Istanbul Traditional 24″ Dark Ride Cymbal


Classic Ride sound, subtle, dark overtones, reduced high-frequencies, warm stick response with an open, dark wash…


Istanbul Traditional 24″ Dark Ride Cymbal

There is something timeless about a Dark Ride cymbal and the Istanbul Traditional Series Dark Ride cymbals are probably the only modern cymbals in production today which closely resemble the sound of the early Zildjian Ride cymbals.

Istanbul Traditional Dark Ride cymbals offer a classic Ride sound and feel, with the addition of subtle dark overtones and reduced high-frequency tones. Offering warm stick responses with an open, dark wash, Dark Ride cymbals can easily complement a wide-range of drumming styles and genres.

Hear this beautiful 24″ beast on the clip below (it’s the 2nd cymbal from the right)…

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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. All Istanbul Traditional cymbals are completely lathed on both the top and the bottom which contributes towards their stunning tonal quality, whilst complementing the overall look and feel of the cymbal range. Handmade in Istanbul using classic manufacturing techniques, Istanbul Agop Traditional cymbals are ideal for drummers looking to transform their setup with the distinct sounds and enhanced dynamic capabilities these cymbals offer.

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.