Istanbul Alchemy IASWR21 21" Sweet Ride Cymbal
Alchemy is totally a new approach for the cymbal world. The method used in producing these cymbals is different than Istanbul Agop cymbals. Alchemy cymbals start off with the ISTANBUL AGOP secret alloy, but are completed with the addition of some different materials - metals that make the cymbals stronger and much more cutting. This creates the unique Alchemy sound.
The profile, created by hand - not with a pressing machine, is a difficult technique. By giving the shape by hand, the Istanbul cymbal smiths control the profile for a full-bodied sound in a cutting and bright cymbal which we believe is hard to find anywhere else in today’s cymbal market.
The lathing opens the sound of the cymbal, the machine and the tools used for the lathing process of Alchemy cymbals make them roar! A unique double lathing process is used for Alchemy cymbals exclusively. The hand hammering techniques which is same for all Istanbul models is then applied with different hammer types to give the Alchemy cymbals their special sound and touch. The brilliant appearance completes the uniqueness of Alchemy cymbals.
Sweet: The thinnest line of Alchemy, they are lathed much more tightly, and they have a flatter body to produce a deeper and full bodied sound. Warm and soft sound with woody stick response.