Istanbul Agop Signature 19-inch Flat Ride Cymbal


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Discover the Legacy of Istanbul Agop Signature 19-inch Flat Ride Cymbal

This Istanbul Agop Signature 19-inch Ride cymbal is part of the ‘magnum opus’ of the late Agop Tomurcuk, master cymbalsmith and founder of a Istanbul Cymbals. Using a notebook full of a lifetime’s worth of cymbal making alchemy, he set about on what was to be the final project of his life, resulting in the Agop cymbal range.

These Flat Rides have an ultra-dark sound with a dry, controlled wash and you may have guessed, produce a distinctive Ride sound due to the lack of a traditional bell. Here’s a short example for your Toby jugs:

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Thanks to The Drum Center of Portsmouth’s YouTube channel for the public share.

The raw lathing during the manufacturing process leaves every cymbal with a distinctively coloured finish and as you would expect, unique sound. Agop’s final achievement after a lifetime spent in cymbal making has culminated in a range of cymbals bearing testament to his early years in the Turkish Zildjian ‘K’ factory. If you’re looking for dark, trashy and atmospheric cymbal sounds, this range holds an Aladdin’s cave of aural delights to explore.

If you are interested in selecting any of the Agop cymbals by weight, please send us an email to check availability or call us on 07366 139117 to discuss your preferred weights.

The icing on the cake for us though, is the creator’s signature left on the surface. We can remember the first Istanbul cymbals coming into Liverpool around 1981 with their green logo. History has turned full circle as Agop’s final signature cymbal range carries the same coloured stamp as the fledgling Istanbul cymbals. And why is this? Simply because, green was his favourite colour!