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Meinl Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal   

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The Byzance ride cymbal has a low-frequency range with esoteric character due to the untreated finish. The Meinl Byzance Dark series is handmade in T...Read More

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

The Byzance ride cymbal has a low-frequency range with esoteric character due to the untreated finish.

The Meinl Byzance Dark series is handmade in Turkey using B20 bronze alloy. The surface of the cymbals are completely unlathed. They have a raw natural and unprocessed look.

FEATURES
  • B20 bronze alloy
  • Hand hammered into shape
  • Utmost in musicality
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MeinlByzance Dark Ride Cymbal
 
5.0

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5.0

PERFECT

By DRUMMERDV

from Reno NV

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dark and articulate
  • Washable Ride

Cons

  • none so far

Best Uses

  • Church

Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal:

2nd purchase of this same ride for 2 rolls at the Church. I listened and tried several others and this just fits so many music types. Great Ride!

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5.0

Amazing

By Anton

from Cincinnati

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Dark Character
  • Extremely versatile
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal:

      Just got the 20'' to replace my 21'' Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride and I'm loving this cymbal! It's got a medium-light feel to it, perfect for lighter jazz or funk. It crashes nicely too, as I can play heavier style beats on it too. It has some good stick definition and keeps the overtones complex and variable around the cymbal, which can be attributed to it's hand hammered quality. The best thing about it is probably the bell, which is super dry and blends beautifully with the cymbal. Some bells are really defined and ping hard, this one just makes you want to groove with it. All in all, I'm gonna be using this one for quite a while!

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      5.0

      Dont be afraid to try something new

      By Bill "Honey" Hayes

      from Cape cod, Massachusetts

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      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal:

        I bought this used & didn't know what it would sound like. Salesman John helped w/ process & I knew these we good Pies anyway. Cymbal sounds great. Looking for some hats & a crash to make it complete. Oh did I tell you I love the cymbal?

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        5.0

        Versatile with a dark soul.

        By encryptedsundrummer

        from Rockville, MD

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Articulate
        • Balanced
        • Dark
        • Deafening Yet Dark Bell
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • Expensive But Worth It

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere
        • Live
        • Recording

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal:

        Articulate, yet crashable. Heavy, but not thick feeling. Dark overtones, but not too dry. This cymbal can do anything! I play death metal/black metal to funk to prog rock. It can be used as a big crash/ride or a pingy ride. There is no ride I would rather have in my arsenal. Not even the Sabian Groove Ride. The Groove Ride is super versatile and crashable with a strong bell, but it doesn't have as much character, responsiveness, or beauty as this Meinl Byzance Dark Ride.

        I have the 21" version and it crashes like a 24" yet is tight sounding as an undersized heavier ride.

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        5.0

        WOW !!! What a ride

        By Snoxxy

        from AR

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Ride Cymbal:

        I just got this 21" Version a couple weeks ago and this thing is AMAZING. I was going to to use it along with my Zildjan Ride.. but this thing has such a good sound to it, the bell is the most unique feature about it. It is very, VERY dark sounding, but it is still very unique and punches through the rest of the sound of the drums with ease. I get complimented a lot on it, so much in fact that I am debating on removing my Zildjan ride completly from the setup.Worth its money, for sure.

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