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Istanbul Mehmet Tony Williams Tribute Cymbal Set with Bag

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Available now, the Tony Williams Tribute Cymbal Set features a 22" Ride, 18" Crash and 14" HiHats.

From Istanbul Mehmet, descriptions of the three original cymbals and the sounds that are meticulously reproduced in this cymbal set.

Tony Williams Tribute 14" Hi Hats

Simply a stunningly beautiful pair of old Turkish made HiHats. The top and bottom cymbal are perfectly nested from a lifetime of playing. The chick is gorgeous, the stick soundsublime. But the cymbal masters at Istanbul Mehmet were not to be daunted and the replica HiHats were, in fact, the first of the models to be approved.

Tony Williams Tribute 18" Crash

Just slightly larger than 18, the Crash has a crack in the body and a smaller crack at the edge. Mysteriously, however, there is no discernible buzz or noise from these cracks. The crack in the body does, however, act as an in-built attenuator accelerating the decay of the crash. These sonic characteristics have been replicated through a careful combination of additional hammering and specific lathing.

Tony Williams Tribute 22" Ride

The most celebrated Ride cymbal in history? Undoubtedly. Long regarded as the epitome of the ideal old Turkish cymbal Ride sound. Used by Tony on all the Quintet recordings up to 'Sorcerer', after which it was forced into retirement due to increasing fragility, this magnificent cymbal now bears the scars of the most intense Ride cymbal playing in history. Drilled out repeatedly in several places over the years, to halt the spread of cracks, with a piece flung off at the edge under his furious assault, Tony, still refused to surrender his prize. Despite and 'because of', these historic characteristics, this cymbal retains its utterly remarkable sound and all the characteristics for which it became so famous. Its unique combination of dry, clean stick sound, with complex, dark, orchestral overtones, presented the greatest challenge to the Istanbul Mehmet artisans, and they met it.
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