MEINL Cymbals B8DAS 8inch Byzance Dark Splash
Founded by Roland Meinl in 1951 and initially producing wind instruments, the first MEINL cymbals appeared in 1952 and were cut from large metal sheets, hammered, lathed and drilled by hand by Roland Meinl himself, who then personally transported them, on the luggage carrier of his bicycle, to the railway station for shipment. MEINL has since gone from such humble origins to become a world leader in percussion instruments.
The Byzance Dark series cymbals feature a dark and earthy tone with a good stick definition, personified by their oven-blackened look. The surface of these cymbals is untreated and they are extensively hand hammered into shape by MEINL cymbal artisans in Turkey using B20 bronze alloy. This 8" Byzance Dark splash is perfect for punchy splash fills with a slightly trashy and fast sustain. Its unique sonic qualities that are ideal for music where dark tone and articulation are required.