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Meinl 18" Byzance Vintage Trash Crash Demo/Open Box  From Meinl

Another Great Cymbal from Meinl's ever-expanding Byzance range. 1202 grams

Meinl Cymbals

What We Think

Byzance Vintage is one of the newer sub-series (currently six in total) which make up the Byzance range. The Vintage crashes have flatter profiles and smaller bells. With eight cut-outs in this effects cymbal, trashiness and visible decay are abound. Sandblasting gives the cymbals a semi-matt lustre not unlike the decades-induced patina found on roadworn cymbals and makes it a living finish. The more often the cymbal gets handled, the smoother the cymbal will become. The thinness and extensive hammering puts these cymbals at the dryer and darker end of the Byzance cymbal spectrum.


Manufacturer's Description from Meinl

Cut-outs of varied sizes and shapes give the cymbal a unique look, wide tonal spread, and trashy, noisy sound.

Meinl Cymbals

About Manufacturer


Only MEINL uses 6 different alloys for crafting cymbals, which is more than any other cymbal maker is using today. Because of that, we are able to offer the widest selection of basic cymbal sound characteristics available. Striving for the realization of any possible sound idea makes it necessary to have this diversity, the background in and knowledge of all those different materials.

Constantly trained and highly qualified employees master all challenges within our production team. Most of them are drummers themselves! And if someone is not and starts working for us, we pay for the drum lessons. They know why they are doing what they do, and don’t consider it just another 9 to 5 job. It’s that dedication which makes the difference you can hear!



Style- Pop, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, RNB, Reggae, Studio, World, Electro

Timbre- Dark

Character- Vintage, Dry

Pitch- Low

Volume- Medium to Low

Sustain- Short

Weight- Thin

Finish- Sandblasted

Material- B20

Lathe- Narrow Blade