The Meinl Byzance Vintage 18 inch Thin Sand Crash Cymbal is a pitch matched, dark sounding cymbal with a short sustain. What stands out is its relatively trashy crash sound with a modern white-noise character. Meinl Byzance Vintage cymbals are aged through a special procedure where the surface of the cymbal is sandblasted to give more warmth, dryness and a fantastic look. The Byzance Vintage Sand cymbals were developed in cooperation with renown drummer Benny Greb, who was looking for cymbals that have superhuman, modern abilities with that great vintage sound. The 18 sand crash cymbals have a quick decay with warm overtones and the perfect amount of trashiness.