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Overview

The Zildjian 16" K Constantinople Crash stands as a culmination of centuries of cymbal crafting with features like pin lathing, a dark tonality, and a completely hand-hammered bow executed by master Zildjian smiths. Sedate, organic, and infinitely warm, this 16" iteration's size allows it to emit the signature atmospheric presence while retaining a shorter decay ideal for studio applications.

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Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 16" K Constantinople Crash Cymbal
Finish
  • Traditional
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States

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Developed as the company's flagship series, K Constantinople cymbals are crafted to emulate the handmade cymbals Zildjian produced in the early 20th Century while still in Turkey. Designed to develop a more complex character as they age, each cymbal is hand-hammered, producing unique attributes even between cymbals of the same size and model.

Constantinople Crashes are crafted with a vintage-style bell, thin weight, and pin lathing for an umbrous character with nuanced atmosphere and decay.

 Years of production: 1998-present

Composition: Zildjian Secret Alloy (80% copper, 20% tin, traces of silver)

Notable players: Ringo Starr, Billy Cobham, Glenn Kotche