New & Additions are the keywords this year for Meinl's new cymbals. The new Pure Alloy Custom with its warm smoked bronze finish is a beautiful clear-toned line. There are also new Byzance Dual cymbals & hi-hats and two new Pure Alloy cymbals. The video opens with the smallest of Benny Greb's cymbals so far, the Sand Hi-hat tambourine. To top it all, Jost Nickel demos the new HCS Bronze line in two videos as well.
The Pure Alloy, launched in 2017, has a medium weight and sound. The new Pure Alloy Custom is branded as medium thin. And that makes a world of difference. The brightness of the cymbals live up, and all the effects of the cymbals cut through bright and fast with a very clear tone. The cymbals have the same hammering and pinpoint lathing as the Pure Alloy, and while the top is called the smoked bronze finish, the bottoms have a brilliant finish.
The Byzance Dual series now also have a 14" hi-hat. All these new cymbals stand out, but watch the creative approach in the video with the 14" Multi-Trash that is used at a hi-hat but also as a Tri-hat with the Multi-trash on top of the new 14" hi-hat.
Meinl also added two new Pure Alloy cymbals to the series that was launched in 2017: a 12" china trash and the huge 24" medium ride. All the new Meinl 2020 cymbals are listed below the video, including news on the HCS series - with Jost Nickel videos.
Pure Alloy Custom 22" medium thin ride
18" trash crash
16", 18" & 20" medium thin crash
Pure Alloy 12" china trash
24" medium ride
Meinl HCS - new and renewed There are two changes in Meinl's entry level HCS cymbal line. First, Meinl has an entire new line of HCS Bronze. As we can expect from Meinl, it is a full range with hi-hats and crashes but also with more exotic cymbals like trash crashes, trash china's, splashes and bells. And, the HCS series (also the Brass ones) have a new logo to give the line a proper update.