BeatIt visits Istanbul Mehmet Booth at NAMM Show 2017
NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. This concerns all musical instruments imaginable, PA systems, microphones, software or services, which obviously includes the drums. Each year in January, the immense Anaheim Convention Center becomes home to thousands of exhibitors operating in every branch of the music industry and tens of thousands visitors. This year was no exception.
Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the greats of the drumming business, all those whose merits are unquestionable and who count in this business (Istanbul Mehmet undoubtedly falls into this category) and those who wish to achieve such a status attended NAMM 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Benny Greb, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Johnston, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson, Daru Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Mikkey Dee and also Istanbul Mehmet endorsers such as Rick Latham and Vinny Appice. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
New cymbals from Istanbul Mehmet
During our visit at Istanbul Mehmet booth at NAMM Show 2017, we noticed a number of cymbal models we were not quite familiar with, so we immediately asked the company’s representative about them. The gentleman was quick to respond and present all the new stuff offered by the merited and excellent cymbal manufacturer straight from Turkey in a very concise but informative fashion. Feast your eyes and ears with the new additions to the Horacio El Negro Hernandez signature line (the 14″ hi hat and 18″ china), the limited edition Carmine Appice signature ride marking the artist’s 50th year in the drumming industry, the Tony Williams cymbals (also available as individual pieces, not only sets) and the holey X-Ray line available in thre versions: X-Ray 6 (with 6 holes), X-Ray Multi (with multiple small holes) as well as X-Ray Random (featuring randomly placed holes).
Drummers and Drummerettes! We present to you the newest products from Istanbul Mehmet for the year 2017! Straight from NAMM Show 2017!