The Meinl 16" Classics Custom Dark Trash Crash was custom commissioned to celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Previously only available in brilliant Classics Custom finish, this new take on the effect cymbal uses Meinl's Classics Custom Dark Wide Blade finish as its foundation. The different sized cut outs and thin profile create a quick opening, quick decaying effect that is perfect for all types of music.
I have been looking into purchasing from the Meinl Custom Dark line to go in a new direction with my cymbal setup. I have also been wanting an effects/ trash cymbal to compliment my setup. Google brought me to this cymbal. I like that it is only available in one place. You don't even see it listed on the Meinl website. I try to be unique, and this cymbal is unique. I was amazed upon first opening the box. This series has an awesome dark finish interjected with your typical brass color. Honestly, pictures online do this series NO justice. The workmanship is great. There is a combination of lathing and hand hammering. Not only does that give it a great look, but it also gives it a great sound. Upon first playing this cymbal, i got a huge smile on my face. I love the sound of it. There is definitely a "dark" tone to it, but that makes it stand out and be a new voice in your arsenal. I can't say enough how pleased I am with this cymbal. I will hopefully be moving forward with more of these Custom Dark cymbals. For my budget...heck, regardless of budget...this cymbal is an extremely wise choice.