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Istanbul Agop Cindy Blackman 20" Mantra Crash 1810 g
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When Cindy Blackman-Santana felt the need for something sharper and brighter, though not at the expense of losing the darker jazzy side, Mantra is created as the perfect counterpart to OM. Adding higher volume, and greater attack, while still maintaining a musical balance of warm overtones. Great for situations which require greater projection and cut that still require a rich, dark sound.
"Mantras provide Cindy Blackman-Santana with a jazz-based cymbal retaining that hallmark traditional Istanbul character, but with a sharper, brighter cutting, rocking edge. The Mantra Crash has a lower warmth and range, but starts with a sharper and livelier slicing edge. It's pretty fast for a 20", opens up easily, blooms luxuriously with a full rich whoosh. You can listen closely as it dies away and never wince at some unexpected and unharmonious overtone spoiling the purity of the decay. You can find yourselves riding on it and playing the bell. More than ever it is worth remembering 'crash' is just a convenient label and a quality cymbal like this can be put to many musical uses." - Geoff Nicholls
"As expected, the 20" Mantra Crash, which is much thinner than the Ride, is characterized by a softer and fuller sound. In a direct comparison, the 20" OM Crash sounds quite throaty deep and less aggressive, while the Mantra comes across as a bit more all around with its clear increase in highs and a slightly biting attack. Nevertheless, the basic character of the Mantra Crash is characterized by dark, smoky sound - typically Agop! Due to its diameter, this cymbal can of course also be used wonderfully as a thin ride, which is interesting for small setups with only one cymbal stand. Overall, the Mantra Crash is a versatile cymbal." - Jonas Böker
"The Mantra 20" crash has a lower warmth and range, but starts with a sharper and livelier slicing edge. It's pretty fast for a 20", opens up easily and blooms luxuriously with a full rich whoosh." - Team
"These offer a bright and warm cymbal sound. Lots of stick definition and volume control allow these cymbals to shine in all musical situations. In addition, they have a great crash and wonderful wash, making for a fantastic multi-purpose ride." - Nick Cesarz
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