Launched at the 2009 NAMM show, Meinls Soundcaster Fusion cymbals feature two contrasting types of finish side-by-side on each cymbal. While this treatment is not without precedent, it is relatively new among mainstream cymbals. The new Soundcaster Fusion cymbals sit alongside the established Soundcaster Custom models, dividing the Soundcaster range into two groups. While the new selection of Fusion cymbals is not as comprehensive as that of the existing Customs, it features diameters from 10" to 22". The launch revealed single models of splash, hi-hats and china, two crashes and three rides, all of which Rhythm tried out.