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Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats  

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The Byzance Hi-Hat Cymbals have an untreated finish. Esoteric, dark sound with a dirty, earthy open hi-hat and a short sustain and chick.

The Meinl Byzance Dark series is handmade in Turkey u... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Byzance Hi-Hat Cymbals have an untreated finish. Esoteric, dark sound with a dirty, earthy open hi-hat and a short sustain and chick.

The Meinl Byzance Dark series is handmade in Turkey using B20 bronze alloy. The surface of the cymbals are completely unlathed. They have a raw natural and unprocessed look.

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  • B20 bronze alloy
  • Hand hammered into shape
  • Utmost in musicality
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MeinlByzance Dark Hi Hats
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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5.0

Best hihats I've played so far

By drummer from los angeles

from Los Angeles, CA

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  • Trashy

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

      I have nothing bad to say about these hihats. They are dark, both visually and sonically, and are also great for recording, especially if you are heavy on the hihats and have problems with it leaking into the snare mic. At shows they cut through the mix without sounding harsh and piercing to the ears.

       
      5.0

      Great product by Meinl

      By gdaddy568

      from Mansfield, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

          These hi hats are excellent and give you a great sound! Definitely recommend :)

           
          4.0

          Great Cymbal

          By EVAN

          from Woodbridge, VA

          Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

          Although I was only using these as a temporary pair I thought they were stupendous. Earthy sound with great articulation, like it was made from Zeus' trash can: with each surface more musical than our feeble Earth cymbals. Like punching the ground with these metallic plates shifting to and fro with a loud and proud cloud perched on it's finish and voice: this set has a dark sound with rhetoric definition. I'm broken that I must return them for they were a temp pair but I would definitely recommend it to all styles.

           
          5.0

          Beyond the rest.

          By Elijah Stephens

          from Bay Area, Ca

          Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

          These are fantastic hats. I mean they are bright and glassy enough to cut through loud music, but warm and dark enough for studio work. Seriously if you were thinking about getting these, just go for it. They will compliment your drums nicely. Besides that I love the unfinished hand hammered look. Keeps fingerprints and stick marks from being so visible. These hats aren't as dark as a lot of dark cymbals on the market, but they aren't bright either. They are right in between.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Total satisfaction

          By Drummerman

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Dark And Beautiful
          • Nice Patina
          • Sound Fabulous
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Can Be Too Heavy For Some
          • Open Sound Is A Bit Much

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            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

            I used to have several pairs of hats and ended up selling them to buy a new snare and this pair of hats. I do not regret selling a back up hat as this pair does everything I want it to in almost every situation.

            I am feeling the urge to buy a new set of different hats for a spare, but I know these would just get used more than the spare so why bother? Dark but cutting sound. Thick and brash but not abrasive. Naturally bright with darker undertones. Great for fusion and hard rock. Fast chicks and piercing sticking makes for great recording and live hats. Open sound is a little sloshy but you learn to live with it and play with them accordingly.

            My advice? Get them if you can find them.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By JoRdN

            from Pittsburgh, Pa

            About Me Experienced

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

            I went from using zildjian zbt hi-hats to these, and i am amazed at the sound quality. They give the player so much control over the sound they make. They're beautiful; I don't plan on using any other hi-hat!

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Gong

            By TH

            from Nc

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

            Nice sound, look cool, but overpriced
            Heavy duty with a satisfying chick sound
            Claim to be hammer shaped but machine marks are visible from turning process
            Cool but very pricey

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best. Hats. Ever.

            By GARRISON TURNER

            from Goose Creek, SC

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

            These hats are simply a work of art. I have the 13" and they are EXACTLY what I was looking for. The stick definition is killer, the chick is wonderful, they are REALLY pleasant and earthy, and definitely trashy when you open them up a bit. When closed, the stick attack is very defined and clean. When you open them up, they get trashy real fast. The sustain is very short, so they make their noise then die out quickly (ESPECIALLY the 13"). These are VERSATILE! You really need to go play these at your nearest shop. It might change your perspective on hats like it did for me!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Very Unique Sound

            By ithitthefan

            from Buffalo, NY

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

            I use these in the 14" size as a pair of auxillary hats (mounted on an Axis x-hat...always closed). They are perfect for what I use them for: An extra voice when riding on two cymbals...one being the Meinl hats, the other either my China type or main ride. Nice wash when mounted partially open. Trashy.....a touch dry....an extremely unique sound. but very, very musical at the same time. These hats would certainly work as your main hats. Nice compliment to my 20" Sabian HH China type. Meinl is absolutely high quality. A great sound for the money!!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Increable 14

            By TheGrainTrain

            from New York

            Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Hi Hats:

            Ive been looking around for a great pair of hats to replace my ZBT's, and after hours of listening to sound demos on the internet, these were in my top 3. The only problem was, i couldnt find them anywhere. This weekend i walked into a random drum store in NYC, and out of nowhere there they were!! As soon as i played them, i knew they were the right hi hats for me. There a little dark, but not over the top. They are so complex and sound great tight and even better half opened. Overall they sound amazing. Im happy i got the 14", and I will be enjoying them for years to come.

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