Brand: Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
- Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
- Dark and Dry Sound, Great Stick Definitions with Mellow Overtones
- Raw unlathed surface on bell / Vintage and sparse lathing the body
- For todays players who play traditional jazz or are searching for a light weighted dark cymbal sound for any type of music
- Available in 20", 21", 22", 24"with or without rivets / sizzles
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: Designed to capture the sounds of unlathed Turk cymbals with a light weight jazz ride. This combination gives you a dark and dry sound, great stick definition with mellow overtones. The bell has a raw unlathed surface and the body has vintage and sparse lathing. We recommend MC Jazz series for todays players who play traditional jazz or are searching for a light weighted dark cymbal sound for any type of music. 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 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. 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.