The Meinl Byzance Vintage 14 inch Sand Hat Cymbal is a remarkable Hi-Hat that features a sandblasted surface, various hammering techniques, and noticeable weight difference between the top and bottom cymbals, which combine to create an unmistakably crispy and articulate sound. Its unusual sandblasted surface gives it a soft feel and a distinct matte finish. Its low, dark and somewhat dry washy sound isn' too soft or loud. With its great stick definition and short sustain, you can dig into Byzance Vintage for total control at all times. It's a sound that fits into any music that isn't in the upper decibel levels. MEINL BYZANCE CYMBALS are completely hand hammered into shape and satisfy the highest demands. Every Byzance cymbal is a piece of art and has its own unique sound characteristics which can never be duplicated. Byzance Vintage Series cymbals are traditionally made from B20 bronze alloy and feature innovative designs with unconventional yet unique sounds.