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Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal 20 in.

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Though bright refers to its finish, this series actually takes the traditional Byzance and darkens its sound. This is due to a finishing process that limits the high end as the cymbal is buffed to its... Click To Read More About This Product

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Though bright refers to its finish, this series actually takes the traditional Byzance and darkens its sound. This is due to a finishing process that limits the high end as the cymbal is buffed to its brilliant look. Heavier models penetrate with directness and thinner ones shimmer with warmth. The overall combination of dark tonality and warm spread make Byzance Brilliant a great choice for any style. The MEINL Byzance Brilliant 14" china has bright overtones with a sizzling, trashy brash sound. This is a great cymbal for quick accents and very unique riding effects.

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MeinlByzance Brilliant China Cymbal
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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1.0

Won't last

By Deborah Tatlock

from New York

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

I bought this cymbal a couple of years ago and have gone through 3 of them in that time period(replaced by warranty). They each seem to last me about 3-5 months and I've never had a cymbal break on me like that before. Don't get me wrong, this cymbal is certainly one of the best sounding china's that I've ever heard, but I can't afford to replace it twice a year. Maybe you won't have the same problems as me, but don't say I didn't warn you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST CHINA HANDS DOWN!

By Brian Bash

from CA

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

This bad boy packs a packs a punch!!! as soon as I got it (18") I was amazed at the finish, so shiny. Unlike other chinas ive owned (Zildjian:ZBT,ZHT,& A Custom)This china sounded amazing and trashy with the perfect amount of sustain, and it cuts through everything. it sounds just as good, if not better, than the Zildjian Oriental, except the Oriental is a tad bit Brighter sounding. If you are looking for an AMAZING high quality china, get this bad boy!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By Robert DeRose

from nj

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

this cymbal i got an 18" its actually pretty good it has a dark trashy sound but i dont think it should be worth $270 mabye a little less but i would advice people to buy this if they are looking into it especially for bands that play metal with heavy breakdowns and stuffs of that sort

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Holy Hell!

By JARED YERBY

from hudson, florida

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

I just finished playing my drums 10 minutes ago. I bought the 14" and 16". The 14" is the most beautiful cymbal i have ever heard. It's trashy with a short sustain (slightly longer than a good splash) and a very good pitch that complements the 16" very well. I replaced my 18" zildjian oriental china (Had a longer sustain and was not as trashy) with this. It has a short sustain, but not too short. I would recomend the Brilliant Byzance china to everyone I come across

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love china? This is a must buy!

By Tyler G.-KyjAd

from Northeast, PA

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

The 14 inch Meinl Byzance Brilliant is absolutely amazing. "Mini" chinas often look, feel, and are very brittle. While this has the look and feel (to the touch) of a normal "mini" china, it has the endurance of the strongest cymbals out there.I use it along side an 18 inch Zildjian Oriental china trash and the two go hand in hand. It has that quick, cutting sound with the perfect amount of sustain (For me at least). Definitely perfect for breakdowns, blast beats, basically just riding on.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Unnamed User-v_Q.v

from Undisclosed

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

this is the best china i have ever had or even played. i have played sabian aaxtreme china and owned a wuhan. but this china surpasses both of them. the trash sound it produces is just what i was looking for. it is loud of course, as all china's are but it still doesn't overpower the rest of the set. great value and great quality. i recommend this to anybody wanting an outstanding trash china.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best I've heard

By Chunchunchun

from Gloucestershire, UK

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

I had the 18" one of these for 10 months before it cracked, and it was probably the best China I've ever used. Great balance of searing high-pitched trash and a little bit of gonginess underneath to carry the sound, when I think "china cymbal", that was the sound that came into my head. Then a lathing crack emerged on the flange at one of the thin points, so I sent it back to Meinl and got a brand new one on the warranty. That was even better! It was thinner, so it had a much darker sound, that thing roared! Unfortunately after a few months that also cracked - it was hammered even thinner along the flange so it was inevitable, I don't hit MASSIVELY hard but I definitely could hit lighter. I've tried both the 14" and 16" in shops and they're also amazing.Bottom line, this china sounds incredible, but some of the explosiveness and the perfect volume for rock/metal comes from the thin weight, which means durability can be an issue. If you're a rock drummer who wants a seriously impressive accent cymbal, or a metal drummer (with good hitting technique!) who's looking for that quintessential "brutal china", check this out!

 
5.0

Great Cymbal

By Eoin

from Ireland

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

What a cymbal, to me, what a china should sound like If your lookin for poor raw sound, you need the 16" or 18" both give you a great sound, a pleasure to play with this cymbal as part of your kit

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome!!!! Sounds Like Chris Adler

By ZakGuitarz

from Massachusetts

Comments about Meinl Byzance Brilliant China Cymbal:

Love the china. I bought the 16 in and its amazing. Chris adler has the 17in prototype of this, and if u play any lamb of god, it matches perfectly with it. The only bad thing is it looks fragile. But all chinas are usually fragile. Just don't beat the crap out of it.

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