This is a great cymbal. Good responsiveness and great tone. Its a little trashy but not as much as you may think. Also one thing I didn't expect that kept it from being 5 stars is its actually brighter than both my 18 K custom dark and my 16" A thin. I know that sounds funny but striking them each individually leaves this one with the brightest tone out of the three. Its decay is also not as quick as you may expect either it rings for a bit. I am somewhat disapointed in that but other than that its a great cymbal. Use in as my main left side crash.