Meinl Cymbals Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash - 18"

18" Thin Crash Cymbal with Sandblasted Finish
Meinl Cymbals Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash - 18
Meinl Cymbals Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash - 18
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Benny's Beautiful Dark Crash

Favored by drum virtuoso Benny Greb, the Meinl 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash combines a sandblasted finish with the mellow character of B20 bronze to give you a delightfully dark and trashy sound. It's thin weight means that you won't have to worry about this Vintage Sand crash drowning out or muddying up your kit, since it isn't overwhelmingly loud and the sustain is pretty short. If you're like the drummers here at Sweetwater, than you're likely to appreciate this particular cymbal for its nuanced dynamics, which makes it an amazing accent you can comfortably pair with another crash, if you like. But really, we think you'll find the Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash fits in well no matter what style of music you play.

Meinl 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash Features:
  • A remarkably dark crash that's a perfect accent for any style of music
  • Thin weight and sandblasted finish cut down on the resonance and sustain
  • B20 bronze provides a natural warmth that underscores the timbre
  • Dry, dark sound and short sustain make this an ideal second crash
  • A signature choice of drum virtuoso and Meinl endorsed artist Benny Greb
If you like dark, dry, and warm, then check out the Meinl 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash!

Tech Specs

Type Crash
Size 18"
Weight Thin
Finish Sandblasted
Sound Dark
Volume Low to Medium
Pitch Low
Sustain Short
Bell Size Medium
Manufacturer Part Number B18SATC

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The Most Unique Crash Ever !

first of all, I must say I'm a fan Of Meinl Byzance, all of them!I've got transition ride & sand hats before & was blown away with the quality of these instruments.in crashes I did some kind of research, watched videos, read reviews (including sweetwater's review of benny greb's box set) & in the end I decided between Vintage Crash & Sand Thin; & obviously chose this one, cause I felt like vintage crashes are too washy for a crash.I will Write Down My Overall Opinion In Chapters.Appearance : One of the best aspects of sand thin crash is it's epic look! Upper Side is lathed & Sandblasted, except for the bell that has this kind of patina finish. the underside is unlathed & raw that is so so good looking. Hammerings are tiny & we don't see any of those big hammer marks in its surface that would diminish a lot of trashy vibes that we hear in the vintage crashes. Its so much thin that u can bend it easily & u can actually see its Vibrancy in every strike. Its weight usually vary between 1220 to 1250 gr.Crash : The Sound is mostly very dark (low pitch) , earthy, mid to low in volume, Smooth n Buttery, very very nice tone that is Exceptional. Soft touch with the stick that will respond to every single touch, actually it will do even better with hand!One Bug-like thing about this crash that is actually its only weakness in my opinion is the lack of that first attack that you would expect from every crash. I mean it has its unique kind of attack but maybe can't perform that powerful emphasis & accent, specially in louder situations or big ensembles.Ride : Riding with tip of the stick on the body of this cymbal is also great & definitive, specially by using sticks with smaller round tips for keeping time in a small ensemble; & this is one other great & miraculous thing about this cymbal, Cause we normally don't expect that from extra thin cymbals.Bell : Bell of this cymbal is somehow bigger than usual, unlathed, patina finished & some special hammering method like they do with the Byzance dark series. I guess the bell is another point of strength in sand crash, the tone is so unique, epic & surprisingly powerful.Effects : Using Brushes & Mallets on this cymbal is also phenomenal, Mallet Roll On It & It will bless you with its uniquely beautiful tone from somewhere lower of human hearing ability, to its maximum.Brushes are also very handy on it, due to its texture & great response.And Here It Is; Meinl Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash: The Most Unique Crash That I've Ever Played.
Music background: Drumming for 8 years, Played on the band context in Genres Like Prog Rock, Metal, Jazzfusion, Experimental & . . .
See also: cymbal crash, Meinl Cymbals, Meinl Cymbals Crash Cymbals