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Istanbul Agop Mel Lewis 19" Crash Ride 1695 g
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Mel Lewis was known for his fiery drumming that could lead both big bands and small groups. Being the first endorser for Istanbul Agop, his chosen cymbals were brought back to the factory after his passing in 1990, with his family's blessing. The skilled cymbal-smiths at Istanbul Agop meticulously recreated each detail, paying tribute to Mel's legacy in the best way possible. Originally designed for his live performances, these tribute cymbals offer a versatile range from intimate jazz settings to nostalgic big band sounds.
"Mel Lewis was famous for his exquisite cymbal sound. The 19" crash ride was always part of his cymbal setup. He developed his signature model with Istanbul Cymbals as a typical, rather lightweight cymbal with a quick response, great dynamics and dark sound character. While it enables both light and strong crash accents, ride patterns deliver a mid-fast sound and a well-separated, mid-present pitch. This cymbal is not only an excellent addition to a larger (and possibly heavier) ride, but also cuts fine as the main cymbal in a small cymbal set. It doesn't necessarily have to be jazz, it can also be used very well in other styles such as modern R&B up to medium volumes." - Axel Mikolajczak "The Mel Lewis 19-inch crash ride offers the best of both worlds in ride and crash characteristics. It displays smooth overtones with plenty of stick attack for riding. When used as a crash, the attack is warm and subtle with no irritating high frequencies." - Mike Haid
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