When power is met with a carefully blended dark tonal range through extensive hand hammering, your cymbal playing can go virtually anywhere. Byzance Dark cymbals are hand hammered and completely unlathed, exposing the raw B20 bronze with an oven-blackened look. The crashes, splashes and chinas open up just enough, then get out of your way quickly while the hihats and rides provide clarity, cut and volume, along with a prominent dark tone. A special selection within Byzance Dark are the Spectrum hihats and rides that are partially lathed for more definition. These cymbals are made in Turkey from cast B20 bronze and are hand hammered into shape by skilled Turkish cymbal smiths.