Chris Mead is Byrne Cymbal’s first ever endorsed artist. Chris is a working drummer in Austin Tx. as well as frequently on tour across the country. He also has the distinction of being the resident gear expert at the A&F Drum Co. showroom. His Byrne Cymbals set up includes 15″ Turk Hihats, a 20″ Quarter Turk Ride, and 19″ and 22″ Custom Hybrid Cymbals that he worked with Ray Byrne to develop. The Custom Hybrid Series of Cymbals are thinly lathed cymbals featuring a partially lathed bell on both sides and five evenly spaced hammering pockets to add some dirt in the wash.
Fred Mandujano is a full-time working drummer based in Austin, TX. He is relied on heavily for studio work and live music. Working on a wide variety projects, Fred is the definition of pro musician. His set-up consists of several unique and custom pieces but most notably the very rare Reverse Quarter Series which is fully lathed on top and wide lathed on the bottom. Complete with a classy Butterscotch Patina.
Tony Lee is a full-time player and educator in Columbia, SC. As a professional drummer, Tony works across a number of musical styles and is an accomplished jazz drummer. His Byrne Cymbals setup consists of a variety of cymbals including the flagship Vintage Series and an experimental, deep-hammered ride.