PERFECT RARE ULTRA DARK ISTANBUL MEHMET 18" LEGEND DRY CRASH 1347 Gs FULL

Price: $219.99
18"
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Here's a BRAND NEW OFFERING!! 

THE LEGEND DRY!!! (not the dark.) 

AND AT ONLY 1347 GRAMS!! That's pretty DAMN THIN! 

This crash is ULTRA DARK SOUNDING TOO - the profile is LOW! Almost flat! 

 

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 "DRY Legend" the craftsmanship is NOTICEABLY different - dig the GORGEOUS  HAND HAMMERING!! 

Here's Mehmet's take on this new Legend Dry:

"The new Legend Dry cymbals have the same profile and weight as Legend Cymbals, but the shallow lathing and hammered bell results more complex and drier sound."

And as you may have noticed, these DRY Legends are NEW and 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 Light Dark Ride. 

Posted for your immense delight is this completely Hand Hammered SUPER RARE Istanbul MEHMET LEGEND DRY 18" Crash that is in IMMACULATE 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! Stunning, GOLDEN craftsmanship with a gorgeous lathed underside! 

If you like DARK crashes, this is one of the FINEST ones you will find. Guaranteed! And it's the LAST one I have too! 

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

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

 

Weighing in at a perfect 1347 grams, this cymbal plays like a gorgeous THIN to Medium Thin DARK Crash or Left Side Ride (if you've got a light touch).  The tone is slightly dry and definitely 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 Dry is wonderfully responsive at lower level volumes.  Overall the pitch is very 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 RESPONSIVE. 

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" Dry 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 $425 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  - PERFECT! 

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. 

You NEVER SEE this beauty in the wild!!  ONLY 1347 grams! Stunning handiwork! 

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

AND YOU NEVER SE THESE BEAUTIES IN THE WILD!! 

 

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