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The Mb20 Crash Cymbal has a mix of explosive power and tone for cutting projection.

Meinl's Mb20 series was created for one reason-high volume. The weights are all on the heavier side for tha... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Mb20 Crash Cymbal has a mix of explosive power and tone for cutting projection.

Meinl's Mb20 series was created for one reason-high volume. The weights are all on the heavier side for that reason. But anyone can make a loud ride cymbal, the magic with the Mb20 series is that they are still musical and they feel good to play. The cymbals are handmade in Turkey using the traditional B20 bronze alloy and then the polishing process is performed in Germany. The finish is a super brilliant finish-perfect for stage lights, and Meinl has a special two-step buffing process. The cymbals are perfect for anything loud.

  • B20 bronze alloy
  • Hand hammered into shape
  • Brilliant finish
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Heavyweight Champion

By Christopher Y

from Woodbridge, VA

Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

This thing is bulky, loud, bright, and powerful. This cymbal responds to soft attack with a great wash of low darkness with bright overtones to mingle with. When you get on them hard: they respond with hard sound. These things were made for live sound (especially heavy stuff) due to their overall durability/versatility/projection. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.


Meinl 20 & 22 Inch Heavy Crash

By Alexander Zawadski

from Alexandria, Va.

Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

I've had the Meinl 20 & 22 Inch cymbals for about a year now. WOW! There is no sound quite like them anywhere else out there. The crisp and Full sustain on the 20" is out of this world. The 22" is just a monster. I complimented them with a 19" Paiste Rude thin crash, 20" Meinl Byzance Extra thin crash, 21" Meinl Med. Traditional crash, Paiste Blue Bell Ride, and Paiste Giant Beat high hats. The whole set-up sounds amazing together, but the Meinl Heavy Crashes take the cake... If your looking for an explosive, and incredibly full sound, Get The Mb 20's!!!



By Raj

from San Antonio, Tx

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  • Balanced Tone
  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel


    Best Uses

    • Alternative Rock
    • Heavy Rock

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    After using Sabian cymbals for over 20yrs mostly and used various Zildjian cymbals, including the Z series, nothing seemed to keep up with my hitting and style and would break or didn't do the job I wanted from a cymbal, so I tried the Meinl Mb20 heavy crash and one word can describe this...WOW!! very impressed with the quality and sound from this amazing cuts through where it is needed and well balanced tone helps add to the mixture of music from within the cymbal mix of my setup...thank you Meinl for the awesome job and well deserved congrats!!


    High level of cymbal innovation

    By Brain Dezak

    from Joliet, IL

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    I bought the 20" version of this crash. Obviously, MB20's are top of the line cymbals, so their going to sound great. I am going to keep this review very simple: Many cymbal companies can create a super loud and powerful cymbal, but they usually end up sacrificing sound quality for sound volume when this process occurs. The aspect which sets MB20 crashes apart from its competitors is that sound quality is not lost. They are super loud and powerful, but also maintain an extremely high level of sound quality. Cymbals have come a long way, but this achievement by Meinl is a milestone for cymbal innovation. They truly are a rock or metal drummer's dream cymbal. You get the best of both worlds.


    Awesome Sound


    from Culpeper, VA

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    I bought this on a wimb based on a lot of research. I am more impressed with it than what I had heard of it online. It cuts, is bright, warm, and has a good sustain, but is not overdone.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Zildjian Sabian Paiste < Meinl

    By Tony

    from yelm WA

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    Meinl mb20 Heavy crashes are the loudest, bright, and dark crashes I have ever played. They keep the same tone throughout hitting them. No cheap pansy overtones. They are crisp and LOUD. I can�ۡ���t play them without my headset or I will go deaf. The 20 inch heavy crash is so beautifully heavy. It cuts thru pretty much anything and the 18 inch heavy crash clashes perfectly with the 20. I recommend these crashes for hard hitting players who enjoy hardcore music like ADTR, or Tdwp. these things git r' done!!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great crash cymbals!

    By Mason

    from CT

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    I highly recommend at least one of these cymbals! But I have two! The mb20 20" heavy crash bought brand new from here is very shiny, and loud, it makes a very dark and deep crash sound. I think it is actually something that would stand out against people using American cymbals. It looks awesome, sounds awesome and was worth the three bills. After enjoying my mb20 20" heavy crash, I bought another, a mb20 18" crash. It is just awesome, but I do have to mention that it is so much louder then all my other cymbals, way louder then the 20 inch, which is much more tame this cymbal makes a sound that makes your ears want to bleed, in a good way. Earplugs are more necessary for the 18 inch heavy crash then the 20 inch. The 20 and the 18 inch crash sound awesome when you hit them together with a bass drum note, just so you know. They are both awesome and I don't think I could really say one is better then the other. I bought the 18 inch one used and it was very tarnished especially in the hammer marks, which is kind of cool, even though I wish it was as shiny as the brand new 20 inch :)/

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Hi-hat bottom

    By Metalhead15-FU9MP

    from Lexington, KY

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    I use the 17" as a hi-hat bottom (with a byzance thin crash at the top. All I can say is wow. it makes a great bottom. I've used it as a crash too, and as great as a hat that it makes, it makes a better crash.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Ultimate rock crashes

    By Conor Burridge

    from Gloucestershire, UK

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    I own the 16" and 20" Mb20 heavy crashes and they're incredible. Great bright cut, and phenomenally loud. The sustain isn't so short that the cymbal just fades away without making an impact, but it's short so that they don't just sit their lingering in the mix before the next hit. Also for heavy crashes they have surprisingly dark tones going on under the crushing brightness - you can really hear a lot of complexity in the 20". The 20" crash makes a great studio alternative to a crash-ride as source of constant wash in heavier music. Very nice cymbals. Very expensive, but if you've got the cash then you'll love these crashes.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



    By MattyJ

    from Howell, NJ

    Comments about Meinl MB20 Heavy Crash:

    Words can't describe how powerful and rich the sound is from this crash. I've been looking into Meinl for a long time and decided to go for it and buy the 19 inch version of this. This cymbal exceeded my expectations. If you're looking for a loud, powerful cymbal that can get the job done, then get this cymbal immediately. You will not be disappointed. You MUST wear ear protection when you play this.

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