Crafted from the Paiste's legendary CuSn8 Bronze, also known as 2002 Bronze, this 18" 2002 Black Big Beat Crash/Ride Cymbal is a darker, warmer take on an industry standard. This multi-purpose crash has a unique hammering pattern for the 2002 family, along with a darker, semi-matted finish. The medium-thin Black Big Beat produces a deep, warm, lush crash with a relatively quick decay. As a ride, this cymbal has an airy, defined ping over wide multi-layered wash, with an integrated bell that is broad and musical. This cymbal is about as versatile as they come, and will work in nearly every live or studio application. Check out the whole 2002 Black Big Beat line of Paiste cymbals at the Drum Center of Portsmouth.