This Paiste 900 Series 19" Crash Cymbal is created from Paiste's industry standard CuSn8 bronze alloy, and refined with Swiss craftsmanship by hand hammering and lathing. A special darker finish amplifies the lathing grooves and hammer marks for a gorgeous appearance that blends roughness and elegance. This particular crash cymbal is medium-weight and resonates with decent sustain and a deep full-bodied crash with outstanding punch. It also has a seriously cutting bell that is clear and concise. The 19" size is a wonderful compromise if you can't decide on an 18 or a 20. Paiste 900 crash cymbals are a tremendous value, and we carry the entire line at Drum Center of Portsmouth.