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 have a traditional finish and contain outstanding sound qualities. They were developed for the natural vintage sound, requisite of traditional jazz and bebop. The Byzance 22" Tradition Flat Ride responds with a shimmery, ultra-sensitive stick definition followed by a dark wash. Its clear, sweet ping with a complex tonality, build-up, and long sustain makes it perfect for low to medium situations. Great for acoustic jazz.