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Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal 20" 

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This China Cymbal has an aggressive, brash attack with a complex spread. Trashy sound with an explosive response and long sustain.Meinl's Byzance Tra...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Adds a crucially dissonant sound to any setup.

      This China Cymbal has an aggressive, brash attack with a complex spread. Trashy sound with an explosive response and long sustain.

      Meinl's Byzance Traditional finish cymbals are handmade in Turkey using the traditional B20 bronze alloy. The profile of the cymbal is hand-hammered into shape. They are also lathed by hand. All this handwork goes into making a true musical instrument. These china cymbals have a nice dark character with an explosive attack and a long decay. Good for Latin, jazz, rock, pop and country . . . a good all around cymbal.

      FEATURES
      • B20 bronze alloy
      • Hand hammered into shape
      • Utmost in musicality

      Put this musical China in your cymbal collection today.

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      MeinlByzance China Traditional Cymbal
       
      5.0

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      My favorite china of all time

      By AndySTM

      from New Jersey

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • Cracks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • All Music
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      My favorite china of all time. I have broken the 20" version of this twice. Once two songs into a practice just after receiving a replacement. I only use this cymbal to record with now but its just simply the best I have ever heard and used.

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      5.0

      Joygasm

      By Obscurity

      from Hadley, MA

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      Okay, so basically this is probably one of the greatest china i have EVER heard. It's super dark and fast and just makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside. That's saying something from me, since i am extremely picky about chinas (i only know of four that i really like). this one ranks up there, if you really like dark fast china's with little to no overtones, i would recommend this or the Paiste 2002 wild china...

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      5.0

      Amazing sound, but delicate!

      By DrumBoy

      from Virginia

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      I got the 20" about a month ago. Two weeks later, it cracked... Such a pity since it sounded so perfect. I guess my only advice would be to not use fat or massive sticks, because you will hit much harder with them. This is a relatively thin china, so it can't take a hardcore beating (like I thought it could). Use average sticks like 5As (5Bs at the biggest) and you should be fine. Any fatter and there's a slight risk of cracking.

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      5.0

      Don't Underestimate 14

      By Misael

      from Puerto Rico

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      I just got my 14"This cymbal is just way amazing.I have a 18" byzance brilliant china too and both of this cymbals mix incredibly beautiful.Many people buy the 16" and 18".I wanted to experiment and I got a supreme new sound to my kit.Experimenting is good.

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      5.0

      Crisp

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      My friend owns this and I play his set all the time. He is a die hard Meinl guy and I stand by Sabian but this cymbal is a home run. Mixes well and is really crisp sounding. He has the 16" china. It graps the sound you want from a china and it doesn't over do the other cymbals. Worth the money for sure.

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      5.0

      BETTER.... IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

      By Carlos

      from Valencia, Venezuela

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      it's dark and bright, it's musical, sensitive, nice for accents and it's work with all music styles... try it, you'll love it like all MEINL CYMBALS

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      5.0

      AMAZING

      By metalmanfrombath

      from Bath, NY

      Comments about Meinl Byzance China Traditional Cymbal:

      This china is amazing....sounds trashy and beautiful. I would recommend this over any zildjian or sabian china hands down. plus chris adler uses a custom 17" version of this china as his main china. BUY IT NOW and you won't disappointed!

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