Badges Drum Shop is now a Byzance Foundry Reserve Dealer, meaning we carry the entire line of this limited selection of Meinl Cymbals.
Created at Meinl’s Byzance cymbal foundry in Turkey and tested in Germany, the Byzance Foundry Reserve collection showcases the stunning, sonically rich works of art that Meinl cymbalsmiths create with layers of tonality and nuance; however, that is only half of the beauty, as they are visually striking from the one-of-a-kind hand-hammered marks. The extra hammering creates many deep craters across the surface. When this hammering is coupled with the fully lathed top and bottom, it produces a clear, dry stick-attack note over a lush bed of low undertones – otherwise known as “the roar.”
The centuries old process with meticulous quality control:
• Cast in Turkey from B20 bronze alloy mixture of 80% copper and 20% tin
• Hammered by a cymbalsmith several thousand times using only a hammer and anvil
• Lathed the old way, with the cymbalsmith applying pressure only by hand
• Tested in Germany according to the most rigorous standards