Their hand hammered and lathed surfaces with warm sounds and selection of models may be rooted in tradition, but Meinl Byzance cymbals are the ultimate choice when it comes to modern versatility. Every Byzance model is hand hammered into shape by cymbal artisans in Turkey, giving each cymbal its own unique and colorful voice. The overall presence that Meinl Byzance delivers is dark, buttery warmth that flows around crisp definition. The award winning Byzance Jazz cymbals hava a regular finish and contain outstanding sound qualities. They were developed for the natural vintage sound that traditinal Jazz requires. With a complex blend of sound, overall darkness, and a nice spread, these factors come together to form a warm, musical mix. The Byzance Tradition hihats are lightweight with a defined stick response, complex sound character, and a smooth chick.