Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20" Ride Cymbal
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Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20" Ride Cymbal

by Meinl
The Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride Cymbal delivers a dry stick attack and a controlled sustain thanks to its unique hand hammering..

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The Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride Cymbal delivers a dry stick attack and a controlled sustain thanks to its unique hand hammering and fully lathed finish.

Reserve Ride

Introduced at NAMM 2019, the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve series features a limited selection of specially made cymbals.

Based on a time when cymbals were fully handmade, this Foundry Reserve Ride was handcrafted in the Meinl Turkish Byzance Factory.

Combining hand hammering and full lathing, this ride cymbal produces beautiful layers of tonality and nuance for a sound that’s sonically rich with an aesthetic that’s truly unique.

Offering versatile tone of dry stick, controlled sustain and great crashability, the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride is the perfect option for the varied modern drummer.

Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride Cymbal Key Features:

  • Mixture of Hand Hammering and Full Lathing
  • Medium Thin Weight
  • Dry Stick Attack
  • Controlled Spread
  • Complex Character
  • Great Crash Response
  • Includes Specially Designed Box with Extras

Dry Stick, Controlled Spread

Offering a versatile combination of dry stick articulation and a controlled sustain, the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride Cymbal has a sophistication to its sound.

The dry stick response offers a precise articulation that sits neatly in the mix, while the complex character of the spreading sustain remains controlled at all times.

Providing a truly diverse range of tone, this ride would slot seamlessly into a range of music settings to ensure you have the sound you require from the studio to the stage.

Deep Hand Hammering

The deep hand hammering used in the creation of this Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve Ride ensures a sound with a deep foundation filled with rich character.

Providing a lusciously dry stick sound combined with a sensual spread of full sustain, this 20” Meinl ride delivers stunningly musical tone. 

Top & Bottom Lathing

Following the hand hammering process, the 20” ride is fully lathed on the top and bottom to uncover a rich tonality and complex array of harmonics.

Without the lathing process these fundamental aspects of the cymbal sound would be locked away, but the lathing ensures the cymbal opens up to reveal its stunningly unique tone.

Medium Thin Weight

Featuring a medium thin weight, the Meinl 20” Byzance Foundry Reserve Ride offers a responsive playing feel that delivers a range of tonal options.

Providing the body to produce a strong stick definition, the thin character of the ride also allows it to open up well to produce crashing accents.

Delivering a dynamic tone, this ride cymbal reacts to your playing to ensure a realistic representation of your touch.

From light taps to full on smacks, this 20” ride cymbal responds to produce delicately dry sticking through to full swelling spread.

Special Extras

As with all the Byzance Foundry Reservce cymbals, this 20” ride comes in a specially designed box to keep it well protected.

Adding to the special feel of this cymbal, the box also houses a pair of Meinl Stick & Brush Standard 5a drumsticks, a pair of 100% cotton cymbal gloves, a letter from Meinl managing director Reinhold Meinl and a certificate of authenticity.

A classy attention to detail, these added items highlight the special nature of this stunning cymbal.

One Off Looks

Each individual cymbal of the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve range has a truly one-of-a-kind finish thanks to the precise hand hammering process it goes through in production.

The Meinl Cymbalsmiths spend extra time and implement additional hammering on the cymbal blanks to ensure the development of the complex cymbal voice.

The full lathing to the top and bottom of the cymbal then serves to finish the stunning cymbal sound and cement the striking look.

The top surface of the ride has intentionally been left free of large logos in order to let the natural beauty of the hand hammering hold its own.


Combining brilliantly controlled sustain with a dry, crisp stick response, this Meinl ride cymbal offers versatile tone to meet the demands of a wide range of musical styles and settings.

The medium thin weight ensures a dynamic playing feel that covers superb crash ability through to precise delicacy.

The mixture of hand hammering and lathing creates a cymbal with a deep foundation upon which sits a complex character of stunning tone.

The inclusion of the extra items serves to emphasise the special aesthetic and stunning sound of this versatile ride.

For dry sticking, controlled sustain and lush crash ability, buy the Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride Cymbal now from Professional Music Technology Online!

Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve 20” Ride Cymbal Specifications:

  • Styles: Jazz, Fusion, Funk, RNB, Studio
  • Character: Complex, Dark
  • Finish: Traditional
  • Material: B20
  • Lathe: Wide Blade
  • SKU: B20FRR



Weight (kg)4.0000
Cymbal Seriesbyzance foundry reserve
Cymbal Typeride

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