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Turkish 18" Classic Thin Crash

SKU: 5315

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Regular Price: £160.00

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Warm & colourful. Explosive sharp & cutting cymbal sound with plenty of attack.

Traditional finish


Turkish Cymbals – Hand made in Istanbul, Turkey

The cymbal making process is a dramatic one that employs ancient techniques from the early 17th century. Red-hot discs are forged in great, fiery ovens. These discs are made from bronze, an alloy of copper and tin. This is where the magic of Turkish Cymbals start. Their cymbal smiths demand only the finest quality bronze. Once the smiths approve the alloy, they melt it down and pour the hot, liquid bronze into cymbal-shaped moulds. When solid, the disc is reheated in a traditional oven stoked with wood and coal. Rolling mills are then fed these red-hot castings. As the casting hardens, the bell is moulded and then the smith retrieves the cymbal and begins to hammer it by hand. The tone, and pitch are created this way. After each disc is hammered and coaxed to perfection, it is ready for the final step in the process. The new cymbal is spun upon a lathe and made perfectly round, any details added, and then either left natural or refined with a polished, mirror-like finish.

Turkish Cymbals are rare and magical instruments with unique voices that will continue to sing for as long as you own them. They unite the ancient past of Istanbul with the future of music all around the world. An unlike the mass-produced competition, they are made to enchant the ears.

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SKU 5315
Condition New
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