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Meinl Byzance Jazz Thin Ride Traditional Cymbal 20 in.

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Traditional jazz ride cymbal with a perfect blend of spread and shimmer. Intensive hammering results in a harmonic, colorful sound with lots of depth...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-16-2017

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If you're looking for the super-thin buttery feel of true vintage cymbals, you've found it.

Traditional jazz ride cymbal with a perfect blend of spread and shimmer. Intensive hammering results in a harmonic, colorful sound with lots of depth.

The Byzance Jazz Series from Meinl are authentic jazz cymbals handmade in Turkey from B20 bronze alloy. The sound is not too loud or too bright, but just what you need for traditional jazz.

B20 bronze alloy
Hand hammered into shape
Utmost in musicality
Extensive range

Now you don't have go to Instanbul to find true jazz cymbals. Order your Byzance cymbals today!


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By Evan Semi Pro

from Lake Charles, LA


  • Buttery crash/ Istanbul-esk feel
  • Fantastic stick definition
  • Great bell for funk/reggae/classic rock


  • gets dirty quickly
  • sometimes too loud for smaller rooms

Best Uses

  • Main ride for literally any gigging drummer

Comments about Meinl Byzance Jazz Thin Ride Traditional Cymbal:


Drummer of 10 years here, specializing in modern church worship music (Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, etc.), but also gigging in blues/indie rock bands. I bought this ride back in June 2015 and since then, it has become the staple of my style and a necessary tool for my music. Trust me when i say this that cymbal is 100% worth the investment. For me it was a feat to get my hands on my 22" version. GC didn't have any in stock in their warehouses or anything so they had to get in contact with Meinl personally and send it to me but man i wouldn't have it any other way. I personally prefer this cymbal to the Zyldjian K Light Ride as this Jazz ride is a bit warmer but with some bright undertones that match well with other Meinl Byz. Trad. cymbals. To each his own i guess, but i'll stick w/ Meinl for now. :-)
Setup: (All Meinl Byzance Traditional except for ride) 15" medium hats, 19" medium thin crash, 22" med. thin jazz ride, 21" medium crash

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