Meinl is known for having the absolute widest selction of cymbal sounds and effects. What you see on this page adds to that ever – expanding tradition and this is just a few of the models for 2018. Come meet the product specialist from Meinl this year at The UK Drum Show Manchester and let them explain this fabulous array of new sounds.
Byzance Jazz and Traditional add-ons
The new Byzance Monophonic and Polyphonic Rides have similar names, but are two totally different instruments. First, the Monophonic Ride is constructed by taking elements such as hammering, lathing, and a unique shape from other Byzance cymbals and blending them to create a new and unique voice. Within the Byzance Jazz series. Next, the Polyphonic Ride is like having three cymbals in one. We took the three main elements of a cymbal: crashing, riding and the bell, and created a cymbal that retains each element individually as if it is three separate cymbals from the Traditional series. The Monophonic Ride cold be that one jazz ride you have been searching for, but, if you can only take one cymbal to your next rock/pop/ funk gig, the Polyphonic will be everything you need.
The Artist Concept Models
The Artist Concept Models are a collection of cymbals voices. They are the product of Meinl Cymbals Artists and the Meinl R&D team to craft unique and innovative sounds that allown the artist to explore, create and forge ahead as leaders in acoustic music and in the art of drumming. Each one adds a musical note to the set-up emphasizing the artist’ individuality and playing style.
Pure Alloy add-ons
10” Splash, 18” China and 22” Medium Crash
The new Meinl Pure Alloy additions build on the popularity and success of the classic Pure Alloy tone and balance. The big 22” medium crash is the perfect punctuation at the end of a big arena rock fill and is great for crash-riding. The splash is then, crisp and will sizzle in the studio while the china ideally offsets the trashy lows, punchy attack, and medium sustain sought after in a rock china.