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Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash  20 in. 

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The extreme light weight and the extensive hammer patterns result in a dark, trashy sound with a wide spread and a long sustain....Click To Read More About This Product

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An exceptional crash cymbal!

The extreme light weight and the extensive hammer patterns result in a dark, trashy sound with a wide spread and a long sustain.


Traditional, deep retro sound that brings back the days of handmade cymbal crafting.

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MeinlByzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Full crash (4)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jazz clubs (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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5.0

Best Mistake of My Life!

By The Tuna Guy

from Figueira da Foz, Portugal

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Controllable Volume
  • Full Crash
  • Nice Hammering Style
  • Responsive Feel
  • Tonal Variety
  • Warm Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Style
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Open Spaces

    Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

    I got the 20" version on a facebook group buy, almost a year ago and when the product I thought I was buying was a Traditional 20" Medium Crash. The guy deceived me but oh boy, oh boy, my anger stopped the second I tried this beautiful thing! It's the best cymbal I've owned, so far, and I already tried a lot of them.
    It has a warm, open sound. Really responsive to the dinamics you put into it. It is also really versatile, with a tonal variety that suits in different songs and song dinamics.
    So far I have nothing bad to say about it. It seems really durable despite being reeeaaally thin.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredibly lush, fun-to-play cymbal

    By Eden

    from Austin, TX

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    Pros

    • Full Crash
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

      First off, the 18" actually isn't that thin - it has thinned edges but the weight overall is that of a medium-thin/medium cymbal. The 20" is definitely in the "extra thin" weight category though. This cymbal is really fun to play and you don't have to put a lot of velocity in to get a full sound. It is quite trashy but I think it's just inside the boundary of a "typical crash sound" so it's not as esoteric as some of Meinl's trashier offerings. Overall it's just a gorgeous and quite versatile cymbal.

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      worst cymbal i have ever owned

      By gedtuvftvf769673ughfuf

      from bellville ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Full Crash

      Cons

      • Chips Easily
      • Flat Sound
      • Not Responsive
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

      just don't waste your money go get an sabian hhx its going to worth your while

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mike Johnston wasn't kidding...

      By tclark

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel
      • Thunder Butter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Church Worship
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

        I play drums for my church and this is by far my favorite cymbal - and I play with several really nice cymbals (all Byzance series). Mike Johnston described this cymbal perfectly when he called it "thunder butter". It fills up the whole frequency range when hit but has an explosiveness and responsiveness that you can't imagine. Also, because of it's incredible responsiveness, it's really really smooth (hence the butter reference).

        I recommend this cymbal to ANYONE as long as you don't play a lot of metal, as that's probably the only style of music this doesn't exactly fit into - since it doesn't produce a high pitched and focused attack.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very unique cymbal

        By Rocketman-mlnro

        from New York,NY

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

        The cymbal sounds somewhere in between a China Type, Crash. It has a really trashy sound. Don't let the extra thin description make you think this is a soft cymbal, it is really loud even if you don't hit it hard. I am not sure how this integrates into my set-up but I just had to have it because it sound is so different than anything else out there.

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