Meinl Byzance 21 inch Transition Ride
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Meinl Byzance 21" Transition Ride Cymbal

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The Meinl 21 inch Transition Ride is the signature ride cymbal of drum extraordinaire Mike Johnston. Offering the perfect blend of articulat..

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The Meinl 21 inch Transition Ride is the signature ride cymbal of drum extraordinaire Mike Johnston. Offering the perfect blend of articulate sticking and wide-open crash, this versatile ride delivers distinctive sound.

Mike Johnston Signature Ride Cymbal

Best known for his unbelievably successful website, Mike Johnston is a big name in the world of online drum education.

Created to meet Mike's specific individual requirements, this ride cymbal was designed to transition effortlessly from articulate sticking to a big, full washy crash-ride sound and back without ever losing stick definition.

The result is a ride cymbal with a striking look and a distinctive sound to deliver versatile tone for multiple purposes.

If you're looking to achieve Mike's signature sound, look no further than the Meinl Transition Ride.

Meinl Mike Johnston 21 inch Transition Ride Key Features:

  • Articulate Sticking
  • Wide Open Crash Tone
  • Superb Stick Definition
  • Present Bell Sound
  • Extremely Dry
  • Low Pitched Trashy Tone
  • Short Sustain
  • Versatile Sound
  • Unlathed, Hand Hammered Surface

Transitional Tone

The whole intention behind the Mike Johnston signature ride cymbal was to create a ride capable of seamlessly moving from crisp stick response to full wash without ever losing definition.

It definitely succeeds!

Able to transition smoothly from clear, precise ride articulation through to wide, open crash tone, this ride cymbal delvers a versatile range of sound from one cymbal.

Offering the ideal way to achieve a variety of sounds from a compact cymbal setup, this 21 inch ride cymbal accommodates both articulate ride patterns and swelling crash accents with ease.

Lathed and Unlathed Finish

The 21 inch Transition Ride features an unlathed and slightly polished top to deliver the clear sticking that's inherent to this ride's sound.

In contract, the bottom of the ride is lathed and polished to a brilliant finish which allows the cymbal to move easily through various dynamic levels to provide a controlled level of clarity and wash.

Providing a responsive playing tone, this ride really shines in low volume settings but is also capable of packing a punch when you lay into it.

Delivering a wide dynamic range, this is a ride that's versatile in both tonal character and volume response.

Present Bell

The bell of this 21 inch Meinl Transition Ride delivers a present, cutting tone to deliver striking impactful accents without ever becoming overpowering.

Offering the ideal way to add emphasis to your playing without becoming too loud, the bell of this ride delivers just enough punch to cut through without taking over.

Byzance Extra Dry

The Mike Johnstone Transition Ride is part of the Meinl Byzance Extra Dry range and slots perfectly into the series with its dark trashy tone.

All the cymbals in the Byzance Extra Dry range deliver a distinctive look and an equally stand out sound.

As the name suggests, the Meinl Extra Dry cymbals are characterised by their extremely dry sound filled with low pitched, trashy tone and compact short sustains.

The use of unlathed surfaces and extensive hand-hammering serves to ensure these Meinl Byzance cymbals produce dark, earthy tones rich with musical character.


Filled with characterful low-pitched trashy tone, the Mike Johnston Transition Ride moves seamlessly from crisp ride articulation to full washy crash without losing stick definition.

Offering brilliant tonal versatility, this ride also offers a stunning dynamic range capable of fulfilling the most diverse playing demands.

The mixture of lathed and unlathed finishes serves to provide an earthy sounding ride that responds precisely to your playing to deliver expressive musical tone, while the unlathed bell offers impact without becoming overpowering.

For articulate stick response, full open washy crash and dark, trashy tone, buy the Meinl Byzance Mike Johnston 21 inch Transition Ride Cymbal now from Professional Music Technology Online!

Meinl Mike Johnston Signature 21 inch Transition Ride Specifications:

  • Styles: Jazz, Funk, RnB, Studio, Electro
  • Timbre: Dark
  • Character: Esoteric, Dry
  • Pitch: Low
  • Volume: Low
  • Sustain: Short
  • Weight: Medium Thin
  • Finish: Raw
  • Material: B20
  • Lathe: None
  • SKU: B21TSR



Weight (kg)4.4000
Cymbal Seriesbyzance extra dry
Cymbal Typeride

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