Istanbul Mehmet 18" X-RAY6 Turk Crash
Brand: Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
- Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
- X-Ray6 Turk Crash is medium-thin so they create sound quickly but still have enough weight behind them to cut through sound when needed.
- This particular style of X-Ray6 crash features six large holes spaced evenly around the bow of the cymbal. Quick, flashy attack and a fast decay perfectly describes this crash
- Turk Series by Istanbul Mehmet are a series of cymbals which are aimed towards drummers looking for more unusual cymbals to add to their existing set-up.
- Available in 16",18-inch
Details: The X-Ray6 Turk Series by Istanbul Mehmet are a series of cymbals which are aimed towards drummers looking for more unusual cymbals to add to their existing set-up. X-Ray6 Turk cymbals are perforated to enhance the trashiness whilst decreasing the decay. This particular style of X-Ray crash features six large holes spaced evenly around the bow of the cymbal. These particular cymbals were introduced by Istanbul Mehmet at The NAMM Show 2018... The Istanbul Mehmet 16" X-Ray6 Turk Crash is medium-thin so they create sound quickly but still have enough weight behind them to cut through sound when needed. Quick, flashy attack and a fast decay perfectly describes this crash, it would make a welcome addition to any cymbal set-up, that we're sure! As always all of the cymbals from Istanbul Mehmet are created using traditional cymbal making techniques and are handcrafted to perfection and this is another stunning example of the high quality that oozes from Istanbul Mehmet cymbals.
- 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.