Istanbul Traditional 16″ Paper-Thin Crash Cymbal


Light, wispy, dark with a warm, splashy response and a surprisingly full sound…


Istanbul Traditional 16″ Paper-Thin Crash Cymbal

Light and wispy but still retaining enough of that classic Turkish darkness, the Istanbul Traditional Series Paper-Thin Crash cymbals are probably the only modern cymbals in production today which closely resemble the sound of the early Zildjian thin cymbals. If you’re looking for a Crash cymbal with a warm, splashy response but still delivering a full sound, then you need to be considering Paper-Thin weight cymbals. No need to worry about the sound hanging around too long, Paper-Thins have a quicker decay, meaning they won’t sustain too long, especially useful in quieter musical settings.

Hear the 16″ Paper-Thin Crash in action on this video (it’s the Crash on the far-right)…

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 Tamde─čer 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.