Meinl Byzance Traditional 18" China Cymbal

Meinl Byzance Traditional 18" China Cymbal



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Meinl Byzance Traditional 18" China Cymbal

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The Meinl Byzance Traditional 18” China Cymbal produces an aggressive, brash, unapologetic attacking sound with a trashy overall tone. Ideal for explosive, impactful accents, as well as ride patterns, this China has a thin weight and a long sustain.

Meinl Byzance Traditional China

The Meinl Byzance Traditional cymbal range is characterised by its mix of lathing and hand hammering and it’s blend of dark and warm tone.

The Meinl Traditional China slots perfectly into the Byzance Traditional Series thanks to its combination of aggressive trashy cut and its warm, dark sound.

Ideal for a wide range of musical styles and situations, this China is great for cutting through the mix in live settings, but is controlled enough to work well for studio recording too.

Meinl Byzance Traditional 18” China Cymbal Key Features:

  • Aggressive, Brash Attack
  • Explosive Response
  • Long Sustain
  • Trashy, Complex Tone
  • Ideal for a Wide Variety of Musical Styles

Aggressive Attack

The thin weight of this Meinl Byzance Traditional China allows it to open up quickly for an explosive responsive tone.

This Meinl China jumps into action at the lightest touch to initiate a bursting attack of brash sound.

Perfect for adding instant accents to your playing, this 18” China has an aggressive, unapologetic tone ideal for adding emphasis and impact to your sound.

From the punchy accents of pop, fusion and rock to the intense explosive China ride sound of metal, this Meinl China is a versatile option for the diverse drummer.

Trashy Tone

In addition to its impactful attack, this China cymbal has a wonderfully trashy sound.

The responsive attack quickly blends into a complex spread of washy tone filled with trashy characteristics.

Delivering an overall aggressive trashy response, this China has a versatile sound that works just as well for one off accents as it does for continuous ride patterns.

Shimmering Sustain

Despite having a long washy sustain, this Meinl Byzance China maintains a controlled sound so that it never becomes overpowering.

The sustain of the Byzance Traditional China provides a dark shimmer to the cymbal sound to add a touch of sophistication to the trashy tone.

The dark nature of this China serves to keep the long sustain well controlled to ensure the sound always remains manageable no matter how hard you hit.

The controlled sustain also allows this China to be used in multiple situations and for different uses.

The shimmering sustain adds a flourish of sparkling wash when the China is used for accents, while the dark tone helps to maintain a controlled sound in situations when using the China for ride patterns.


Offering a versatile playing response, this China is ideal for a wide variety of music styles and situations.

Whether you need instant aggressive accents or a shimmering trashy wash for ride patterns, this Byzance China allows you to do both.

Producing a beautiful blend of aggressive, brash attack, trashy complex tone and a long shimmering sustain, this China is the perfect choice for the diverse modern drummer.

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Meinl Byzance Traditional 18” China Cymbal Specifications:

  • Styles: Rock, Pop, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, RNB, Reggae, Studio, World
  • Timbre: Mid-Bright
  • Character: Warm, Smooth
  • Pitch: High-Mid
  • Volume: Medium
  • Sustain: Medium
  • Weight: Thin
  • Finish: Traditional
  • Material: B20
  • Lathe: Narrow Blade
More Information
Manufacturer Meinl
SKU 28655
Shipping Weight (kg) 1.000000
Cymbal Series byzance traditional
Cymbal Type china


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