Meinl Cymbals Byzance Traditional China - 18"

18" China Cymbal with Traditional Finish
Meinl Cymbals Byzance Traditional China - 18
Meinl Cymbals Byzance Traditional China - 18
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Full, Rich, and Satisfying China Sound

Want to enhance your drum kit with complex, trashy China-cymbal sound? This Meinl 18" Byzance Traditional China cymbal is exactly the kind of instrument Sweetwater drummers recommend. Turkish craftsmanship at its best, this traditionally finished China cymbal offers you a medium-bright voice that blossoms out into gong-like wash underscored with rich, dark harmonics. That's the kind of complexity that makes B20 bronze ideal for hand-hammered cymbals. The sustain is satisfying without being overwhelming, and although it's nice and present (especially in the attack), the Byzance Traditional China won't drown out the rest of your drum set.

Meinl 18" Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal Features:
  • A rich and complex 18" China cymbal for all kinds of music
  • Hand hammered and lathed to an elegant traditional finish
  • B20 bronze delivers a high-midrange attack that's delightfully articulate
  • Medium-length sustain blooms and washes through the mix with dark undertones
  • Medium loudness fills out your drum kit nicely, without being overbearing
Enhance your drum kit with this Meinl 18" Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal!

Tech Specs

Type China
Size 18"
Weight Thin
Finish Traditional
Pitch High-Mid
Sound Aggressive, Trashy, Smooth
Sustain Medium
Volume Medium
Manufacturer Part Number B18CH

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Elegant and Versatile

Meinl knocks it out of the park once again with what might be the most gorgeous sounding china I've ever heard! Most chinas are one-trick-ponies in terms of stylistic applicability (thin ones for jazz, heavy ones for metal, but nothing that ever sounds useable in-between). Yet somehow, this baby displays a dynamic characteristic and voice that makes all other chinas sound like cheap stamped brass. From delicate swing patterns to Meshuggah-esque superimpositions, I'm able to pull so many sounds out of one cymbal – I sort of feel bad that I had to pay so little for so much. Hats off to Sweetwater and Meinl!
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