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 Byzance 21" Nuance ride was developed in cooperation with renowned jazz drummer and Meinl artist, Ralph Peterson. The Nuance ride is the sister cymbal to the Meinl Symmetry ride. It serves as a crash/ride but can also be played as a main ride. Six rivets positioned evenly in one section of the cymbal give it instant sizzle while changing the dynamic of the wash. Spin the cymbal with the rivets positioned away and the wash becomes more prevalent. With the rivets positioned closer, the cymbal becomes drier with more stick definition. A dry character and complex wash make this cymbal relevant in today's music with a homage to the early era of jazz, R&B, and funk.