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Meinl Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hat Cymbals
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The Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hats feature a unique pairing, designed with Rodney Holmes' personal inspirations in mind. Solid, strong chick sound wit...Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed with Rodney Holmes's personal inspirations in mind-fast and powerful, yet intelligent and sensitive.
The Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hats feature a unique pairing, designed with Rodney Holmes' personal inspirations in mind. Solid, strong chick sound with tight stick response and plenty of presence.
"The idea I had for the spectrum hi-hats were similar to the concept I had for the spectrum ride. I wanted to have a pair of hats that I could use no matter how heavy the music, or how delicate. Crisp, but full. Clean, yet earthy. Cutting, while being warm at the same time. Able to drive aggressive grooves without getting in the way, but is still able to splash and color. Fast and powerful, yet intelligent and sensitive. Some call it a contradiction. But I call it completeness."-Rodney Holmes
- Made in Turkey
- Untreated finish
- B20 bronze alloy
- Utmost in musicality
Be able to drive aggressive grooves, and add a splash and color with these hats. Order today.
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hat Cymbals:
My last set was a pair of Zildjian 14" ZXT Titanium Rock hi-hats, which, apart from being wickedly bright-sounding, were finally starting to crack on me after 9+ years of wailing on them. At that point, I knew it was time for a serious upgrade, so I sought a pair of hats that were more well-balanced than my Zildjians. After looking at and listening to a ton of Meinl's hi-hats, I finally settled on this pair.
First off, these are beautiful, interesting cymbals just by looking at them. There is a circular, almost hypnotic pattern of lathed and unlathed sections on both cymbals. From what I could gather, this helps balance out the tones these cymbals produce.
And speaking of tones, when I hit these for the first time in every way possible, I was like, "Now THIS is what hi-hats should sound like!" They sounded LEAGUES better than my Zildjians; they are much darker, but not too dark. They still have that bright shimmer with a touch of earthiness to them. Their "chik" sound when pedaling is very well defined, and open/closed playing is quite literally a snap. They are aggressive and loud enough for my metal playing, yet delicate enough for light jazz.
Rodney Holmes really nailed it with these hats; they are perfectly balanced for any kind of playing style. I am very satisfied with this purchase.