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.
Atsuki Takizawa is a drummer based in Tokyo, Japan. He is well known for his creative drum videos and his style centered around 1930’s music. His Byrne Cymbals setup includes a full range of Vintage Series Byrne Cymbals: 10″ splash, 12″ hi-hats, 13 & 15″ crash, 18″ china, and 20″ ride. The Vintage Series Byrne Cymbals are a line of hand-hammered and lathed cymbals with a ‘tah’ on the stick and a dark wash.