Although they appear to be raw, Byzance Extra Dry cymbals are meticulously refined through extensive hand hammering and shaping. Designed to be dry, fast, trashy and low, this is one of the most intriguing voices within Byzance that attracts many drummers. The crashes, splashes and china cymbals all explode and unleash a gritty texture from within when played at high decibels, while creating a soft white noise effect at lower volumes. The hihats and rides are crisp in definition with a trashy character. These cymbals are made in Turkey from cast B20 bronze and hand hammered into shape by skilled Turkish cymbal smiths. The bottom side of the hihats, crashes, splashes and chinas are lathed for a flexible feel and smooth finish, while the rides are left unlathed for greater definition. The Transition Ride is lathed and polished on the bottom to a brilliant finish.