Istanbul Traditional 20″ Heavy Crash Cymbal


Powerful & explosive with added projection & sustain…


Istanbul Traditional 20″ Heavy Crash Cymbal

The Istanbul Traditional Series is extremely comprehensive and amongst its Crash cymbal line, includes a number of heavy Crash cymbal weights. History dictates Istanbul to be quite possibly, the only modern cymbal manufacturer producing cymbals which closely resemble the sound of the early Zildjian cymbals.

It would be nice to have a time-machine and be able to go back to the 1930s to visit the Zildjian brothers in America and hand-pick some heavy Crash cymbals, but we can’t! However, the sound of heavier weighted Crash cymbals is alive and kicking in the Istanbul Traditional cymbal line, delivering a powerful and explosive crash sound with the added projection and sustain expected from a heavier weight cymbal.

Hear the 20″ Heavy Crash in the following video (it’s the Crash cymbal on the left)…

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.