Item #1170041 Model #CC18DACH

MEINL Classics Custom Dark China Cymbal 18 in.


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An articulate China cymbal with quick, trashy attack to cut through the mix.

The MEINL Classics Custom Dark China cymbal delivers a trashy sound with quick decay that cuts through the mix. This cymbal does the work for you so you can dig into intricate grooves without having to pound the drums to be heard. The large bell opens up the sound for accenting fills or crashing at the end of phrases.

Trashy, Articulate Sound

Forged from B10 bronze, the MEINL Classics Custom Dark China cymbal has a raw, trashy tone with fast decay that articulates each stroke. The unfinished surface adds texture for extra grit. When you crash this cymbal, it explodes with a roar before quickly fading out so you can move onto the next accent or phrase. The responsive feel inspires creativity, allowing you to experiment with different strokes and accents.

Perfect for Accenting Fills and Phrases

The large, raw bell of the China cymbal opens the sound to accent fills, crashes and the end of phrases. When you crash on the edge, it delivers a loud, trashy climax that decays swiftly. The fast fade-out prevents the cymbal from overpowering the mix so you can use it frequently without it becoming distracting. This cymbal gives you a versatile tool for dramatic punctuation in any style of music.

Recommended for All Genres

From metal to rock, pop to fusion, the MEINL Classics Custom Dark China cymbal works for any genre. Its ability to cut through dense mixes with a roaring crash allows you to use it even in the heaviest bands. The trashy, gritty tone also suits more alternative and experimental styles. With a quick decay, this cymbal never overstays its welcome, keeping your playing tight and avoiding a muddy, indistinct sound.

Sizes & Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: China
  • Size: 18"
  • Material: Bronze
  • Hammering: Machine
  • Lathing: Full
  • Cymbal Weight: Medium
  • Bell: Standard
  • Finish: Dark
  • Country of origin: Germany


  • B10 bronze construction for bright, cutting tone
  • Dark, earthy sustain with bright attack
  • Recommended for metal, rock, pop, fusion and studio
  • Stunning hammered finish adds texture