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What makes Istanbul cymbals so great? Istanbul Agop has been producing hand-made cymbals for over 30 years, using the same time-honored tradition their ancestors developed during the reign of the Ottoman Empire! Istanbul Agop cymbals range in design from the tried and tested standards, to some of the most extreme cymbals being built today. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to ride, or something unique to set yourself apart, Istanbul Agop will fit the bill.
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This Istanbul Agop 21” Sultan Ride is in excellent working condition. Open and smooth. Full bodied responses. Controlled spreading. Nice bell definition for all around use. Weight: 2982 grams
Istanbul Agop 22” Special Edition Fusion Ride Cymbal The Special Edition Fusion ride has its roots in a collaboration with the online Cymbalholic community, over ten years ago. All along...
Istanbul Agop 22” Mantra Series Ride Cymbal A musical, well defined ping but with plenty of body and musical overtones. A very clear and pronounced bell.
Istanbul Agop 20” Mantra Series Crash Cymbal Open, full and rich with good volume and projection.
Istanbul Agop 15” Mantra Series Hi-Hat Pair Versatile - A little bit brighter than the Om Hi Hats, and a little louder and more open. But still quite dark and...
Istanbul Agop 14" Joey Waronker Signature Hi-Hat Pair The new 14” Hi Hats offer a very well defined, and articulate chic/stick,while presenting a nice mellow wash when played open.
Istanbul Agop 22" Traditional China Cymbal CH22 Dark and trashy. Reponds quickly with an exotic, trashy character.
Istanbul Agop 16 Xist Ion Hi Hats The symmetrically placed geometric holes give this crash a splashy, raw attack with a very quick decay. Great for accents, hand drumming or...
A unique and creative lathing process gives the outer edge its warped and malleable quality. Smaller sizes sound like a cross between a splash and a china, larger sizes sound...
From Istanbul: A more modern take on take on traditional Turkish cymbal making, the XIST ride offers a clear, focused attack with a dark, warm sustain. Moderate overtones.
Istanbul Agop 21" Xist Brilliant Ride Xist Brilliant Crashes have a papery attack, brighter sound and a medium decay.
Istanbul Agop 20” Xist Natural Ride A more modern take on take on traditional Turkish cymbalmaking, the XIST ride offers a clear, focused attack with a dark, warm sustain. Moderate...
Istanbul Agop 19” Custom Turk Jazz Ride A thinner weight and wider bell shape give the Turk Jazz ride a darker, lower and softer sound, with a controlled wash.
Istanbul Agop 18” Signature Mel Lewis Crash Ride
Istanbul Agop 16” XIST ION Crash The symmetrically placed geometric holes give this crash a splashy, raw attack with a very quick decay. Great for accents, hand drumming or in...
Istanbul Agop 15” Xist Brilliant Hi Hat Pair Xist Hi-Hats are crisp and focused with tight sticking and are medium in weight.
Istanbul Agop 13” Xist Hi Hat Pair Xist Hi-Hats are crisp and focused with tight sticking and are medium in weight.
Istanbul Agop 13” Xist Brilliant Hi Hat Xist Hi-Hats are crisp and focused with tight sticking and are medium in weight.
Istanbul Agop 12” 30th Anniversary Hi-Hat Pair Paper thin. Low pitched and quiet.
Istanbul Agop 10” ION Hi Hats
All leather, debossed with the 30th Anniversary logo. Light weight, perfect for a small setup. Includes shoulder strap.
Istanbul Agop 19" Special Edition Jazz Ride Cymbal
Dry crash qualities. Clear stick definition with subtle dark overtones.
With its dark and complex sound, the Istanbul 24" Xist Ride has plenty of stick sound with a ton of volume. If you're looking for stick sound, and dark overtones...