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Bosphorus 12-inch New Orleans Hi-Hat

Bosphorus 12-inch New Orleans Hi-Hat

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Brand: Bosphorus Cymbals

Features:

  • Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
  • These hats are very dry and dark due to the wide lathing on both sides. Sounds resemble aged vintage Turkish hats.
  • Captures the pure raw sound of historic New Orleans. Hand hammered and completed, top and bottom, with a continuous spiral from center to edge.
  • This pronounced wide lathing technique results in a cymbal that produces focused woody ride sounds and quick, dry crashes. A must-have cymbal for the studio musician.
  • Available in 12",13",14",15",16-inch

Details: Captures the pure raw sound of historic New Orleans. Hand hammered and completed, top and bottom, with a continuous spiral from center to edge. This pronounced wide lathing technique results in a cymbal that produces focused woody ride sounds and quick, dry crashes. A must-have cymbal for the studio musician.

Bosphorus Cymbals was established in 1996 by three master cymbal smiths, Hasan Seker, Ibrahim Yakici and Hasan Ozdemir. They are called Masters because they are the most experienced cymbal smiths in Turkey who are still working actively.

The founders of Bosphorus were three good friends who grew up in the same neighborhood. Their common thread was being sent to work in a neighborhood cymbal workshop. Their humble beginings included cleaning the workshop and other menial tasks, but in time they were trained in the art of making cymbals. In the early ages of their youth they became cymbal smiths. Their teachers were the masters who manufactured the legendary cymbals of 60’s and 70’s.

After 16 years at the same workshop the friends ventured off on their own and established their own company. Today they maintain good relationships with their former employers. The Masters continue to respect their teachers to this day.

Bosphorus Cymbals has a strong team of cymbal smiths whom are trained at the Bosphorus Factory and most of them working for the company since day one. The Masters continue to craft in the workshop with their workers, guiding them to create the perfect cymbals with their 38 years of experience.