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.
Cindy Blackman Mantra Ride
Has brilliant leading edge with sharp stick response, well defined ping.
Features clear and pronounced bell.
Cleverly combine its jazz and funk roots with modern, more sparklingly loud and cutting thrust.
Underneath the initial stick clarity is a plentiful wash adding much to the rounded presence of the ride tone with overtones complex but harmonious.
"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 22" Mantra Ride has a brilliant leading edge with a sharp stick response, exactly what you imagine the brief asked for. It cleverly combines its jazz and funk roots with a modern, more sparklingly loud and cutting thrust. The result is the ride will serve you on medium volume jazzy noodles right through to all-out Kravitz style rock-funk blasts. There is power aplenty, so if you do find you need to stoke things up, this ride won't be left trailing and played out. "The ride will serve you on medium volume jazzy noodles right through to all-out Kravitz style rock-funk blasts." This is not a dry cymbal, and underneath the initial stick clarity is a plentiful wash adding much to the rounded presence of the ride tone. Overtones are complex but harmonious, there are no unpleasant long-lasting hums, the cymbal has been expertly hammered to get the maximum body while extracting any discords. This applies whether you play it loud or soft. But this is just the start. Adding to this power, when you crash-ride/shoulder it the crash sound is surprisingly bright. It's a dazzling shimmer with that full-bodied deeper wash filling out the total effect. And then there's the bell. This is a classic solid and clear clanger that means business, but is not stabbing in the unpleasant manner. There is always that darker component warming out the stroke." - Geoff Nicholls
Istanbul Agop has ONE year warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within 10 days.