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Istanbul Mehmet 22" Hamer Dry Ride
Istanbul Mehmet 22" Hamer Dry Ride

Istanbul Mehmet 22" Hamer Dry Ride

Regular price $0.00 $379.45 Sale

Brand: Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

Features:

  • Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
  • The unique design distorts the sound to provide a quick decay, resulting in a controlled yet punchy sound. The Hamer Dry Ride takes after its name, providing a ultra-dry sound with defined stick response and minimal tonality.
  • Hamer Dry Ride Cymbal features a unique design, exclusive to the Hamer range, including distinctive hammer marks on the surface of the cymbal.
  • The versatile design is ideal for a range of music genres, great as an all-rounder ride. It is ideal for accenting certain notes and beats, resulting in a quick yet concise sound. Constructed from premium-grade B20 bronze alloy and features a fusion of traditional and raw finishes.
  • Available in 21",22-inch

 

Details:  Istanbul Mehmet Hamer Dry Ride Cymbal features a unique design, exclusive to the Hamer range, including distinctive hammer marks on the surface of the cymbal. The unique design distorts the sound to provide a quick decay, resulting in a controlled yet punchy sound. The Hamer Dry Ride takes after its name, providing a ultra-dry sound with defined stick response and minimal tonality. The versatile design is ideal for a range of music genres, great as an all-rounder ride. It is ideal for accenting certain notes and beats, resulting in a quick yet concise sound. Constructed from premium-grade B20 bronze alloy and features a fusion of traditional and raw finishes.

- ABOUT ISTANBUL MEHMET - Mehmet Tamdeger learned his art from Mikhail Zilcan, the grandson of Kerope Zilcan, after whom the Zilcan K series is named. In the 1950s, he worked in the K. Zilcan factory in Istanbul. At the age of nine Mehmet Tamdeğer started to work for Mikhail Zilcan. Mikhail Zilcan and Kirkor Küçükyan taught him every aspect of this ancient Turkish art, based on a history that stems back to the early 17th century. The Istanbul brand name was adopted by a cymbal works established by two cymbal smiths, Mehmet Tamdeger and Agop Tomurcuk. At that time, they had over three decades of cymbal making experience. Mehmet and Agop named their company after the city that has been home to the epitome of high quality cymbals for many, many years: Istanbul. These cymbals were first exported to the U.S. in 1984, first under the name "Zildjiler", and soon afterwards as "Istanbul". Both craftsmen signed each cymbal and many of these cymbals are now collectors' items. After Agop Tomurcuk' s unexpected death in July 1996, Mehmet decided to continue the production of cymbals under his own name, İstanbul Mehmet. A lot has changed since then, but his belief in the richness and the character of a handmade cymbal will always remain. Machines don't have ears. That's why we continue to make our cymbals according to the ancient tradition - with an open eye towards the music that's being made now, and in the future.