Meinl Cymbals can often be seen leading the way with cymbal innovation. In 2021 they show no signs of slowing down with the new Meinl Byzance Trash Crash range.
In total Meinl have added eight new trash crashes to the Byzance range covering the full sound and finish spectrum. No matter what style of music you play, if you are in the market for a trashy sound to add to your kit you will likely find something here.
What is a trash crash?
The trash crash is a unique type of cymbal that has grown in popularity over the past 5+ years. It sits nicely between a crash and a china cymbal. You get a nice crash sound with a shorter sustain like a china cymbal with a bit of that trashy sound added for good measure.
This sound is created by adding specially cut holes into a crash cymbal. Depending on the brand and model there has been may of different approaches taken. In a Meinl Trash Crash, you will see either 8 or 10 holes. Half larger and half smaller, alternating around the cymbal.
What cymbals have been added to the Meinl Byzance Trash Crash range?
The Meinl Byzance range is broad covering bright to dark cymbals with everything in between. Due to this a good selection of trash crashes have been added with something for every style of drummer.
Meinl Byzance Brilliant Trash Crash – 16″ and 18″
These are made from B20 bronze alloy and are hand-hammered. These give off a bright and rich sound. These would be great for a rock or metal drummer as they give you a crisp cutting sound.
Meinl Byzance Dark Trash Crash – 18″ and 20″
These are made from B20 bronze alloy and are hand-hammered. These have an unlathed surface and produce a darker sound.
Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Trash Crash – 18″
These are made from B20 bronze alloy and are hand-hammered. These have a natural finish that produces an extra dry sound.
Meinl Byzance Vintage Pure Trash Crash – 18″
These are made from B20 bronze alloy and are hand-hammered. These have a special surface treatment for a vintage sound, look and feel. Apart from the great sound, this cymbal has a truly unique yet beautiful finish.
Meinl Byzance Traditional Trash Crash – 16″ and 18″
These are made from B20 bronze alloy and are hand-hammered. These cymbals have the traditional finish that showcases individuality.
What do the new Meinl Trash Crashes sound like?
Luckily Meinl has an incredible YouTube channel that is dedicated to just featuring what every cymbal they offer sounds like. Here are our top two:
And you can find the rest on the Meinl YouTube channel.
Where can I buy the Meinl Byzance Trash Crashes?
If you are looking to purchase these cymbals online you can get them from the links below. At Thomann.
Alternatively you can visit Gear4music.
As a fan of trash crashes, I think these are a great addition to the Byzance range. The Meinl Byzance range of cymbals are of the highest quality and it is always a joy to see them adding more options for drummers to find the unique sound.
If I could only choose one I would be sure to pick up the 20″ Meinl Byzance Dark Trash Crash. What a beautiful cymbal.