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PeniScott 09-09-2010 12:58 AM

Show off your Meinl!
 
I have a thing for Meinl cymbals. I've played on cymbals from all of the series' from the MB8 and above and i've been thoroughly impressed with everything.

As if i wasn't envious enough of those who own even just one Byzance or MB20, i want to see what you may have.

Feel free to Post pictures as well.
xoxo

Manicoti 09-09-2010 03:55 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Sorry i don't have any pics right now.......I just bought these about a month ago and haven't had a chance to take pics yet.

My set up:

14 Byzance Medium Heavy Dry or Dark hats (i think?)
18 Byzance Extra Dry thin crash
18 Byzance Dark Crash
17 Byzance Dark Crash
20 Byzance Sand Ride

I am in love with these cymbals, especially the Extra Dry Thin Crash and the Sand Ride!

I started out going after the same set up as Benny Greb, but ended up with a bit of a variation. The hats i have are the ones he used to use before the sand hats came out. I got a really good deal on these hats so i couldn't turn them down. The Dark crashes were also available at a discount versus ordering the 18" thin jazz series crash that Benny uses.

As soon as the rest of my Craviotto kit shows up(waiting on the bass drum and one more tom), i'll have these pies set up permanently in my drum room and will be taking a bunch of pics.

LeftoverPenguin 09-09-2010 04:32 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I just recently decided to get all new drums and cymbals and was this close to buying Meinl. Unfortunately I have a bit of OCD and I had two Zildjians I planned to continue to incorporate in my set-up. One day, though...

I look forward to seeing/reading everyone's contributions to this thread!

Manicoti 09-09-2010 06:10 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
That's why i have a whole new set, i have a bit of OCD as well and can't have any brand mix. I really liked the extra dry thin crash so i had to complete the set...lol

mitkoni 09-11-2010 12:51 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
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13" Byzance Fast Hats (Thomas Lang model). Very interesting hats. For awhile I used the bottom in combination with K mastersound top and it was cool as well. Now I'm back to the 14" A Mastesounds like a main hats. I guess it is all about the mood and the options for the sound that I'm looking for.

PeniScott 09-15-2010 09:18 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Aaaah man, Manicoti, that setup is a dream! I'm also a HUGE fan of Benny and his setup, i'd love to have pies like that to try out.

How's the Sand Ride? I've heard a lot of good things about it and sounds very good on sound clips i've heard.

Great stuff so far guys!
xoxo

Manicoti 09-16-2010 03:19 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
The sand ride to me is the perfect ride and does exactly what Benny designed it to do (if you watched his ad on it) I only wish it came in a 22 or 24 version, since i'm a fan of bigger cymbals.....I really enjoy moving around the ride to get different sounds out of it while i'm playing it. It has a very pronounced musical bell that is one of my favorite bell sounds so far that i've played. And just the right amount of wash....I walked by this ride about a month before i bought it and loved it the first time i struck it. I'm really happy with it.
I can't really expand on the sound characteristics because i haven't played it in about 3 weeks.....
If i had a complaint, it would be the finish, since all my other Meinl's have that rustic finish, it would have been nice to have the ride match, but that's the OCD in me...

I'll get some pictures and post them here when i have them set up with my Craviotto kit. That might be another 5 weeks or so yet at least. I'm still waiting on the 10" tom and the 24" bass drum to come in.

Cozy 09-17-2010 06:25 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I just ordered a Sand Ride and a Serpents Ride. I'll give you guys an update when I get them and have to chance to try them out.

jmanhughes 09-19-2010 08:11 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I just got the Benny Greb Sand-Hats! They are awesome. Also have a 21" Traditional Med Ride, and 18" Trad. Med. Crash. Love them!


hats and ride
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/696/p1110698.jpg

crash
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4357/p1110306.jpg

Doom 09-20-2010 08:28 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I havent got individual pictures of my meinls but I own:

14" Byzance Dark Hi Hats
16" Gen-X Crash
18" Gen-X Crash
18" Gen-X Crash/Ride
14" Gen-X Filter China
16" Gen-X Filter China
12" Gen-X Safari Hi Hats
18" Gen-X Safari Ride
14" Mb10 Medium Hi Hats
16" Mb10 Medium Crash
20" Mb10 Medium Ride
16" Classics Crash
13" One Of A Kind Hi Hats
20" One Of A Kind Ride (the partially black one)
26" Custom Shop Ride

