The Meinl 14" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hi-Hat produces an completely dry, woody "chick" and articulation with virtually zero overtones or sustain thanks to its combination of heavy hammering, wide blade lathing, and traditional/raw finish on each side of the two cymbals. Dark and atmospheric, this hi-hat provides as distinctive of a look as it does a sound.

Product Specs

  • 14" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hi-Hat (Pair)
  • Un-Lathed
  • 2010s
Made In
  • Germany

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Reviews for the Meinl 14" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hi-Hat
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  • Not quite what I was expecting, but worth the deal.

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    I'm not really enjoying how heavy these are for a "medium", nor how bright of an overtone they have for cymbals that are unlathed on the faces. But so far I've done one session with them and a Beyer M160 sounds pretty darn good on them. I will say they translate fairly well when recording, haven't g…

  • Beautiful cymbals, surprised on the weight of the bottom high hat...

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    Again, not the sound I was expecting compared to my previous set... I bought these same high hats a few years ago with the Mike Johnston set, loved the high hats and the transition ride from the set, not the crashes; I sold the entire set back then. Now I decided to buy just the high hats and the ri…

  • 14" Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hats

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    Recently bitten by the Meinl Byzance bug, and specifically, the Extra Dry Series, I purchased a pair of used 14" Extra Dry Medium hats to complement the 22" Extra Dry Thin Ride I bought a few weeks ago. I've been working on my drum sounds for my jazz-funk group's album, which I'm recording in my h…