Agop Tomurcuk, the founder and master cymbalsmith of Istanbul Cymbals, dedicated his life to handmade craftsmanship and innovation in cymbal design. His notebook contained a lifetime of cymbal making secrets and ideas destined for the eventual creation of this series, it was the last project of his life. These cymbals with their very unique finish, color and sound qualities, are some of the most exciting cymbals ever seen and heard.
Is very subtle.
Provides ultra dark, very trashy and complex sound.
Features dry stick definition with warm undertones.
Offers mellow crash ride capabilities.
"This cymbal makes you think and play differently. It is actually quite easy to tame for its size, creating nice, controlled sounds with a pleasant, but still present, overtone. The cymbal was definitely designed with stick definition in mind, as it has a woody, but articulate stick sound. The wash Is dark and mellow, and easier to control than I thought it would be. This is likely due to the very flat, small bell. The bell sound doesn't have the best projection, but that is the trade off for most Agop cymbals. They aren;t really designed with large bells and the volume is much more contained because of it. The size of this one does help compensate for that, though. It's truly a work of art." - Chris H.
"The reason we now have a model that's the Agop Signature with green logos is that was Agop's favorite color. So Arman and Sarkis' dad loved green and thought it looked nice on the cymbals, so that's how he liked to make them. After he passed away, they made that Agop Signature series cymbal from a collection of notes he had from cymbal construction, like "How to Make the Perfect Jazz Cymbal" based on feedback from a lot of drummers he had worked with through the years, some of whom are endorsers, some of whom are just really great drummers who visited the factory. Lots of guys, jazz musicians, would pass through Istanbul all the time and they would often stop and visit the factory, check out some cymbals, buy some cymbals, offer feedback. Agop always meticulously kept record of this stuff, and he would keep the records around. After he died, his sons made the Agop Signature Series from his notebooks, and as a tribute to their father gave the series his name along with the green ink." - Scott Liken
Istanbul Agop has ONE year warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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