The NEW Byzance Foundry Reserve collection is a limited selection of cymbals that showcases the stunning, sonically rich works of art that our cymbalsmiths create with layers of tonality and nuance; however, that is only half oft he beauty, as they are visually striking from the one-of-a-kind hand hand-hammered marks. The extra hammering creates many deep craters across the surface. When this hammering is coupled with the fully lathed top and bottom, it produces a clear, dry stick-attack note over a lush bed of low undertones ¬ñ otherwise known as ¬ìthe roar.¬ì The Byzance Foundry Reserve Rides are very versatile cymbals featuring a dry stick attack note followed by a complex character carried along in a dark wash. Starting with the extensive hand-hammering, the cymbalsmith forms the low fundamental pitch building up to a rich character. The fully lathed surface gives the stick defi nition a bright attack followed by that lush wash of undertones. They provide enough body for a strong stick defi ntion to drive a band, but are thin enough to open for thunderous crashes too. The light rides also responds easily to mallets.