German cymbal manufacturer teams up with Mastodon drummer to create cymbal made using a special process.
Meinl has released the Brann Dailor 21-inch Ghost Ride, a new cymbal developed in cooperation with the Mastodon drummer.
The new addition to the Mb8 series offers a unique look and sound, which combines a 'glassy ping' with a 'warm, shimmering body' and the black bell delivers a cutting, clear punch.
“I finally found the ride I was looking for,” said Dailor. “It has just the right amount of everything. The bell is neither too big nor too small, so when you need that articulation, you have it. It’s the perfect medium ride cymbal that can fit into any style of music. No reason to be afraid of this ghost, try it and see.”
“The cymbal’s unique dark look is created by a special process where the surface of the cymbal is heat-treated and then lathed,” explained Meinl’s product manager Stefan Müller. “All the logos on the cymbal, including Mastodon’s “Remission” logo are laser engraved onto the surface, which creates a nice finish with a lot of contrast.”
The Ghost Ride has a UK RRP of £307.