I think thats it. Of the other Meinls I have tried I was most impressed with the Dark Spectrum Hi Hats and the Jazz Club Ride. The extra drys are great too.

pbassdrums 09-20-2010 08:49 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
20" Soundcaster Fusion Ride

I'll get a pic at some point

Sedgewick2012 09-30-2010 05:31 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pbassdrums (Post 746780)
20" Soundcaster Fusion Ride

I'll get a pic at some point

What do you think of your Soundcaster Fusion? I was considering getting one or a Soundcaster Custom medium 20".

Naigewron 09-30-2010 08:41 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Mmmm, Meinl. Huge fan of the Byzance line!

Right now I'm running:
14" Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Hihats
20" Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Ride
18" Meinl Byzance Traditional Thin Crash
18" Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Thin Crash
18" Meinl Byzance Brilliant China

Pictures:
http://images.naigewron.net/luckylew/100904/Kit_04.jpg
http://images.naigewron.net/luckylew/100904/Kit_02.jpg

jimmytango00 10-07-2010 07:40 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I'm in love with meinl, best cymbals I have ever owned.

14" byzance medium hats
18" mb20 heavy crash
20" byzance medium crash
22" byzance heavy ride

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/2ab72aa9.jpg

TableMuncher 12-10-2010 03:06 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I have to say I love Meinl cymbals, at the moment I have:

14" HCS Hats
16" HCS Crash
16" MCS Crash
18" HCS Crash/Ride
10" Classics Splash
12" Classics China
18" Classics China

I know some are bottom of the line, but I still love the sound of them! just now looking at upgrading some of the lower range :)

I've found a 22" MB10 Heavy Ride at what seems like a very good price! I think its Shop display hence the price!

Does anyone have any experiance with this range?
Any help would be appreciated

J V U 04-20-2012 11:41 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
-Meinl Mb20 Heavy Soundwave HiHats 14"
-Meinl Mb20 Heavy Ride 20"
-Meinl Mb20 Heavy Crash 18"
-Meinl Soundcaster Custom Powerful Crash 19"
-Meinl Mb10 China 19"
-Meinl Mb10 Splash 8"
-Meinl Mb10 Splash 10"
-Meinl Classics Low Bell 8"
-Meinl Generation X Filter China 12"

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3533/p1010434e.jpg

Absolutely love 'em!

Anthony Amodeo 04-21-2012 01:14 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
greetings my Meinl brethren

all Meinl Byzance except the Gen X trash stack
14" Dark hats
18" medium
20" sand ride
18" extra dry thin
Gen X trash stack
they compliment each other so well....just beautiful
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3782/img0286wn.jpg

uniin 04-21-2012 03:54 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
i own a 22" byzance heavy ride, and an 18" byzance extra dry thin crash

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._1537563_n.jpg

major_panic 04-21-2012 05:12 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Only one at the moment - a Meinl Sand Ride autographed by Benny himself!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._2556106_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._7965531_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._8052187_n.jpg

Noah Ice 04-21-2012 06:13 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I love my Meinls, definitely made a good choice in switching. Waiting on my new crash now, stuck in layaway. Here's the current setup.

22" Byzance Vintage Sand Ride

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040561.jpg

20" Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040310.jpg

14" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hats

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040311.jpg

Whole setup.

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040554.jpg

Anthony Amodeo 04-21-2012 06:23 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noah Ice (Post 990702)
I love my Meinls, definitely made a good choice in switching. Waiting on my new crash now, stuck in layaway. Here's the current setup.

22" Byzance Vintage Sand Ride

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040561.jpg

20" Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040310.jpg

14" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Hats

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040311.jpg

Whole setup.

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/...e/P1040554.jpg

beautiful
..........

Swiss Matthias 04-21-2012 10:36 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Manicoti (Post 742545)
I started out going after the same set up as Benny Greb, but ended up with a bit of a variation.

Funny thing, it's exactly what happened with me :).

