Istanbul Traditional 13” Heavy Hi-Hat Cymbals


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Istanbul Traditional 13” Heavy Hi-Hat Cymbals

Istanbul Traditional 13” Heavy Hi-Hat cymbals are probably about as small as you would want to go for a main set of Hi-Hat cymbals. Although many people would buy these for use as a pair of axillary Hi-Hats hanging off an X-Hat, these are heavy and chunky enough to make a convincing 14″ sound. Just listen to the video below and close your eyes! As expected with the Istanbul Traditional cymbal line, these Hi-Hat cymbals possess the warm, dark, fat and soft sounds associated with the Traditional series.

Istanbul’s Traditional Series cymbal sound is suited for pretty much every style of music imaginable. The classic concept of these fully lathed cymbals has proven its value throughout the years, from the earliest Jazz drummers and Be-Bop pioneers, right up to modern Heavy-Metal players.

Never resting on their laurels, Istanbul Traditional cymbals continue to evolve, developing and providing the sounds for the needs of the cutting-edge stylistic revolutionary players. Traditional Series cymbals continue to explore the musical possibilities derived from the darkest, responsive and pleasingly controllable cymbal sounds.

About Istanbul Cymbals

Istanbul cymbals were born from the collaboration between Mehmet Tamdeğer and Agop Tomurcuk, now cymbal-smiths with decades of joint cymbal-making experience. Mehmet and Agop named their company after the city that has been home to the epitome of high-quality cymbals for many, many years – Istanbul.