ISTANBUL AGOP

Turkish-Made, just as they should be. 

Originally a family company, Istanbul Agop has been making cymbals the old-fashioned way for over 40 years. Bringing traditional Turkish cymbal smithing into the modern era, Istanbul handcrafts some of the finest rides, hi-hats, splashes, crashes, and effect cymbals in the world––and to satisfy players like Mel Lewis, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Jack Dejohnette, and Cindy Blackman, they have to be. 

With designs ranging from iconic and inimitable to innovative and inspiring, Istanbul's various cymbal series cover a drummer's every application. 

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  • New for 2021, The Istanbul Traditional Jazz Series recalls the foundational sounds of America's original art form. Anchoring the series, 20- and 22-inch rides sing with a well-defined stick sound and dark, complex wash, backed by 14" hi-hats with a crisp, clear close and colorful stick response. 
  • The Istanbul Agop Signature Series pays tribute to its endorsees with complete lines tailored to some of the instrument's most legendary practitioners.
  • Istanbul's Xist lines cater instead to a new generation of drummers, offering Natural, Brilliant, ION, Dark, and Dry Dark variants designed to push the sonic envelope. 
  • It doesn't stop there. Traditional, Custom, and 30th Anniversary Series cymbals exhibit even more of the age-old craft and modern mastery that made Istanbul Agop famous. 

For traditional Turkish sound stateside, look no further than the Chicago Drum Exchange.
Shop the complete Istanbul Agop product line today. 

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Istanbul Agop Signature Series

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Istanbul Agop Xist Series

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Istanbul 30th Anniversary Series

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Featured Videos

Istanbul Xist Dry Dark Cymbals | CDE Gear Demos | Mike Hussa

Hussa hones in on the unique qualities of the Istanbul Xist Dry Dark Series, versatile, paper-thin pies with fast attack and faster decay, at a price you don’t have to splash out to afford. 

Istanbul Agop Signature Series Cymbals

Mike lays it down with the Agop Signature Series yet again. These cymbals can range from extremely dark, trashy, dry and complex. We have plenty of the Signature series in stock, so find your signature today!

Istanbul Agop Traditional Cymbals

Mike gives us the lowdown on the Istanbul AGOP Traditional Series Cymbal line. If you're in the market for a new cymbal array or just a new tonal color, the Istanbul AGOP Traditional Series will fit the bill!

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Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface

Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface

$1,399.99
The ‘68 Customs have become an extremely popular amp series for guitarists who love classic Fender sounds along with toneful modifications that resonate with today’s players.

The ‘68 Custom Pro Reverb takes its cues from the original 40-watt model, improving its portability and tonal flexibility by reducing the cabinet size and weight, moving to a single-channel format and single 12” speaker, and adding a middle tone control. This refined and upgraded amp is the perfect size and volume for almost any gig, and may be the ultimate pedal-friendly platform.

Amplifier Type: Tube
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Cabinet Material: 7-ply 3/4" Meranti plywood
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speakers: One - 12" Celestion NEO Creamback
Total Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7
Dimensions: 13.10x22.70x27.50 IN
Weight: 44.60 LB
Footswitch: 2-Button Vintage Style (Reverb On/Off, Vibrato On/Off)
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Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface

Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface

$799.99
The ’68 Customs have become an extremely popular amp series for guitarists who love classic Fender sounds along with toneful modifications that resonate with today’s players. 

At just 5 watts, the original Vibro Champ was famous for classic Fender tremolo, tube sparkle and killer grind at a reasonable level. The ’68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb improves on this classic amp by adding hall-emulating DSP reverb and using a larger 10” speaker for increased low end. These additions make this little wonder perfect for rehearsal, home recording and even small gigs.

Color: Black
Amplifier Type: Tube
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Cabinet Material: 7-Ply 5/8" Birch Plywood
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speakers: One - 10" Celestion TEN 30
Total Impedance: 3.2 ohms
Power Tubes: 1 x 6V6
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Dimensions: 12.50x19.50x20.50 IN
Weight: 26.40 LB
Footswitch: Optional 2-Button Footswitch

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Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 14/20/22
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 14/20/22

Istanbul Agop 14/20/22" Xist Cymbal Set Natural w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$691.69
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 15/19/21
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 15/19/21

Istanbul Agop 15/19/21" Xist Dark Ion Cymbal Set w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$661.94
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 15/17/21
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 15/17/21

Istanbul Agop 15/17/21" Xist Dark Ion Cymbal Set w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$639.94
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 14/20
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats Istanbul Agop 14/20

Istanbul Agop 14/20" Traditional Jazz Cymbal Set w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$810.44
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 17/19
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 17/19

Istanbul Agop 17/19" Xist Dark Ion Crash Cymbal Set w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$331.94
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 20/22
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 20/22

Istanbul Agop 20/22" Xist Crash Cymbal Set Brilliant w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$461.19
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 18/20
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 18/20

Istanbul Agop 18/20" Xist Crash Cymbal Set Brilliant w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$364.94
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 20/22
Istanbul Agop Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Crash Istanbul Agop 20/22

Istanbul Agop 20/22" Xist Crash Cymbal Set Natural w/CDE Logo Hat & Stick Bag

$485.44

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