Meinl Byzance Traditional B16TC
- Product code: Thin Crash
- Diameter: 16" (40,64 cm)
- Alloy: B20 Bronze
- Finish: Regular
- Thickness: thin
- Sound: Sensitive Crash Cymbals with a warm base sound and lower overtones
- Production: Hand chased
Meinl Byzance Traditional B16TC · Crash-Cymbal
MEINL Byzance cymbals are completely hand hammered into shape and satisfy the highest demands. Every Byzance cymbal is a piece of art and has its own unique sound characteristics which can never be duplicated.
Byzance cymbals are traditionally made using the single-cast procedure. This means that every cymbal is crafted from an individual cast blank.
Every MEINL Byzance cymbal is hand hammered into shape. This extensive manufacturing process is the foundation of their outstanding sound characteristics.
Meinl Byzance Traditional
A new era in the Meinl Cymbals production. Meinl Cymbals made in Germany in the "CAST BRONZE" method. One of the world's leading foundry melts the special Meinl bronze alloys and provides ready-rolled blanks basin for further processing to Meinl Cymbals forge.
The pool of BYZANCE traditional series, however, are made in the "CAST CYMBAL" method, each "individual" basin is cast as a single blank. That is the key difference in the production of the new BYZANCE pool.
A Meinl completely rebuilt production plant in Turkey builds exclusively BYZANCE Meinl Cymbals. Here the traditional Turkish Beck Blacksmithing blends in perfect harmony with the high-tech experience and know-how of a leading pool manufacturer. BYZANCE cymbals are made from the first to the last step, entirely by hand. The starting material is the first time in one Meinl Cymbalbronze the composition 80% copper + 20% tin.
The manufacturing process begins with the melting of the raw materials, followed by the casting of the individual blanks. These blanks are heated in several steps over again and rolled into flat disks. In the hot process the pelvic crest is forced out. By hand, the pelvis is hammered into shape and elaborately defined to be independent, individual sound. The pools are now turned off by hand and obtain their tonal fine-tuning. All BYZANCE pools are now being brought to Germany in the Meinl Cymbals forge. Here they receive in a special high-tech operation, with their typical surface finishing.
Crash-Cymbal · Meinl Byzance Traditional B16TC
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