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Dry Light Complex Meinl BYZANCE Pre-Aged Sizzle Ride 22” 2439 g

Original price $379.99 - Original price $379.99
Original price
$379.99 - $379.99
Current price $379.99

  • Here’s a fascinating, gorgeous-sounding Meinl Byzance 22”.  There is a very cool patina finish on this one. 

  • This is an amazing dry, complex light 22”. I am not entirely sure what the provenance is - maybe a Prototype or Foundry Reserve? The craftsmanship looks like the Sabian Ralph Peterson Ride however it has a golden/reddish pre-aged appearance.  This has a bit of the Zildjian Bill Stewart Ride vibe but it’s more organic and hand-hammered. 

  • Deep, golf-ball-sized hammering on it with wide lathing - like a Byzance Mosaic Ride, however, the finish is unlike any I’ve seen - it’s gold and red - it’s looks factory pre-aged or corroded. Really an incredible piece! Hand-made all the way - wavy surface. 

  • The weight is 2439 grams and it plays like a Thin to Medium Thin DRY COMPLEX Sizzle. It sounds very old-world, dry Istanbul K.  That’s the vibe - organic with a hint of nasty, pre-aged mojo. 

  • It is outfitted with 3 brass cluster rivets which give this 22” a perfect amount of rain-on-the-roof sizzle. I believe they are factories.  

  • Dry. Light. Complex. Medium to medium-low in pitch which highs present. Broad spread. Very organic tone. Great semi-dry attack. Bill Stewart Dry Complex vibe but nastier and not as manicured. 3 brass cluster rivets 

  • This is a killer cymbal - looking and sounding. Unique for sure.