Meinl Byzance Vintage 16" Sand Hi-Hats

Meinl Byzance Vintage 16" Sand Hi-Hats

The Meinl Byzance Vintage 16 inch Sand Hats are the bigger sibling to the massively popular 14 inch version. Delivering a crispy stick response, robust open wash and a solid chick sound, these hi-hats...
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The Meinl Byzance Vintage 16 inch Sand Hats are the bigger sibling to the massively popular 14 inch version. Delivering a crispy stick response, robust open wash and a solid chick sound, these hi-hats offer a warmer, broader sound than the 14 inch model.

Benny's Byzance Sand Hats

Created by Meinl in conjunction with hugely popular master drummer Benny Greb, the Byzance Vintage 16 inch Sand Hats are the bigger brother to the previously released 14 inch model.

Initially made just for Benny's personal use, Meinl have now offered up these big hi hats for everyone to try.

Offering the crisp tone, open wash and strong chick delivered by the 14 inch hats, this larger version gives a warmer, broader overall sound.

Meinl Byzance Vintage 16 inch Sand Hats Key Features:

  • Benny Greb Signature Hi-Hats
  • Crisp Stick Response
  • Robust Open Wash
  • Solid Chick Sound
  • Sandblasted Surface
  • Various Hammering

Crisp Articulation

The Meinl Byzance Vintage Sand Hi-Hats consist of top and bottom cymbals that have noticeably different weights.

Not only does this provide a robust, responsive playing feel that you can really dig into, it also serves to create the unmistakably crisp and articulate stick sound that made the 14 inch version so popular.

Ideal for a wide range of musical styles, the crisp stick definition lends itself well to a variety of genres.

From the intricate sticking of jazz and funk to the power and clarity of pop and rock, these hi-hats are able to do it all.

Full Open Wash

In addition to the crisp stick response, when played open these Byzance Vintage hi-hats deliver a thick, weighty open wash ideal for adding extra power and emphasis to your playing.

Solid Chick

Playing the hi-hats with the foot delivers a strong, solid chick sound to keep your music moving no matter what genre you play.

From charging rock tempos to the solid time keeping of jazz, the strong foot chick enables you to keep a solid beat while your hands glide around the drums.

Sandblasted Surface

The Benny Greb 16 inch Sand hats feature a sandblasted finish in combination with a variety of hammering techniques to provide a striking aesthetic as well as the hats signature sound.

The blend of the cymbal weights and the finishing processes work together to create a set of hats that deliver a diverse, yet distinct character-filled sound.

Big Brother

The follow up to the previous 14 inch version, these 16 inch hi-hats offer a warmer, broader sound than their smaller sibling.

Ideal for situations where you need more weight to your sound or want wide depth of tone, these hi-hats are great for studio use.

However, their crisp articulation also makes them a great choice of live settings when you need to cut through the mix.


Delivering a new twist on the popular original Sand Hats, this larger 16 inch model provides a broader range of tone and a warmer feel, whilst still maintaining the character that made the 14 inch hats so successful.

The weight combination and sandblasted hammering finish serve to deliver a set of chunky hi-hats that have a crisp stick response, a robust open wash and a strong foot chick.

Providing versatile tone with a distinct character, these are the perfect hi-hats for the diverse modern drummer who wants to attain the kind of stylish sound Benny Greb achieves.

For stylish looks, warm tone and versatile character, grab the Meinl Byzance Vintage 16 inch Sand Hats now from Professional Music Technology Online!

Meinl Byzance Vintage 16 inch Sand Hats Specifications:

  • Styles: Pop, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, RNB, Reggae, Studio, World, Electro
  • Timbre: Dark
  • Character: Vintage, Dry
  • Pitch: Low
  • Volume: Medium to Low
  • Sustain: Short
  • Weight: Medium thin
  • Finish: Sandblasted
  • Material: B20
  • Lathe: Narrow Blade
  • SKU: B14SAH


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Manufacturer Meinl
SKU 301499
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
Cymbal Series byzance vintage
Cymbal Type hi-hat


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