“I bought this Meinl ride on Craigslist, and I’ve been wondering if it’s a rare cymbal. The writing on it says it’s a Byzance series 21” Dry ride, but when I searched for that exact model I couldn’t find anything. Could you help me identify it?


According to Norbert Saemann at Meinl, “We introduced this particular cymbal in 2002. The Byzance Dry series was what is now our Byzance Dark series. The logo placement was different back in those days. In 2004, Byzance Dry became Byzance Dark. Nowadays, this cymbal equals our Byzance 21″ Dark ride. It’s the exact same cymbal, just with a different name and logo design.”