Meinl Byzance Vintage Sand Crash-Ride

New for 2012! This Byzance Vintage Sand Crash-Ride was just released at the Meinl Drum Festival in June. It is designed to match the vintage sound and sandblasted look of the other Byzance Vintage Sand Cymbals: the Sand Rides, the Sand Hats, and the new Sand Crashes.

The Byzance Vintage Sand Cymbals are the signature cymbals of European master drummer Benny Greb, who can be seen explaining the concept behind the Sand cymbals in the video at the bottom of this page. On this Crash-Ride, the combination of the unique hammering patterns, the sandblasted surface, and the lightweight creates a roaring sound with lots of low end. Three rivets add some sizzle to the sound, completing the overall dark, earthy and almost mysterious sonic character. Highly recommended!   

  • Made from B20 Bronze Alloy
  • Hand hammered for a unique sound
  • Sandblasted surface for a vintage sound, look, and feel

All of the Meinl Byzance Vintage Series cymbals are traditionally made from B20 bronze alloy and feature innovative designs with unconventional yet unique sounds. They are made for drummers who are looking for a truly individual sound. Each cymbal is a distinct piece of art with stunning sound characteristics.

Superhuman, modern ablilities with that great vintage sound...unreal!

From Meinl's Press Release:

 “After the huge success of Benny’s Sand Rides and Hats, we got together with him and started to develop these new models,” explains Meinl’s product manager Stefan Mueller. “We had a clear vision of what we wanted to hear in these new cymbals, and I am proud to say that we were able to come up with these new sounds for him which reflect his unique style perfectly.”

Available in 22"



All of the cymbals in the Byzance Vintage Sand Series are just great. These cymbals offer some of the most intresting sounds that we've heard in a while, and they are all legitimate, hand-made in Turkey cymbals (our favorite kind) . The members of the family now include this Sand Crash-Ride, the Sand Rides, the Sand Hats, and the Sand Crashes, and soon they will be available as a set!