MEINL expands BYZANCE Vintage Series
Benny Greb's Meinl Byzance Vintage Sand Cymbal Set
Here's an exclusive video of Benny where he plays and talks about his Sand Cymbals which are now available from Meinl.
MEINL EXPANDS BYZANCE VINTAGE SERIES
New Benny Greb Signature Models
18” Sand Thin Crash, 18” Sand Medium Crash, 22” Sand Crash-Ride
Meinl announces the expansion of the highly popular Byzance Vintage Series. Designed and developed in close cooperation with internationally famous drum artist Benny Greb, three new Sand Cymbal Models are now introduced. “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.”
The new Benny Greb Signature Byzance Vintage Sand Cymbals are hand hammered from B20 bronze alloy and feature a sandblasted surface with a vintage sound and look. Their sounds complement his Sand Rides and Hats perfectly.
The 18” Sand Thin and Medium Crashes are pitch matched, dark sounding cymbals with a short sustain. What stands out is their relatively trashy crash sound with a modern white-noise character.
The 22” Sand Crash-Ride is a very unique cymbal; the combination of the unique hammering patterns, the sandblasted surface, and the lightweight creates a roaring sound with lots of low end. Three rivets round out that special cymbal with an overall dark, earthy and almost mysterious sonic character.
Another new addition is the matched Byzance Vintage Sand Cymbal Set that includes a 14” Sand Hat, 18” Sand Thin Crash and a 20” Sand Ride. This set is the perfect introduction to the world of Byzance Vintage sounds and is a must have for all fans of Benny Greb’s drumming and sound and for fans of musical cymbals in general.
Together with Benny Greb we have produced a series of individual clips demonstrating every Byzance vintage Benny Greb Sand cymbals.
Below are the respective youtube links.
18" Sand Thin Crash
18" Sand Medium Crash
14" Sand Hat
20" Sand Ride
22" Sand Ride
22" Sand Crash-Ride