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Original price $329.99 - Original price $329.99
Original price
$329.99 - $329.99
Current price $329.99
  •  Imagine a Zildjian Crash of Doom...but one that really IS Hand Hammered. 

  • Viola!!  

  •  That's the vibe of this elusive, wonderfully dark and complex 21” Istanbul.  

  • As you can see this Istanbul Mehmet Hamer Warm Ride is similar to the Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash or a Sabian but it’s thinner and in a 21”. 

  • As you can see the inside 15" are UNLATHED like a Turk Series, and the outer 3” are fully pin-point lathed and golden! 

  •  A dark, HUGE, thin 21” beautiful hammering both on the unlathed surface and off, and the edges blur subtly when struck. 

  • Mehmet describes this Hamer Warm Ride as:

  • “Big hammer marks for a trashy effect in addition to the dark and warm traditional Turkish cymbal sound on all HameR models. Combination of hammered and lathed surfaces of split crash, flange crash and a warm ride results in a thinner edge for quick accents."

  • And that is accurate.

  • Weighing in at a glorious 2240 grams this Mehmet plays like an ULTRA COMPLEX THIN Crash Ride or THIN Ride.

  • The craftsmanship is gorgeous - as you can see there is very deep. BIG hammer marks all over the surface.  
  • The unlathed raw surface emits a great, light stick attack and the lathed outer ring gives it a billowing wash. 

  • ULTRA dark. COMPLEX.  Exceptionally responsive. Played-in vibe even though it's NEW.

  • Soft, quick response that opens up with even the lightest touch.  

  • Exceptionally LOW pitched. Overall very organic and TRASHY - like a Crash of Doom.  

  • But it's ACTUALLY Hand Hammered and in a 21”. 

  • Immaculate condition in the bag. Perfect. Extremely hard to find.