Drummers continually tell us how they become inspired by playing Meinl cymbals. They are inspired by the new sounds that they hear and feel, which at the same time hones and shapes their personal drum style. Only Meinl uses 6 different alloys for crafting cymbals, which is more than any other cymbal maker is using today. Because of that, we are able to offer the widest selection of basic cymbal sound characteristics available. Striving for the realization of any possible sound idea makes it necessary to have this diversity, the background in and knowledge of all those different materials.