Meinl 18" Byzance Vintage Sand Thin Crash 2010s Sandblasted

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  • $195$225

Founded in 1951 and based in Germany, Meinl Percussion is one of the two leaders in European cymbal and percussion manufacture alongside Paiste. The Byzance series features traditional Turkish hammering techniques with a basis of B20 alloy for a traditional, atmospheric cymbal sound. The 18" Vintage Sand Thin Crash features a sandblasted surface for a clipped sustain and lighter weight for more immediate response.

Years of production: ca. 1990-present

Composition: B20 Alloy (80% copper, 20% tin, traces of silver)

Associated artists: Brann Dailor, Tommy Clufetos, Chris Adler