Waffling on a Byzance crash...


Junior Member
I've been putting together my kit by combing through craigslist, ebay, GC Used, and local shops and am at my last essential piece.. the crash. I've done a good bit of searching locally for something used, but hadn't found anything that really just called out to me until I happened upon a Meinl Byzance Traditional 18" thin crash. The sound was fantastic and it had a great feel. The cymbal looked a bit used, so it was either used or a floor model, but was in great condition.

A couple of questions:
1) The cymbal was priced at $200 is that a good price? The eBay sold listings are a bit varied.
2) The price is at the top of what I'd like to spend.. what other cymbals could I look for to get a sound closer to this one that I could get a better deal on?


Senior Member
Seems like a good price. All the new ones I have seen are about $280-350. Buy it, 'cause good cymbals are the most essential part of any kit!


Senior Member
$200 may be a good deal, depending on its condition. Cascio Music on ebay is usually a good baseline to check for prices. They sell like new cymbals that are really like new. i recently purchased an 18" Byzance Sand thin crash from them for $220 and it was no different from a new one at my local store. That said, if it is noticeably used, $200 is probably the top end of its value on the used market. I will say, though, that I love Meinl's thin crashes, so if you are happy with it and the price, go for it.


"Uncle Larry"
It is written in the Drummers Code, Article 8, section C subsection 1A, paragraph 3:

If a drummer encounters a cymbal for sale that speaks to him, the drummer shall henceforth be required to purchase it.

Terrence R

Silver Member
I just bought the Meinl Byzance Extra Dry 18" Thin crash for $310 plus tax Canadian. Well worth every penny.