & Central America:
$82.00
Mexico:
$72.00
Asia:
$88.00
Australia, New Zealand, Oceania:
$96.00
Africa:
$103.00
UAE, Israel, Middle East, Northern Africa:
$86.00