SABIAN 17” AA Molto Suspended Cymbals are crafted from SABIAN B20 bronze and are a popular choice with band and orchestral programs. They are typically darker than AA Suspended Cymbals. SABIAN 17” AA Molto Suspended Cymbals are ideal in band and orchestral compositions that do not require a great deal of volume, and are perfect when brighter tone with even response at all dynamic levels is desired. They also have a flanged edge that aids in controlling sustain. As a series, AA Molto suspended cymbals have a moderate response time and take slightly longer for sound to blossom than AAX, HH, HHX and Artisan cymbals. The main difference between a suspended cymbal and a crash cymbal is the longer sustain in a suspended cymbal. Therefore, 15" through 18" suspended cymbals are an economical choice because they have the versatility for use as crash cymbals.