This Paiste 900 Series 17" Heavy 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 heavyweight crash is slightly thicker and higher pitched than the standard 900 series crash and resonates with long sustain after a silvery full-bodied crash with outstanding punch. It also has a seriously cutting bell that is clear and concise. The 17" size is a wonderful compromise if you can't decide on a 16 or an 18. Paiste 900 crash cymbals are a tremendous value, and we carry the entire line at Drum Center of Portsmouth.