Istanbul Mehmet 18" Tony Williams Tribute Crash
Brand: istanbul Mehmet
- Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
- 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.
- Available 16",18-inch
Details: "There ain’t but one Tony Williams when it comes to playing the drums. There was nobody like him before or since.’’ Miles Davis"
Created as faithful replicas of the now iconic cymbals made famous by Tony Williams on the recordings of the 60s era Miles Davis Quintet.
When Miles Davis invited the 17-year-old Tony Williams to join his new Quintet, jazz drumming would never be the same. Tony set a new standard with his playing and cymbals. The Istanbul Mehmet Company was granted exclusive access to the very same cymbals, made in Istanbul in the late 50s, which were used by Tony Williams on the Miles Davis Quintet's historic recordings.
Hand-carried to Istanbul by Colleen Williams, Tony's wife, great attention to detail was paid during their creation, with every aspect of the cymbals being scrupulously measured, weighed, gauged and factored to ensure that the new, handmade cymbals be as close in sound as possible to the originals. Istanbul Mehmet drew from their rich archives the original and now antique cup dies, the actual dies used to form the bells on the originals, and used them in order to perfectly recreate the bell shapes on the tribute models.
The set consists of a 22" ride with legendary dry, clean stick articulation and orchestral, dark overtones. The 14" hi-hats produce a gorgeous "chick" sound and sublime, signature stick articulation. An 18" crash delivers warm, fast attack and features a signature crack that acts as a built-in "attenuator" to accelerate decay.