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Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash 20 in.

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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
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Full crash (5)
  • Responsive feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mike Johnston wasn't kidding...

By tclark

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.

    (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.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very unique cymbal

      By Rocketman-mlnro

      from New York,NY

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      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.

       
      5.0

      This is a good cymbal.

      By Justsayin'

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

        I use this cymbal along side an 18" & 17 " custom A crash,16 " Zildjian full crash , and the combination of sound has really opened up. The Meinl gives a warm full tone that compliments the music nicely and is a very cool contrast to Zildjian A's bright attack.

         
        1.0

        Yikes. This sounds kinda bad.

        By Dandycorns

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Explosive Attack

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash:

          To me this appears to be a market hype? Hard for me to otherwise explain all the good reviews of such a junky sounding cymbal. It doesn't integrate well for most of the way people are going to be playing. So unless you have a unique junky trashy sound you are going for, this will be a disappointment. I feel Meinl is a bit shameless for this one.

           
          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.

            (0 of 5 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

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