DARK SMOOTH ISTANBUL MEHMET 22" LEGEND RIDE! MEL LEWIS 2312 Gs! CLEAN

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Price: $279.99
22"
Used

 

$559.95!! That is how much a new Zildjian K Constantinople Medium Low Ride will set you back. And that's the Guaranteed Lowest Price too!

How about $350 for a big-box-store Zildjian A Medium Ride?

Just a regular ass Medium!! 

However there's NO NEED to actually spend ALL THAT MONEY!

And you don't have to sacrifice TONE either!!  As a matter of fact you'll be augmenting tone!! 

THIS 22" IS WAY DARKER AND MUCH SMOOTHER AND MELLOWER THAN ANY K Cons! Guaranteed!

If you like DARK and glowing warm, this is the 22" to get. NONE of the big three cymbal companies can match this LEGEND. And that's the truth.  And it's in AMAZING CONDITION! 

Check out this Hand Hammered Beauty Queen...actually Hand Hammered and FROM the former Constantinople!!!

AND DAMN CLEAN TOO!!

This beauty was know as the MEL LEWIS RIDE before Agop and Mehmet split (boys, boys, can't we all get along....apparently not.)

Posted for your immense delight is this absolutely terrific sounding, head-turningly DARK, SMOOTH, Hand Hammered ISTANBUL MEHMET Legend 22" Ride that is in STUNNINGLY CLEAN 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 with only stick marks that have graced its surface (I had to record a sound file.) 

And look at this thing! Check out the hammering on the close up pics. Beautiful! TONS of hand hammer marks!! Wavy surface! Beautiful! 

AMAZING LOW profile too!!

This particular 22" is exceptionally smooth and MELLOW. It has subtle definition that stays on top, and it still emits a DARK and fairly complex hand hammered wash that's fairly controlled.

That's what's really nice about this specific beauty, it's a little bit FOCUSED and controlled for a cymbal with all that Hand Hammered love.

This Legend 22" is a Classic Turkish gem-low profile with beautiful lathing and hand hammering, and a nice integrated bell.

Weighing in at a lovely and pretty damn THIN 2312 grams, this cymbal plays like a gorgeous, DARK Thin to Medium Thin Ride or Left Side Crash/Ride. The tone is exceptionally WARM, smooth and brooding on this 22". The pitch is LOW. Again, it's fairly complex when crashed upon but overall really stays in the DARK shadows. Just beautiful. BUT the stick attack still stays on top. THAT is the ISTANBUL magic. A simply marvel how they do it.

And this former Mel Lewis Legend is wonderfully responsive at lower level volumes. This is a kickass Left Side Light Crash/Ride.

AND THIS 22" WOULD BE AN AMAZING CANDIDATE FOR RIVETS IF YOU WANT THAT SUBTLE RAIN-ON-THE-ROOF VIBE!!!!

Very DARK. Low pitched. Glowing warm. Subtle woody stick attack that is followed by a billowing dark wash that remains controlled when you ride. Definitely CRASHABLE-like a big DARK Crash. Insanely WARM. No Zildjian or Sabian even comes CLOSE. Istanbul HAS THIS WARM DARK TONE DOWN! K Cons killer.

THAT is this gorgeous 22" LEGEND! Aptly named!

Obviously this Hand Hammered Istanbul Mehmet Legend 22" 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 balanced sounding 22" into the mix-then you'll be breaking the barrier and exploring new sounds-and that's what I dig.

$559.95 for the non-hand hammered "Constantinople" Ride??????

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

WHY NOT SAVE A LOT OF MONEY and play a unique instrument!!  And these 22" LEGENDS are hard to find out in the wild. Very few people actually HAVE THEM IN STOCK.

So do yourself a favor and grab this woderfully DARK and WARM, 2312 gram Mel Lewis inspired Istanbul Mehmet 22" LEGEND Ride. It's a gorgeous instrument and it's in terrific Condition in the bag! No dings, dents---nothing!!

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Shipping & Handling:
Continental USA:
$28.00
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, US Military Bases:
$45.00
Canada:
$55.00
UK, India, & Pakistan:
$81.00
Western Europe & most EU:
$70.00
Russia and Eastern Europe (Non-EU):
$88.00
South & Central America:
$74.00
Mexico:
$66.00
Asia:
$81.00
Australia, New Zealand, Oceania:
$86.00
Africa:
$91.00
UAE, Israel, Middle East, Northern Africa:
$77.00