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Istanbul Cymbals own B20 formulation, the most musical alloy ever, Istanbul Agop alloy, is a traditional Turkish mixture that is the result of many centuries of old fashioned, hand-crafted cymbal making which has been handed down and refined by several generations of Master Cymbalsmiths.



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Traditional Series Cymbals reflect a classic approach and sound. All Traditional Cymbals are completely lathed on both the top and bottom for a warm, rich and extremely versatile tone.

Featured in Jul 09 Rhythm Magazine

"...finely crafted collection of cymbals featuring a wide choice of models and weights and offers fantastic value."


Traditional Hi-Hat          back to top

Well pronounced solid sticking, bright "chick" sound and versatility

10" S$290.00


12" S$340.00 


13" S$390.00


14" S$410.00     

15" S$460.00


Traditional Medium Thin Crash     back to top


Thin sensitivity moderate sustain. Fast response and full sound


18" S$ 300.00  



Traditional Medium Crash          back to top


Versatile, full-bodied. High-pitched crash. Direct responses


14" S$210.00


16" S$250.00   


Traditional Dark Crash          back to top


Dark and punchy. Answers quickly with complex overtones.


14" S$210.00


17" S$270.00    


18" S$300.00    



Traditional Splash          back to top


Dark, tasty and warm with a papery attack.


6" S$120 .00   


8" S$120.00 




Traditional Trash Hit          back to top


12" S$170 .00   


14" S$210.00 

16" S$250.00 


Traditional China          back to top


10" S$160 .00   


14" S$230 .00   


16" S$270.00 

18" S$340.00 

20" S$430.00 


Traditional Bell          back to top


8" S$120 .00   


10" S$150 .00   




Traditional Cymbal Set         back to top

Perfectly selected cymbal set includes traditional series 20" medium ride, 16" medium crash, 14" regular hi-hat and free deluxe cymbal bag.


By combining a more modern production techniques with traditional cymbal making processes, we are able to offer professional quality, cast B20 (80% copper, 20% Tin) cymbals at a price that is accessible to drummers at any level. Hi-Hats are crisp and focused with tight sticking and are medium in weight. Crashes have a papery attack, and a medium decay. Ride delivers a definitive ping, with a balance and musical spread. Available with a traditionally lathed or modern brilliant finish.

Featured in Jul 09 Rhythm Magazine

".. the modern techniques employed to make Xist cymbals impart a similarly modern twist to the classic istanbul sound - and at a bargain price."

Istanbul XIST Cymbal 3pc Set (NEW!!)        back to top

Featured in Jul 09 Rhythm Magazine


Professional quality, case B20 cymbals at accessible price.

Hi-Hats are crisp and focused with tight sticking, Crashes have a papery attack, and Ride delivers a definitive ping.


14" Hi Hat

16" Crash

20" Ride



XIST Crash Cymbal


15" S$180.00


16" S$190.00    


17" S$210.00


18" S$230.00


20" S$300.00


XIST Ride Cymbal


22" S$360.00


XIST Splash Cymbal


10" S$110.00



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Istanbul Agop Website

Alchemy Website

Istanbul Agop in Wikipedia

Istanbul at Pearl Discussion Forum

Review from mikedolbear - Istanbul Agop Sultan Cymbals

Review from mikedolbear - Mel Lewis Signature Cymbals 

NAMM 2006 Review - mikedolbear.com

Istanbul Agop at NAMM 2008

Istanbul Agop Pic Fest at Drummerworld

Wikipedia on Cymbal Making

Download Istanbul Production Video (caution: file size is 156MB, 'right click' your mouse and select 'save target as...' to save the file to your hard disk)




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