Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale
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Practical sound breakthrough

With an epic character you define in a moment’s notice, these are not your standard power cymbals

We’ve all been there. Your energy is soaring. Maybe you're with a band, and everyone is really clicking, or you've reached the height of your practice session.

You hit the last chorus of the song, and it feels like it's time to rip open the roof above you. There's no holding back now.

And once it's done, that's when it hits you—you aren't worn out because you haven't been playing through your cymbals. Your sticks may be chewed to pieces but you didn't lose touch with nuance and complexity along the way.

You sat comfortably on top of the mix with a serious punch but without overpowering with a glassy ring. The best part? You're still ENERGIZED.

This is how we started making Classics Custom Dark cymbals. We put ourselves in the driver's seat and asked how we can get to this feeling. We wanted all the great things that come with power, along with a dialed-in sustain and a shadowy mosaic of complex sound. Wave goodbye to bright overtones—it's going to get dark.

Classics Custom Dark Cymbals pack a punch. Period.

They are designed for players who need cymbals that cut with agility. They give you plenty of snap to be heard among a dense mix of electric guitars, while their presence echoes the darker nature of a deeply hammered cymbal.

The cymbals do this because of:

  • Extra hammering — you'll notice some of the craters are DEEP (hammering darkens and dries the sound while adding tonal complexity)
  • Additional lathing — bands of exposed brightly colored bronze accent the dark finish to help dial-in overtones
  • The use of B10 bronze — a solid, reliable and loud alloy that doesn't sound choked when you lay into it

Meinl Classics Custom Dark tech specs

  • B10 bronze alloy (90% copper / 10% tin)
  • Extra deep hammering
  • Lathe formed profile
  • Dark finish
  • Aggressive, yet dark and warm
  • For power or fusion players
  • Large selection of standard and effects cymbals
  • Made in Germany with 100% renewable energy

A huge selection of models from standard cymbals to effects


Chameleon hihats

Great for players who rely heavily on switching dynamics or styles, Classics Custom Dark hihats have a unique ability to go from rock and metal to fusion and funk.

When energy calls, these hats jump to life and chop through loud mixes without you having to extrude your sound.

If you're in the mood for more subdued 8th note laid-back grooves, these hats will sit back nicely in the mix.

Available in 14" - 16" sizes.


Explosive rides with an edgy, dark tone

You've heard it a thousand times. "A ride that cuts with a nice wash." But maybe you haven't heard about a ride with diamond-like definition and a shadowy, brooding roar.

Fluff veiled in clever adjectives? Hardly.

Accommodating opposite ends of the spectrum — cutting definition met with darkness and dryness — Classics Custom Dark Rides by Meinl really are the package deal of rides.

Available in 20" - 22" sizes or as a 22" crash/ride.


Punchy splash and effects cymbals

Let's talk about inflection. Whether you're a stand-up comedian or a drummer, communicating it is key to a great performance. Even with the volume at ELEVEN, nuance must charge through.

And when the neighboring stack of amps begs to differ, you need the right tool to throw a little zest into the impenetrable mix.

We offer a variety of splashes, trash splashes, trash stacks, trash crashes and chinas within Classics Custom Dark to give you plenty of options to outfit your kit with accent cymbals that speak up.

Features & details

Features

  • 17” Classics Custom Dark crash cymbal — Classics Custom Dark crashes are a top choice for players who want a heavy metal sound without high pitch overtones — you get all of the cutting attack on the front end without a glassy sustain
  • Dark finish with extra hammering — a highly specialized finishing process leaves this cymbal with shadowy tones and plenty of volume — extra deep hammering adds complexity to its character by shaping warmth and dryness into its intense attack
  • Explosive cymbals for power players — Classics Custom Dark cymbals open up to deliver an energetic drive at loud dynamics, making them a sure bet for high octane styles like rock and metal
  • Made from B10 bronze alloy — consisting of 90% copper and 10% tin, B10 bronze has a uniform sound that packs a punch and cuts through dense mixes easily — the natural color of the bronze comes through in the lathe marks that accent the dark finish
  • A finish unlike any other — the dark finish is a part of the cymbal making process, not just a coating that can wear off overtime — the look will last a lifetime of playing, traveling and buffing (for those of us who want our gear looking brand new)
  • Made in Germany with 100% renewable energy — Classics Custom Dark cymbals are made in our German factory with a lathe formed profile, extra hammering, wide blade lathing and a dark finish — we use 100% renewable energy to make our cymbals
  • Manufacturer disclaimer — typographical or grammatical errors found in the bullet point or description text on this product page are a result of this site’s system and are neither the fault of the manufacturer nor marketplace sellers

Product information

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale

Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom Dark 17" Crash Cymbal — MADE sale IN GERMANY — for Rock, Metal and Fusion, 2-YEAR 2021 WARRANTY (CC17DAC) outlet online sale