The Meinl Byzance Traditional Series cymbals have a full trellis surface for a warm, smooth and rich sound. Their harmonic spectrum has slightly dominant centers. Due to the fact that it is produced without a bell, this 18 “Flat China Cymbal has a short sustain with a softer attack. A very smooth and musical porcelain sound.Hand hammered
Each Meinl Byzance Series basin is extensively hammered into shape in Meinl’s own factory in Turkey. This determines the individual sound that is unique to this basin and that can never be duplicated exactly.
B20 Bronze alloy
B20 Bronze consists of 80% copper and 20% tin and is considered the best material for making cymbals. Cymbals made of B20 bronze sound very dark and fit perfectly into the music. They have a very smooth feeling when they are hit.