At this point I own:

20" Sand Ride (awesome for everything except rather quiet playing, especially quiet jazz)
20" Extra Dry Crash (awesome sound)
18" Extra Dry Crash
16" Dark Crash
14" Sand Hats and
14" Extra Dry Hats (again awesome, I bought those because the Sand Hats are again
kind of too loud for quiet situations - the Extra Drys are excellent for that)
10" Extra Dry Splash

all Byzance

I still want:
22" Sand Crash - tested it at Frankfurt Musikmesse, exquisit pie!
A higher pitched more brillant crash to replace my 15" Sabian AAX-plosion crash - maybe a Byzance 15" Traditional?
A set of small hihats to replace my 13" Paiste 2002s
A small splash (8" or so) to go along with my 10" extra dry.

pics to follow...

areFish 04-21-2012 06:19 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
My Meinl line-up includes:

20" Byzance Dark Raw Bell Ride (Signed by Mike Johnston)
18" Byzance Dark Crash
18" Byzance Vintage Trash Crash
16" Byzance Dark Crash
13" Byzance Dark Hi Hats

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_2913.jpg

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/DSC03153.jpg

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_2368.jpg

Big_Al47 04-24-2012 09:19 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Here are mine..... mostly MCS and Classics series, but they sound pretty good. I do plan on upgrading to Byzance and/or MB20's eventually....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../MapexMM43.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../MapexMM41.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../MapexMM40.jpg

ianjphil 04-26-2012 05:48 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
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Here's my current set:

14" Extra Dry Hats
18" Jazz Medium-Thin Crash
20" Extra Dry Ride
20" Sand Ride

Not included in the photo, and are rotated in depending on the gig are:

14" MB20 Hats
19" Soundcaster Custom Powerful Crash

Looking at this thread, it's pretty impressive to see the influence Benny Greb has had on all of us in rethinking cymbal sounds and set-ups!

Anthony Amodeo 04-26-2012 06:29 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ianjphil (Post 992504)

Looking at this thread, it's pretty impressive to see the influence Benny Greb has had on all of us in rethinking cymbal sounds and set-ups!

I would have bought that ride if no ones name was on it.....it is the best sounding ride cymbal I have ever owned.....so versatile

its literally the only ride Ive ever owned that goes with me in the cymbal bag no matter what style the gig is

fantastic cymbal

props to Benny and Meinl for capturing some magic

Tyger 04-27-2012 03:27 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
My Meinl collection has just started and I just got the hand hammered crash today. So stoked to have these cymbals. Let the Journey begin!

20" Dark Raw Bell Ride
http://www.jeminimedia.com/drums/drbyzance.jpg

20" Traditional Hand Hammered Crash
http://www.jeminimedia.com/drums/ethc2.jpg

http://www.jeminimedia.com/drums/drethc.jpg

gwetschdwummer 05-05-2012 08:08 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
I have some 14" Byzance medium hats, an 18" Byzance Dark China and an 8 Drumbal.
Very happy with them.

Plan on replacing my A Custom Crash and Ride with some Byzance as soon as funds are available.

Anthony Amodeo 05-29-2012 01:25 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
my Meinl brethren ....I recently got this Byzance 8" splash and Im in love!!!!
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2136/splashp.jpg

Mirkko 06-01-2012 04:10 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Ei!
I've these ones
last year photoshoot

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...digrigi-05.jpg

Recent photoshoot

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...mekitmod-1.jpg

Some from the set i've used on the last european tour

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2..._/P1060664.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2..._/P1060661.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2..._/P1060662.jpg

Hope you like 'em!

stitch 06-04-2012 12:35 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
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Since you guys have all new Meinl cymbals, i'll post my old Meinl Profile (rock velvet) Hats!!! I bought them, what, 20 yrs ago (??), and i still love them. But i'm looking for some new Byzance Dark Hats.... Waiting for the money!!

stitch 06-04-2012 12:39 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gvdadrummasum (Post 992513)
I would have bought that ride if no ones name was on it.....it is the best sounding ride cymbal I have ever owned.....so versatile

its literally the only ride Ive ever owned that goes with me in the cymbal bag no matter what style the gig is

fantastic cymbal

props to Benny and Meinl for capturing some magic

Gvdadrummasum, would recommand that ride for any kind of music?? Is it that versatile?? 'cause i'm looking for The Dark ride...hum!

