The Istanbul Mehmet Traditional Original Ride is inspired by the classic cymbals of the last century. This beautiful, hand-made, Turkish style cymbal is dark, warm, and expressive with a woody stick definition, sharp bell, and warm spread. This thing has a buttery smooth feel and is possibly one of the most enticing cymbals to ever enter our stores.
Not only is this cymbal incredibly musical but itÕs versatility is unrivaled. This cymbal is adaptable to any situation or scenario. This thing is perfect for the gigging musician who needs that work-hoarse cymbal that they can use in a pinch. The Ògo toÓ ride if you will. The Istanbul Mehmet Traditional Original Ride swings with the best of them as it easily replicates the classic jazz sounds of the late 60Õs and early 70Õs. It can be used as a rock ride or even as a large, dark crash thatÕs perfect for those big endings or heavier parts. This thing sounds great in calypsos, mambos, or anything else you can imagine.