There's a reason why drummers are protective of their cymbals - after all, keeping them in tip-top shape is essential to their playability, durability and sound quality. Of course, you can always count on Meinl for cymbals that boast a high level of all three of these characteristics, and their splashes are considered by many pros in the industry to be the finest on the market. Whether your style is jazz, funk, rock or metal, splash cymbals make a great addition to any drummer's setup, and Meinl specializes in a wide range of sizes and styles.
For those who still aren't familiar with splashes, it helps to have a good idea of what they sound like before diving into your options. To put it simply, a splash cymbal sounds exactly like what its name implies. With that in mind, not every "splash" into a body of water is the same, and neither are the cymbals themselves.
Depending on the diameter and shape of the cymbal, each splash has its own unique characteristics: for example, the Classics Custom Extreme Metal Splash Cymbal is a 10" heavy-duty beauty that has an explosive attack with short sustain. Along with its dark undertones, this cymbal is ideal for louder genres like metal. Or, for something that will really stand out visually and sonically in your repertoire, go with the Byzance Extra Dry Splash Cymbal. Producing a crisp sound that has a huge spectrum ranging from low to high frequencies, this versatile splash is only complemented by its unusual appearance. Completely hand-hammered, it features an untreated, natural finish that perfectly exemplifies its dark character.
Along with these two examples, you'll find plenty of other best sellers and top-rated items to choose from, including the popular HSC Splash Cymbal and the unmistakable Classics Custom Trash Splash. Truthfully, Meinl splash cymbals are just as much pieces of art as they are percussion instruments - so if you thought you were protective of your cymbals before, you're probably going to treat these ones like your children.