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Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal

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The Byzance Crash Cymbal is dark in a low-frequency range, and esoteric character caused by the untreated finished. Earthy with a strong attack and s...Click To Read More About This Product

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A punchy, total eclipse-dark crash with a quick decay.

The Byzance Crash Cymbal is dark in a low-frequency range, and esoteric character caused by the untreated finished. Earthy with a strong attack and short sustain.

The Meinl Byzance Dark series is handmade in Turkey using B20 bronze alloy. The surface of the cymbals are completely unlathed. They have a raw natural and unprocessed look.

FEATURES
  • Sizes & Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Crash
  • Sizes (in): Multiple
  • Construction
  • Material: Cast Alloy
  • Hammering: Hand
  • Lathing: None
  • Cymbal Weight: Thin
  • Bell: Standard
  • Other
  • Finish: Raw
  • Country of Origin: Turkey
  • Added Value: No
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MeinlByzance Dark Crash Cymbal
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Explosive attack (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Crash! (18")

By Jacob

from Saratoga Springs, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • Sort of quiet

Best Uses

  • Ambient
  • Breakdowns
  • Buildups

Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

I played this crash (18in. and 16in.) in a Guitar Center store about a year ago and I was totally blown away - they sound incredible together and I instantly fell in love. Finally got around to getting one myself (I got the 18in. and will be buying the 16in. eventually as well) and I got it in the mail today. I have to say, my earlier excitement for this crash was well-deserved! It sounds great. It's not too loud for an 18in crash, but the quality of the sound makes up for it. Great for breakdowns and buildups. Meinl makes great, high-quality cymbals and I absolutely reccommend this!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Philip

from NYC

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Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is earthy and amazing. It feels like it'll never break and sounds great in many different settings. Hit it a bunch of different ways and get a bunch of different sounds. Stop reading, go buy it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A big ride in a small crash

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

for any drummer who likes to ride on the crash this is the one for you. I have the 16 inch and all i can say is that some times big things come in small packages. Meinl byzance series are the best cymbals out there so many choices that if you dont like this one look at the other meinl byzance series they have a sound for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Meinl Byzance Dark Crash

By NunsAreTight

from Dallas Texas

Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

So I've had this cymbal (17") for several months now and I think its incredible. After the 4 months I've had it, it doesn't even show the slightest bit of wear. No stick marks or blemished visible the the naked eye. I was so amazed that I even tried to find some with a magnifying glass... Not a scratch. Meinl makes the, by far, most durable cymbals and I personally believe they sound the best. This specific cymbal has a really explosive attack with beautiful, dark, trashy overtones. When I play jazz I will lightly ride it for an incredibly complex, dark wash. It makes a perfect accent cymbal for rock. I personally love it the most when I play metal/hardcore music. It puts out a great amount of volume with a trashy and dark, yet somehow slightly bright sound. This is an incredibly complex and sophisticated cymbal that will not disappoint you. If you've got the money, invest in this cymbal.

 
5.0

16" Byzance Dark Crash 16"

By danabike

from Great Barrington, MA.

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Trashy yet musical

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

    Great trashy sound, musical and perfect compliment to it's bigger 18" cousin. Sound crazy dry with older vintage drums yet very useable with modern drums too

     
    5.0

    Under Dog

    By DRUMMERDV

    from Reno NV

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    Pros

    • Full Crash
    • Manna from Heaven
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

      This Crash has the perfect balance of everything. It is soft but the sound is expansive. It has a low tone but some how fits just fine as a expressive snare/cymbal combined hit.

       
      5.0

      Tindr can't even find you a match this good.

      By Josh F.

      from Green Bay, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Aesthetically Appealing
      • Explosive Attack
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues
        • Virtually Anywhere

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

        I'm a little cautious when hearing the sound clips as they don't always represent the cymbal well, but I'm incredibly pleased with this cymbal. Overall the timbre is perfect for what I was looking for. I was worried it may be a bit too dark and dry as I've not had any direct experience with many dark cymbals. This was not the case upon playing it. It yields excellent volume, a medium sustain and such a unique voice. I will be buying more of Meinl's Dark Byzance line in the future.

         
        5.0

        It is Dark, It is Dry

        By danabike

        from Great Barrington, MA.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Dry
        • Explosive Attack
        • Responsive Feel
        • Short Decay

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Rock Jazz Alternative

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

        As a long time Paiste Signature user, I was intriqued to investigate the Byzance Dark series for a color contrast on my kits. The 17" dark did not have the explosiveness as the 18" so I now own it. The 14" Hi Hats, 10" splash and 21" Dark Ride are a perfect sonic blend to my arsenal. Meinl is my second favorite brand now (maybe close to 1st)

         
        5.0

        Truly a Dark and Awesome addition!!

        By danabike

        from Great Barrington, MA.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Dark And Dryenough
        • Dry And Dark Enough
        • Focused Crash
        • Purposeful Cymbal
        • Short Sustain

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Rock Jazz Alternative
        • Rock Jazz And Alternativ

        Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

        Tried the 17" before I bought the 18". 18" wins explosiveness and sought after dark dry sound. I am a die hard Paiste Signature user for years. Byzance Dark series is a welcome blend to the arsenal. I also have the 14" dry hi hats, 21" dry ride and 10" dry splash.

         
        5.0

        Love this thing!

        By jc

        from iowa

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Dark
        • Different
        • Earthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

            I couldnt be happier with this cymbal. I have the 17" and it blends great with my 18" meinl mb10 medium crash, 20" zildjian k ride and zildjian new beat hats. Separately it has nice contrast. It has a dark earthy grit to it that dies off quick, and has a low lingering ring. Very interesting cymbal. If youre looking for something a little different for your setup. This is your cymbal. I love it.

             
            5.0

            exactly what i paid for.

            By mmm ness

            from washington

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Awesome In A Mix
            • Explosive Attack
            • It~'~~s Dark
            • It~'~~s Trashy
            • Loud
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

            • Ear Shattering

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Studio

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Crash Cymbal:

            this thing is the darkest cymbal i have ever owned. really loud and mixes very well in a mix. has a very distinct flavor all its own. also the loudest cymbal i have (it's the 18" model). playing without earplugs may hurt. i absolutely love this thing and plan on buying more from the byzance line.

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