Istanbul Mehmet 18" Hamer China
Brand: Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
- Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
- Hamer China Cymbal provides quick decay for a punchy and sharp attack, resulting a concise sound.
- Flange Crash 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 series from Istanbul is named so because of the prominent hammer hits on the cymbal, resulting in a unique bright and washy sound with exotic overtones.
- Available in 18-inch
Details: The Istanbul Mehmet 18'' Hamer China Cymbal provides quick decay for a punchy and sharp attack, resulting a concise sound. The Hamer series from Istanbul is named so because of the prominent hammer hits on the cymbal, resulting in a unique bright and washy sound with exotic overtones. The hammer marks are used to provide the quick decay, resulting in a truly versatile china cymbal that can be used for a variety of genres. 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.