Istanbul Agop 21" Sultan Jazz Ride

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Operating in its current incarnation since 2004 after creating a headquarters in the United States, Istanbul Agop is one of the cymbal industry's leaders in crafting traditional Turksih cymbals. The company was founded by and named after Agop Tomurcuk, who spent decades in Turkey's sole cymbal foundry learning the craft before creating his own company.

Designed to be striking in both appearance and sound, the Sultan series incorporates concentric lathed and un-lathed rings through the bow with a raw bell for emphasized projection and attack.

Thinner through the bow and more gradual in the bell than the standard Sultan Ride, the Jazz Ride features a lower fundamental pitch, trashier wash, and warmer sticking.

Years of production
: ca. 2000-present

Tonal profile: bright, full, washy

Notable features: lathed and un-lathed bow, raw hammered bell

Associated artists: Brian Collier, Joe Russo, Frank Briggs

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