Xist is a modern take on more time-honored techniques.
Xist Brilliant Set
Includes 14" Brilliant Hi-Hat, 16" Brilliant Crash and 20" Brilliant Ride.
"Every cymbal in the set has a beautiful sound. The 18 crash is my favorite in both tone and projection. The hats are nice with a good stick definition and open up nicely. The 16 crash is bright without sounding harsh or tinny. The ride has good stick definition with a pleasant wash and a decent bell." - Mr S
"As beat keepers, the 14" Xist hi-hats made a fine couple. They produced a clean, sharp stick sound with an overall warmth that rounded out the sound nicely. These cymbals blended into the band sound very well. Their volume range was wide, and their clarity remained true at any volume. When I opened them up during a chorus section, their warmth kept them pleasing to the ear, even as I played them with force. When I kept time on the ride, the Xist hats complemented the groove with a bright, snappy "chick" from my left foot.
The 16" Crash spoke quickly and also had
a medium-length decay. This cymbal was very bright
and sounded smaller than its actual size. It didn't
open up quite as clearly as I had hoped, and there
was a bit of a twang that wasn't so pleasing to my
ears. On a gig, both crashes stuck out in the mix
rather than blending into the music. That quality
could be seen as good or bad, depending on the
situation. on loud gigs where you need to fight to
be heard, the crashes would be great. But in a low-
volume acoustic setting, they might be a little difficult to control.
The 20" Xist ride featured a blend of qualities
that made it fun to play. The bell had a very consistent sound, regardless of where or how I hit it. When
I rode on the bow, the stick produced a bright, clear
ping," with an interesting wash reverberating
underneath. I enjoyed pushing the cymbal with the
shoulder of the stick, which gave a nice boost of volume when I needed it. Again, I liked using the ride as
a crash. I don't normally feel this way about most
"pingy" rides, which are usually a little too thick to
work as a crash. This cymbal, however, had a pleas-
ant balance of ride and crash characteristics." - Dave Previ
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.