Meinl Byzance 18” Dual Crash Cymbal
Expanding from the Byzance Extra Dry line, Byzance Dual cymbals have quickly risen in popularity and have become instantly recognizable for their stunning look and sound. To start, the center is raw, bearing hand hammered markings, while the edge is lathed and buffed to a brilliant finish. The sound is just like the look — trashy, earthy and low at first, ending with a flash of explosive shimmer. The underside of all splashes, crashes, trash crashes, hihats and chinas are fully lathed for a flexible feel and smooth finish, while the underside of the crash-rides mirror the same finish as the top for added clarity.
These cymbals are made in Turkey from cast B20 bronze and are hand hammered into shape by skilled Turkish cymbal smiths.
Features & details
- Hand hammered in Turkey from cast B20 Bronze — the Dual Crash-Ride gives you articulate definition that activates the whole cymbal while not washing out — when crashing, it will develop into a dark, trashy crash with a response that swells
- Texture galore — the hammering and lathing combination results in a silky-smooth feel with earthy definition, wrapped in a touch of shimmering glow from the outer band of lathing and polishing
- Effortless sound — the thin nature of Byzance Dual cymbals in combination with the unique surface puts them in a musical range that is useful in virtually any style — the underside of the cymbals is fully lathed to help give players a smooth feel
- Increase musicality — Byzance Dual cymbals have become an immensely popular choice among top recording and touring artists — the ability these cymbals have to increase a sense of musicality makes them highly sought-after