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Meinl 22" Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal  From Meinl

Dark, earthy, with a short sustain and a defined ping and bell.

Meinl Cymbals


Retail:  $1,076.00

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The Meinl Byzance Dark series create hand hammered cymbals for today’s music. These fully unlathed cymbals produce dark rich textures with great stick definition. Their sonic complexities are coupled with ultra-modern design options that give drummers more sounds to choose from. Experience their raw natural beauty and dark earthy sounds.

Manufacturer's Description from Meinl

The warm darkness of traditional hand hammered cymbals is re-imagined with Byzance. Each range is hand crafted by MEINL artisans at our foundry in Turkey, then given sound-enhancing final touches by our craftsmen in Germany. Six different ranges offer a choice of feels and sounds for virtually every style of music. Best of all, with Byzance your sound is all yours, because every Byzance cymbal is a one-of-a-kind.


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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!



Meinl Byzance Dark Rid Cymbal Features:

  • Styles- Pop, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, RNB, Reggae, Studio, World, Electro
  • Timbre- Mid-Dark
  • Character- Natural, Earthy
  • Pitch Low-Mid
  • Volume- Medium
  • Sustain- Medium to Short
  • Weight- Thin
  • Finish- Dark
  • Material- B20
  • Lathe- Abraded