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Istanbul Agop Traditional 20" Dark Ride 1970 g
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Combo savings in shopping cart with multiple cymbals.
Exceptionally versatile Traditional features many models over various weights with plenty of hammer marks visible beneath the tight deep grooves.
"If there were a fire in my house and I had only one chance to escape with some precious belongings, my Istanbul Agop 20: Traditional Dark Ride would certainly be on the list of salvation. This cymbal has been crucial to the development of my own playing style in the past year or so. It feels weird to say a single cymbal made such a large impact, but it’s definitely true. It’s one of the most versatile pieces of equipment a drummer can buy. Dark cymbals in general are pretty versatile: play them with the tip of the drumstick and you’ll get a wonderfully defined tone that’s both crisp and washy. Whack them with the side of the drumstick and dark rides become large crash cymbals due to their thin profiles. Some drummers don’t even use crash cymbals, just various dark rides. Dark cymbals, like the Agop Traditional cover a vast spectrum of volume. What’s more, these cymbals articulate at every volume. Even when really rocking, individual cymbal hits resonate in quick punches followed by loud washes. And, when playing very lightly, the sound is incredibly pleasant. Dark cymbals are not for all players, but if you’re thinking about making the switch (or just adding a single dark cymbal), I’d highly recommend it." - Matthew Nestor
Istanbul Agop has ONE year warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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