Istanbul Agop Signature Lenny White Epoch 22″ Ride Cymbal
With a CV covering work with artists like Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller and so many others, it’s unsurprising that the Lenny White Epoch 22″ Ride cymbal was made!
Created with Istanbul Cymbals, the Lenny White Epoch 22″ Ride was inspired by a Ride cymbal given to the late Wallace Roney by the legendary Tony Williams. Tony had gifted the cymbal to Wallace and Lenny used it whilst working with him and no doubt took its sound as the basis for his signature Epoch Ride.
This cymbal has a slighter curvature to its edge area compared to other cymbals and is a medium-thin weight. Its smaller bell size helps produce a definite, high-pitched stick sound complimented by a trashy, controlled ‘wash’ underneath.
Hear this cymbal played in the following video…
We feel the Lenny White Epoch cymbals are pretty close to the UFIP Natural Series cymbals, containing a similar darkness and overtone, but without the flat profile. If you are interested in selecting any of the Istanbul Agop Signature cymbals by weight, please see our hand-picked service page to check availability or call us on 0151 227 3271 to discuss your preferred weights.