The original Sand Hat idea dates back to the year 2010 when Meinl Cymbals debuted the Byzance 14" Vintage Sand Hats. Now a 16" version of the same hihat has been developed together with Benny Greb, paying tribute to new musical trends and customer requests for a bigger sized Sand Hat.
"I was using the prototype version of the 16" Sand Hats in the studio for year as a beautiful option when I needed a warmer, broader hihat sound, while at the same time keeping everything alive that I love about the 14" version," comments Benny Greb. "Now I can share this great sound with you too, and I am very excited about it."
Crafted to mimic the sound of an aged cymbal, the Vintage voice within Byzance has unique features that simulate the aging process of a cymbal to couple relic sounds with modern appeal. The Vintage line was born from the Sand Ride, a flagship cymbal developed with Meinl Cymbals artist, Benny Greb. Byzance Vintage now includes a wide array of cymbals that have helped to define the Meinl sound. Sand models feature narrow blade lathing and a sandblasted finish, whereas Vintage Pure models are unlathed and raw. These cymbals are made in Turkey from cast B20 bronze and hand hammered into shape by skilled Turkish cymbal smiths.
- B20 Bronze Alloy
- Hand Hammered for an Unique Sound
- Sandblasted Surface with a Vintage Sound, Look, and Feel
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