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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.

      An exceptional crash cymbal!


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

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      MeinlByzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash
       
      3.8

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Full crash (3)

      Cons

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      Best Uses

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredibly lush, fun-to-play cymbal

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      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.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        worst cymbal i have ever owned

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        from bellville ohio

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        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

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Mike Johnston wasn't kidding...

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        from Oklahoma City, OK

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        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.

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          4.0

          Very unique cymbal

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          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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