HAND HAMMERED IN TURKEY FROM B20 BRONZE ALLOY: The dark and warm sounds of the Byzance 20″” Traditional China is rooted in the age-old techniques of making a hammered Turkish cymbal. Creating a great “cha” sound with a thick, trashy wash, Byzance Chinas are perfect for lifting your music when it’s time to dig in.
EXPLOSIVE RESPONSE WITH A TRADITIONAL FINISH: The traditional china opens up immediately into a wash of sound that’s chock-full of trashy, yet warm character. The cymbal explodes out of the gate, and the traditional finish makes for a cascading effect of high to low tones.
WARM ATTACK WITH DARK TONES: The great thing about hand hammered Turkish cymbals is that each one is completely unique, but the overall nature of them is typically earthy and darker. This of course comes into play with the Byzance chinas. Their warm response is matched with a dark blend of undertones.
MODERN VERSATILITY ROOTED IN TRADITION: Byzance chinas have become an immensely popular choice among top recording and touring artists, as well as clinicians and students. The ability these cymbals have to increase a sense of musicality on the drum kit makes them a highly sought after effect cymbal.
OFFICIAL TWO YEAR MEINL WARRANTY: All Meinl cymbals carry a two-year manufacturer’s warranty when purchased from authorized retailers.
Their hand hammered and lathed surfaces with warm sounds and selection of models may be rooted in tradition, but MEINL Byzance cymbals are the ultimate choice when it comes to modern versatility. Every Byzance model is hand hammered into shape by cymbal artisans in Turkey, giving each cymbal its own unique and colorful voice. The overall presence that MEINL Byzance delivers is dark, buttery warmth that flows around crisp definition. The Byzance traditional 20-inch china has a warm and immediate washy sustain with plenty of trash and a well defined punch. Dark to medium range undertones give this china cymbal a slightly complex musical personality. “