Istanbul Traditional 16″ Thin Crash Cymbal


Quick response, instant, explosive sound with low, dark characteristics…


Istanbul Traditional 16″ Thin Crash Cymbal

Thin Crashes are favoured by players for their quick response and instant, explosive sound, so believe us when we tell you the Istanbul Traditional Series Thin Crash cymbals do not disappoint in these aesthetics! With their low, dark characteristics and musical sound, these are probably the only modern cymbals in production today which closely resemble the sound of the early Zildjian thin-weight cymbals.

Due to their thinner structure, we do not recommend Thin Crash cymbals for heavy-handed players, so if you’re in a Metal or Rock band, these weights would not survive for very long!

Here’s an example of a 16″ Thin Crash for your delicate ears…

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.