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DARK FULL Istanbul Mehmet LEGEND DARK Crash 18” 1398 g CLEAN

Original price $269.99 - Original price $269.99
Original price
$269.99
$269.99 - $269.99
Current price $269.99
  • Here’s one of the nicest sounding DARK crashes you will hear.  And hardly anyone actually has this beauty!

  • This Istanbul sounds like a 60-year-old cymbal.

  • Istanbul’s LEGEND Series (also known as the MEL LEWIS Series) is, well, legendary. 

  • It has long been one of Agop and Mehmet’s best-selling series. It put them on the map 30 years ago.

  • Mehmet expanded the series and this LEGEND DARK is one of my favorites. As you can see it has a wide-lathed, alternate gold and brown top side - like a Turk mixed with a Traditional, while the underside is fully lathed like a Traditional or regular Legend series.  Very Agop Sig Ish. Or Bosphorus New Orleans but darker and with a rich fullness. 

  • The result is an absolutely fantastic sounding DARK FULL CRASH that cuts without clanking through life. 

  • The edges are bendable and the raw bell gives it a nice attack. 

  • Lush but can still cut. 

  • At only 1398 grams it plays like a Thin to Medium Thin Crash but it’s darker and lower-pitched than many a K Zildjian.

  • Actually being Hand Hammered offers a rich, fullness that a machine-made Zildjian can only dream of. 

  • A hint of dryness - compliments of the semi-lathe handiwork. Organic. Dark. Smoky Fairly complex. Medium decay. 

  • Easily rideable with a light touch.  

  • And this 22” has settled in magnificently.  It sounds like it’s 60 years old.

  • No issues. Amazing shape. A true DARK CRASH.