Select Your Own Istanbul Traditional Cymbal Set

Pick your own set…express yourself!

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Pick Your Own Istanbul Traditional Custom Cymbal Set

You probably already know we sell Istanbul Traditional cymbals as single-purchases elsewhere on our website, but for those of you who want to buy 3 or more Istanbul Traditional cymbals, this listing is better value! This is because we have applied a discount for those customers who want to commit to configuring and purchasing their own custom set.

How Does it Work?

First of all, our custom sets start with a minimum commitment of buying a ‘core set’ which is 1 pair of Hi-Hats, 1 Crash cymbal and 1 Ride cymbal. After that, you can choose up to 3 extra cymbals to expand your set, or stop at the first 3 if that’s all you require.

The Online Selection Process

  1. Choose a pair of Hi-Hat cymbals
  2. Choose a Crash cymbal
  3. Choose a Ride cymbal
  4. Decide if you want to add any extra cymbals (if you say ‘No’ you will start the checkout process)
  5. If you want extra cymbals, choose how many (from 1 – 3)
  6. Select a type of cymbal (Hi-Hats, Crash etc…)
  7. Choose your cymbal size/model
  8. Repeat process/go to checkout

What About Cymbal Weights?

Although we can’t offer specific cymbal weights for the online selection process, if you get in touch with us we certainly can discuss your weight requirements and put together an even more bespoke cymbal set!

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.


As with most custom orders, the nature of the request means that the order is not deemed as ‘off-the-shelf’ and will need to be put together on an individual basis. Therefore, before committing to purchasing, you must be prepared to wait a short amount of time to put your order together. If our distributor does not have a cymbal in stock, we can currently get new stock between 1 – 3 weeks (working on post-Brexit transition-period customs processing). If you want to order specific weights, this can take longer depending on manufacturer’s stock levels. Either way, you will be receiving a very special set of cymbals, definitely worth waiting for.

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.