Meinl Bell Ride Gets Heavy

By Radim McCue Published August 25, 2009

Inspired by an idea of Meinl artist and Shadows Fall Drummer Jason Bittner, the cymbalsmiths at Meinl are introducing a new 20” Heavy Bell Ride in their Mb20 series.

Mb20 series are hand-hammered cymbals targeted for the hard hitters playing extreme forms of heavy metal and hard rock. Due to the specially designed and extra heavy bell, the new ride offers enhanced projection and a dominant, full-bodied sound. It is designed to be powerful, but musical, and the B20 alloy helps it retain a warm and dark sound character. This adds to the cymbals versatility so that it could also be used in rock or pop.

“I use the new Mb20 Series Heavy Bell Ride as my left-side ride,” explains Shadows Fall Drummer Jason Bittner. “It complements the sound of my Mb10 Bell Blast Ride perfectly when I play two-handed ride patterns. The two different bronze alloys B10 and B20 make for a great combination within my setup.”

Suggested Retail Price: Mb20 Series 20” Heavy Bell Ride, Model MB20-20HBR-B, US $620.00.