Xist is a modern take on more time-honored techniques.
Delivers sweet-sounding ping, rapidly reinforced by a pleasing underlying wash which steadily builds but retains its composure, never blooming to a peak.
Offers clear, focused attack with a dark, warm sustain.
Features moderate overtones.
"When struck with the shoulder, in crash-riding, it produced the type of frequency bed very appealing to my ears. The crash is low and powerful, opening up only as much as the force of your stroke allows. On the contrary, playing the cymbal at a low volume gives a subtle sound, able to blend with the softest dynamics and retain its rhythmic accuracy." - Philip Moore
"Weighing in at just over seven pounds, this is a beefy ride. While it could be played lightly to great effect, it was most at home in medium-loud environments where I could put some weight into it. There's a lot of metal to move, so sticks with less heft than a 5A will have a hard time making the cymbal speak. It's a very contemporary-sounding ride cymbal, whether you're playing a consistent pattern at a medium-slow tempo or executing more intricate figures. It had enough attack to project and enough body to sound interesting to the ear. Somewhat surprising for its size, the 24" Xist got out of the way fairly quickly when given a mighty wallop. It didn't choke or swallow itself, and the aggressive highs decayed quickly into a low wash. This cymbal also felt good to play, giving back at least as much as I put into it." - Colin Woodford
Istanbul Agop has ONE year warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within 10 days.