Meinl Benny Greb Artist Concept Model Byzance Crasher Hats

  • Item # 1412351
  • Model # AC-CRASHER

Benny’s Crasher Hats consist of four 8 in. cymbals and a Meinl MXH auxiliary hi-hat attachment. Using the tension adjustment feature, drummers can tighten or loosen the stack to create a wide variety… Learn More

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An innovative, unique effect from the mind of Benny Greb and the Meinl R&D team.

Benny’s Crasher Hats consist of four 8 in. cymbals and a Meinl MXH auxiliary hi-hat attachment. Using the tension adjustment feature, drummers can tighten or loosen the stack to create a wide variety of cymbal and effects sounds reminiscent of hi-hats, shakers and electronic effects.“Is it a shaker? A programmed and pitched hi-hat sample? Is it a crasher percussion effect? No, it’s the Crasher Hats. I wanted something that was super short, dry, clear and high in frequency but still very dynamic that could fulfill a whispering shaker-like role in the music. Tough to get! So we had to create something completely unique. Four separate cymbals sandwiched together. They have different shoulders so they collapse against each other at every hit. The result is incredible. A very unique sound that blends beautifully with ghost notes and other subdivisions, but can also make a very percussive statement. Always sounds perfect without any unwanted noise or sustaining ring. You can hear it on all my recent recordings and it has become part of my sound. Check it out. It’s such a useful instrument. I absolutely love it.” - Benny GrebThe Artist Concept Models are a collection of cymbal voices. They are the product of Meinl Cymbal Artists and the Meinl R&D team. The goal was to craft unique and innovative sounds that allowed the artist to explore, create and forge ahead as leaders in acoustic music and in the art of drumming. Call or click to order today!

Features

  • Works well for electro, jazz, RNB, studio, world, reggae, pop or fusion
  • Delivers mid-bright timbre with a trashy, mellow character
  • High-mid pitch cuts through easily with a short sustain
  • Crafted from B20 and B8 bronze alloys

Technical Specification

Meinl Benny Greb Artist Concept Model Byzance Crasher Hats

Sizes and Purpose

  • Quantity: Set
  • Type: Effects/other
  • Sizes (in): 8

Construction

  • Material: Cast alloy
  • Hammering: Hand
  • Lathing: None
  • Cymbal weight: Thin
  • Bell: Standard

Other

  • Finish: Raw
  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Added value: No