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Video Demo! Istanbul Mehmet - Sahra and Kirkor Signature Rides

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2017 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Istanbul Mehmet Sahra and Kirkor Signature Rides Dark, warm tones with varying degrees of dryness. The Istanbul cymbal company…

Modern Drummer
Nov 30, 2016

Product Close-Up: Istanbul Agop Xist Series Additions (From the August 2014 Issue)

by Colin Woodford The description on the Istanbul Agop website for the Xist cymbals in this review states that they are “a more modern take on traditional Turkish cymbalmaking.” With modern, the company is referring in part to the pin…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2014

Istanbul Mehmet Horacio Hernandez Cymbals

March 2013 Product Close-Up  Istanbul Mehmet Horacio “el Negro” Hernandez Cymbals by Anthony Riscica Horacio “el Negro” Hernandez grew up in Cuba in a household filled with music, which becomes evident upon listening to his playing. The soul of the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 16, 2013

Listen To Sound Files of Istanbul Mehmet MC Constantinople Jazz Cymbals

Read the review on the Istanbul Mehmet cymbals in the April 2011 issue. Click here to listen (download)    

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2011

Marko Tarvonen of Moonsorrow/Barren Earth

Hey, Modern Drummer readers! Marko Tarvonen is my name, and I’m writing from Detroit. I’m on tour with my band Moonsorrow. We come from Finland and play epic melodic metal with some black metal influences mixed with some folkish and…

Modern Drummer
Apr 27, 2010