Each Byrne cymbal starts with a raw, B20 bronze blank. That is a completely unworked cymbal blank. The hot rolling process forms the crystalline structure within the cymbal that contributes to the more refined sound of Bell Bronze. After being rolled out to approximate size, the blanks receive a hot-stamped bell, are re-heated, then quenched in water.
Each Turkish cymbal blank is then individually hand hammered one at a time. Finally, the cymbal is lathed. The lathing imparts tonal grooves as well as allows me to build in a taper to thin the cymbal out towards the edge. This contributes to controlling the overall wash and spread of the cymbal.