Istanbul Signature Mel Lewis Blue Note Cymbal Pack
Mel Lewis was Istanbul’s first endorser. After his death in 1990, and with the blessing of his family, Mel’s chosen cymbals were flown back to the Agop factory and used as models for what would become his Signature Series. Every detail of every individual cymbal has been taken in with exacting care and replicated by the hands of their cymbalsmiths. These cymbals are Istanbul’s way of paying tribute to Mel’s legacy in the best way they know how.
The Mel Lewis Blue Note Set contains the following goodies
- 14” Istanbul Signature Mel Lewis Hi-Hats
- 19” Istanbul Signature Mel Lewis Crash Ride
- 21” Istanbul Signature Mel Lewis Sizzle Ride (w/ Rivets)
- FREE BopWorks Signature Mel Lewis 7D Model Drum Sticks
The hats feature a warm, full-bodied sound. Soft, washy and buttery. The crash ride contrasts the hats and ride with dry crash qualities. It finds it’s place with a clear stick definition and subtle, dark overtones. The sizzle ride is dark, warm and buttery, with a woody stick definition. A true classic sound. These three cymbal will sit, cook and cut, whatever level you’re tickling them at.
A must for the old-school vintage enthusiasts, BopWorks drumsticks are replica designs of drumsticks from the days when Jazz & Swing music ruled, but made with modern manufacturing techniques. This means that although BopWorks drumsticks have a look of sticks from the yesteryear, their consistency and quality control come in at the same level of perfection that players demand in the 21st Century. Mel’s 7D is an exact recreation of his ’60s era stick. Standard ’60s style taper with full acorn tip. 15 1/8 ” long, .540 ” in diameter.
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