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Istanbul Agop Mel Lewis 21" Ride 2175 g
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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.
"The versatile Mel Lewis 21-inch ride produces a dark wash of subtle overtones along with a solid stick definition that cuts. The diversity of tones in this cymbal allows for driving ride action along with warm, trashy crash accents with minimal overtone build up. It also includes two metal rivets that add a seductive elegance when playing jazz ballads." - Mike Haid
"21" Mel Lewis is a pretty dark cymbal with a lower pitch. The rivets give it a nice sizzly sustain as well. Definitely on the quieter side. Crashes very well and has a well defined stick sound. This one is on the heavier side, but is still very thin. Not too loud, very articulate and crashable. Great bell too." - HatchyMcPatchy
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