Mel Lewis could drive a big band, or a small group, with a fire that few drummers have been able to emulate. He was Istanbul Agop's first endorser. After his death in 1990 and with the blessing of his family, Mel’s chosen cymbals were flown back to Istanbul Agop factory. Every detail of every individual cymbal has been taken in with exacting detail and replicated by the hands of Istanbul Agop cymbal-smiths. These cymbals are Istanbul Agop's way of paying tribute to Mel’s legacy in the best way they know how. Originally created especially for his live performances, these tribute cymbals have highly versatile perspective ranging from small jazz settings to nostalgic big band sounds.
Mel Lewis 21" Ride
Produces dark wash of subtle overtones along with solid warm buttery stick definition that also cuts.
Its diversity of tones allow for driving ride action along with warm, trashy crash accents with minimal overtone build up.
Istanbul Agop has ONE year warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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