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SHIMMERING DARK ISTANBUL Mehmet Black Bell Crash 19” 1551 g CLEAN Gorgeous

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Original price $259.99 - Original price $259.99
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$259.99 - $259.99
Current price $259.99
  • One of the nicest Dark Crashes you’ll hear! 
  • Here’s an hard to find very DARK sounding, SHIMMERING BRILLIANT Finish Istanbul Thin Crash 19” that has a rich fullness to it - like a Hand Hammered, darker A Custom but with a raw bell.  

  • Istanbul Mehmet Brilliant Black Bell 19” Crash in fantastic condition. Overall super clean. 
  • Check out the super fine lathing on this beauty! And with a raw, unlathed “Black Bell” that gives it a bit more cutting attack. So shiny you can shave in it. 

  • It’s like an 80s Brilliant K or earlier A Custom but being actually Hand Hammered it’s even a bit more complex and full. 

  • And this particular one is DARK and lower pitched. 

  • Weighing in at wonderfully thin 1551 grams, this rare 19” plays like a Thin to Medium Thin Full Very Dark Crash. 

  • What I really dig about this 19” is that it it has a rich warmth to it but also has a gorgeous SHIMMER that cuts through magnificently.  And being the larger 19” size it’s lower and darker with a rich fullness. 

  • As many of you may know the Raw Bell gives this 19” a pinch more projection than a 19” with a fully lathed bell. And that is noticeable in this particular Black Bell. But at only 1551 grams it doesn’t clank. It still has slightly bendable edges. 

  • Very Dark. Medium low to low in pitch. Clean shimmering wash that percolates but remains controlled with a light touch. FULL CRASH when laid into. Subtle Hand Hammered complexity. Incredibly musical.

  • If you have a light touch you can use this larger 19” crash as a Light Left Side Crash Ride too. It is more controlled than some of the super complex sounding Istanbuls.

  • No issues. Light patina. Great shape! 

  •  A very hard cymbal to find. Have a listen do you can buy with confidence.