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 22" Symmetry Ride was developed in cooperation with renowned jazz drummer and Meinl artist, Ralph Peterson. The hammering, lathing techniques, and bell are all designed to not only give this cymbal a distinct voice, but also to allow the cymbal to be used for many different musical styles. From funk and R&B to straight ahead jazz, it is reminiscent of old school sounds, yet futuristic with its playability, clarity and underlying growl. 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.