Meinl Byzance Mike Johnston Set

Cymbal Set

  • Byzance Series
  • An original set, like the one Mike Johnston currently plays himself

Set consists of:

  • 14" Byzance extra dry medium hi-hat
  • 20" Byzance extra thin hammered crash
  • 21" Transition ride
  • 18" Extra dry thin crash
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  • HiHat
  • Crash 18
  • Crash 20
  • Ride 21
  • Demo

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Configurations 1x Hi-Hat, 1x Ride, 2x Crash
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Laurent M., 10.07.2017
The Meinl Mike Johnston cymbal box set contains a variety of Byzance models that he chooses for his standard set up when conducting lessons and performing. Included in this box are a pair of 14" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hi-Hats, 20" Byzance Extra Thin Hammered Crash, 21" Byzance Mike Johnston Signature Transition Ride, plus a free 18" Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crash. These cymbals deliver a musical blend of dark and dry attack with a short, trashy wash.

The 14" Extra Dry hi hats have a full-bodied and distinctive "chick" sound. The 20" Extra Thin Hammered Crash serves great as both a big crash and a light ride. At the heart of the setup is the Mike Johnston signature Transition ride cymbal. This cymbal is designed to respond with the perfect transition from articulate sticking to wide open crashing and back, while always maintaining musicality. Also highlighted in this set is a free 18" Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crash. This cymbal is great for adding a contrasting crash sound that works well as an accent cymbal, and it allows players to dig in for trashy riding effects.

Their hand-hammered and lathed surfaces with warm sounds and selection of models may be rooted in tradition, but Meinl Byzance cymbals are the ultimate choice when it comes to modern versatility. Every Byzance model is hand hammered into shape by cymbal artisans in Turkey, giving each cymbal its own unique and colorful voice.

Highly recomended!
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31.07.2016
What i like the most about this set is the fact that every single cymbal in here is unique and diffrent from the other cymbals in the set, i mean the hi-hat is so groovy that it makes you play right away, the 18" extra dry crash it has an unique sound, it is warm and it can be very short , but if you hit it harder , it becomes solid rock. The 20" crash is a beast , i think it has two main sounds , it has some brightness , but when you hit it a little bit harder, the brightness it's combined with a very nice trashy sound , it's one of the best sounds that everyone wants from a crash. The 21" ride is a monster, it has a very smooth articulation, you can hear it very clearly and it also releases some undertones to the cymbal ,it washes a bit, the sound is really unique, the bell is nice and warm and sounds alot like the ride.
This set is very versatile , i can play jazz, fusion, but i also can play rock and works perfectly. A friend of mine borrowed this set from me to record an hard rock/metal album and he loved the cymbals so much and the chemistry between them that he told me he will buy the same set.
The set has a very good price, i personally saved alot of money by buying it, worth every cent.
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TheDaniel, 20.01.2017
Nach langer Zeit mit billigen Becken, habe ich mich entschieden in gute Becken zu investieren. Für dieses Beckenset habe ich mich aus mehreren Gründen entschieden:

- Das Set kannte ich klanglich schon aus den Videos von Mike Johnston und war begeistert

- Ich wollte größere Becken spielen, die etwas dunkler klingen

-Die Becken haben (neben dem tollen dry Sound) auch ein wirklich schönes Aussehen. Insbesondere das Transition Ride, das das naturbelassene Finish mit einem glanzvollen Finish verbindet und das optische Highlight des Sets ist.

Alles in allem sind das wunderbar klingende, spaßmachende Becken.

Zusätzlicher Bonus: Mike Johnston spendet alle seine persönlichen Einnahmen am Transition Ride für einen guten Zweck.


Einziges Manko und daher "nur" 4 Sterne in der Verarbeitung ist ein kratzer auf dem Transition Ride, der wohl irgendwo zwischen Herstellung und Einpacken enstanden sein muss, da der Versandbehälter nicht in dieser Weise beschädigt war - vermutlich ein Einzelfall und auch nicht von größerer Bedeutung.

Von mir gibt es für alle Liebhaber größerer Beckensätze eine klare Kaufempfehlung. Vor allem die Extra Dry Becken haben es mir angetan - da wird noch die ein oder andere Ergänzung folgen.
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Fremragende bækkensæt - Hvis man er klar på den "anderledes" karakter
29.08.2016
Jeg har nu haft dette bækkensæt i et halvt år, og jeg må sige at de opfylder alle mine forventninger. Generelt er lyden trashy og, med undtagelse af 20" crashet, tør.

14" Hi-hatten er trashy med en mørk tone, og giver et "tick" når foden er i bund. Den bliver mere "sloshy" når der løsnes og når topbækkenet er frit giver den en flot klang.

18" crashet er tørt! Eksplosivt attack, med kort sustain og en trashy lyd.

20" crashet brager storslået, som en gong med smukke dybe og høje toner og en god ride-lyd ved lavere volumen.

21" Transition-ridet, der er sættets kronjuvel, er som det beskrives. Klar definition med et underliggende "wash" og en klokke, der er unik, idet den blender med resten af bækkenet mens den giver et stadig defineret "ding".
Og så åbner bækkenet op når man crasher, men lukker lige så hurtigt igen, så det er klart til at "ride" på.

For mig var denne bækkenpakke en no brainer, men det er absolut noget andet. Hvis man er vant til Zildjians mere traditionelle og brilliante lyd får man sig en overraskelse når man spiller på disse bækkener for første gang. Så prøv for du køber!
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