Large Bell, Clear Bell Sound, Ping, Great Stick Sound, Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
Larger than usual Power Bell
Mellow sound of Traditional cymbals blend with the bright, attack sound of Radiant for a medium weight, versatile, all-around cymbal.
Available in 20", 21", 22"
Warranty: All istanbul mehmet cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. (please keep a copy of your original purchase receipt with your cymbal.) if, after inspection by istanbul mehmet personnel, it is determined that the cymbal failed due to defects in materials and/or workmanship, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge.
Details: Session Series were designed to merge classical Traditional Series with modern Radiant Series. The mellow sound of Traditional cymbals blend with the bright, attack of Radiant for a medium weight, versatile, all-around cymbal. The cymbal has a brilliant, polished area from the bell to the half section of the edge and traditional finish for the rest. Session series hi-hats have a raw heavy bottom for a crisp sound. The ride cymbal has a power bell that is a little bit larger than usual. The new china has a distinctive profile with a wide reverse edge for trashy effect. 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 Tamdeger started to work for Mikhail Zilcan. Mikhail Zilcan and Kirkor Kucukyan 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.