18″ Istanbul Agop Xist Ion Crash Cymbal
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Istanbul in Turkey has long held the title of capital of the cymbal making world with the tradition of hand making cymbals dating back to the 16th Century there. Formed by Agop Tomurcuk around 1978 after the original K factory where he was foreman closed down, Istanbul Agop helped keep alive the art of hand made cymbals when the efficiency of mechanised production lines had all but replaced it. Istanbul Agop Cymbals embrace the ancient traditions of Turkish, hand-hammered cymbals but take a progressive approach toward sound, design and manufacturing.
The Istanbul Agop Xist series offers a modern edge with a history of world class leading traditional cymbal making. The cymbals produce a powerful modern sound thanks to the pre-form casting manufacturing method, which requires 3000 less hammer blows to finish than traditional methods. The innovative Xist range that blends modern production techniques with traditional cymbal making processes, They are able to offer professional quality, cast B20 (80% Copper, 20% Tin) cymbals at a price that is accessible to drummers at any level.
Like most machined cymbals Istanbul Agop Xist cymbals create a bright focussed modern sound that is great for rock playing whilst still being versatile enough to be played at a lower volume. They are often compared to the well known Sabian AAX range. iON cymbals are Xist cymbals with laser cut holes out of them that makes the cymbal lighter increasing the darkness and complexity of the cymbals and speeding up their response. This also makes them good for playing with your hand.
Xist iON cymbals are a great option for drummers playing with electronic artists or for anyone looking to add a little bit of trashy darkness to their sound without going as far as the full on trash and attack of a china. They are also great for creating cymbal stacks.
The symmetrically placed geometric holes give this Istanbul Agop Xist iON Brilliant 18″ Crash Cymbal a splashy, raw attack with a very quick decay. Great for accents, hand drumming or in a stack with other cymbals.
- Trashy, raw attack with a papery decay.
- Modern sound
- B20 bronze
- Brilliant finish
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If within 30 days of receiving your purchase you decide it is not right for you providing it is returned in “as new” condition within its unopened original packing we will refund or exchange your item as desired. In cases where packaging has been opened we may be unable to offer a refund but in some cases will offer a refund that reflects the reduced resale value of the item.
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If your purchase develops a fault within the 2 year warranty period you can return it to us and we will repair or replace it. A fault is defined as a defect that you would not normally expect to occur through normal wear and tear and that has not been caused by improper use.
Estimated delivery by 18/06/2021SKU: IXIONC18
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