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Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal  16 in.

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Crash cymbals with traditional, warm sound in an extremely wide dynamic spectrum. Meinl's Byzance Traditional finish cymbals are handmade in Turkey u...Read More

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Energetic, exploding attack and a louder response.

Crash cymbals with traditional, warm sound in an extremely wide dynamic spectrum.

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 crash 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.

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  • B20 bronze alloy
  • Hand hammered into shape
  • Utmost in musicality
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MeinlByzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Explosive attack (3)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

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5.0

Perfect Sound!!! Versatile and Dynamic!!!

By Luis

from San Diego

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Pros

  • Explosive Attack
  • Responsive Feel
  • Versatile and dynamic

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      Love the sound of this cymbals, recently added the 18 inch and 20 inch medium crashes to my set, and felt the balance right away, complementing my 15 inch hi-hats and 21 inch medium ride. Perfect combination of sizes. Love how they sound live or in the studio, very versatile and dynamic, recording engineers keep telling me that they love how easy and fun they are to record and mix.

       
      5.0

      Great crashes.

      By Josh

      from Cadillac, MI

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      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      I own the 20" of this cymbal and have played the 18" and 21".
      The 20" has a great, full crash. You can really feel it give in as you hit it. It sounds great hit hard as well as soft and swells great with mallets or with a roll on top. It also has a nice, clear sounding bell.
      I liked the 20" so much I bought a 21". They really sounded great together. The thing that surprised me was that it was quieter than the 20". Maybe this is normal, but it caught me off guard. It has a beautiful crash that is trashier than the 20". It also sounds great with mallets and does particularly well played softly. I've used it as a ride on softer sets. It did, however, crack within a month. I returned it and bought a 20" Meinl Vintage Crash. (see review).
      The 18" was a friends and he let me borrow it for a gig. Sounded nice. Opened right up. I prefer the fuller crash of the 20 and 21" however.
      Overall, a great line of cymbals.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      beautiful but heavy hitters beware

      By AndySTM

      from New Jersey

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • Chips Easily
      • Cracks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Everything
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      These are the hands down best crashes I have ever owned or played. They are good for all styles of music and sound wonderful doing all of it. Alas all of these crashes that I have owned have broke(Quite quickly I may add). The warranty is for two years and if you are a heavy hitter you will need it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Cymbal Is Explosive

      By TNPdrummer

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      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel
      • Spread Out Sound
      • Washy Crash

      Cons

      • Maybe The Price

      Best Uses

      • Arenas
      • Louder Music
      • Small Venues
      • Softer Music

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      After about 4 months of research and listening to probably every crash cymbal from every company I could possibly find, I had been stuck on this one and I absolutely love it. I bought this to replace the Sabian 18" AA crash/ride that I have because the sound just wasn't my taste, if that makes sense, and this was definitely the right choice for me. This crash has the loudest and most spread out attack I've ever heard with washy, yet warm and crisp overtones which is what I love hearing from a crash, especially since I mainly play rock, punk, and a little metal now and then. It can also be played as a ride (given that it's 22") if you like a short "ping" sound, but with washy and crisp over tones which is also what I like to hear in a ride cymbal, but I wouldn't use it as a main ride, just if needed for a gig or some other circumstance. The only thing I would maybe complain about is the price, but in the end, totally worth it, especially when purchased on sale.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      O M GEE

      By Drumma2000-CFNdW

      from Somewhere

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      WOW!Today I tried this crash at my friends house, and it's unbelievable, we compared this crash with a Sabian HHX 18" Crash, and no questions asked, the AA Meinl wins.

       
      5.0

      YESS!

      By colebra

      from california

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      i have the 18' crash an 20' ride. Being the second cymbal's I've ever had. My opinion can't be we'll the best? they were a purchase well researched but never heard. i bought them regardless. an i don't regret it:D!!!! they sounded amazing! compared to my buddy's k class they stand ftw!

       
      4.0

      Goin Big with Meinl 20

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      I was excited to finally get this cymbal in the mail. I watched a bunch of videos and read reviews but my first time playing the 20" Byzance crash was when it came in the mail! At first thought I was a little concerned because it was definitely a darker china esque type sound. However after playing a bit on it and hitting it along with my other crash (18" zildjian a custom brilliant) I was in love. This cymbal cuts through the mix and has a nice long sustain. I can really hit this cymbal and not worry too much. But just to be on the safe side I picked up the warranty ;-) way to go Meinl!

       
      5.0

      WOW! Best crash ever!

      By J.Cope

      from Monroe, LA

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      This crash is amazing. I purchased the 20" and will be getting the 21" ASAP. Diverse is definitely the best way to describe it. I would use the crash for any genre. Fantastic cymbal - worth the $$

       
      4.0

      Traditional is Great.

      By Underoath777

      from Morristown, TN

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      I have the Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional 20 inch and it is worth the money. I use it in a worship band and for hardcore screamo. It is all around incredible and diverse. It really breaks through the mix.

       
      4.0

      Incredibly diverse cymbal

      By Underoath777

      from Morristown, TN

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Medium Crash Traditional Cymbal:

      I bought the twenty inch for worship band and it is great. It has a long sustain and the bell is awesome. It is diverse because it has the traditional sound, but does not sound to dry or dull. If you want something that breaks through the mix this is a great cymbal for you.

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