Mirkko 07-06-2012 01:04 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
my latest two additions
Byzance Extra Dry Medium Ride 20"
Byzance Traditional Extra Hammered Thin Crash 18"
2 weeks a go i've tried the new Vintage Sand cymbals, and i fell in love with the 22" Crash Ride-can't wait to have my new set!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob4-YXdeYps

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2..._/P1060870.jpg

TheDrummer23 07-31-2012 12:35 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by areFish (Post 990807)
My Meinl line-up includes:

20" Byzance Dark Raw Bell Ride (Signed by Mike Johnston)
18" Byzance Dark Crash
18" Byzance Vintage Trash Crash
16" Byzance Dark Crash
13" Byzance Dark Hi Hats

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_2913.jpg

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/DSC03153.jpg

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_2368.jpg

I love your kit, set up, and love meinls!!!

Tyger 07-31-2012 12:41 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Awesome Pies everyone, keep them coming! Looks like a few of us have similar taste is cymbals, hopefully I can meet Benny Greb, Mike Johnston, Chris Coleman or many of the other great Meinl artists so that I can get mine signed too!

Rounding out the line up 14" Dark Hats and 18" Vintage Sand Thin Crash.

http://www.jeminimedia.com/mldc/cymbal.jpg

jofizzm 08-09-2012 12:19 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Don't have any good pics of my main setup, but here's my practice/drag around kit.

13" Soundcaster Fusion hats
14" Candela crash
20" Byzanve Vintage Sand Ride
17" Byzance Brilliant Thin crash

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7...5fd9e551_b.jpg
IMG_8594 by JOFizzm, on Flickr

Next time I'm in my practice space, I'll try to get a good pic or two, but it's...

13" Byzance Brilliant hats
8" MCS (I think) splash
15" Byzance Brilliant Thin crash
12" MB8 splash
21" MB8 Ghost ride
16" MB8 Heavy crash
14" Byzance Brilliant china

Swiss Matthias 08-09-2012 10:26 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Interesting setup! The candela series is for orchestral playing, isn't it? What's
the reason for you to include it to your cymbal setup? Especially considering
you pair it with a brillant Byzance crash. Do they match?

Doom 08-09-2012 10:18 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
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Hey,
I already posted this kit in its own thread but I thought I'd put it up here also and mention the cymbals more.

14" Custom Shop Hi Hats - got these on ebay for virtually nothing. They are thick as hell but surprisingly responsive. They absolutely kill when I ride them fully open.

18" M-Series Fusion crash - Opens up immediately, very clean and clear tone. Despite its size its very good for catches.

22" Byzance Dark Spectrum Ride - the best cymbal I have ever owned. It does everything I want but of course it is dark. Not for metal or heavy rock etc.

18" Mb10 Medium Crash - This is just there for aggression. It has a surprising china like element to it. It projects well and has a good usable bell.

I often use a 20" Mb10 Medium ride at rehearsal simply so I can go harder if the need goes there without worrying. Its clear, it crashes and the bell is great. This cymbal really matches the others better than the Spectrum ride.

jofizzm 08-10-2012 04:59 AM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias (Post 1032670)
Interesting setup! The candela series is for orchestral playing, isn't it? What's
the reason for you to include it to your cymbal setup? Especially considering
you pair it with a brillant Byzance crash. Do they match?

The candela is their latin percussion line I think. It acts a lot like a splash, and that's how I use it. Very bright and explosive, but almost no sustain. The byzance is just standing in until I throw it on my main kit. They do go together pretty well, but the candela is pretty much just an accent cymbal.

AirborneSFC 11-07-2012 11:30 PM

Re: Get yo Meinl out!
 
Hey guys for my first venture into Meinl I was thinking of either this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350607891356...84.m1438.l2649

Or picking up the Benny Greb set. To be honest I played the Benny Greb set and out of it I prefer mainly the 22" ride which is not part of it.

Suggestions?


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