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All cymbals are fully hand hammered and lathed and at no time receive machine shaping as with major brands. Each cymbal is carefully crafted over a period of time by cymbal smith Ray Byrne. Starting with raw, unworked B20 bronze blanks, he works each cymbal over a number of sessions allowing the cymbal to rest several days between hammering and lathing until he feels it has reached the potential he is looking for in each cymbal. Each cymbal is truly custom and unique.
Embracing the fundamentals of cymbal making history, the vintage series are only hand hammered (as are all of Byrne Cymbals) and are fully lathed on the top and bottom of the cymbal. They are light to medium light in weight. They are carefully shaped over a number of weeks using various hammer shapes and weights to produce varying tension throughout the cymbal for a balance between fundamental and wash/trash. These are a great choice for anyone looking for a lighter cymbal that is made with the care and craft that only a solitary cymbal smith can impart to each instrument.
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