Award-winning SABIAN 17” Artisan Suspended Cymbals are hand-hammered from pure SABIAN B20 bronze. They are highly sought after by professional and collegiate ensembles, as well as discriminating high schools. The unique design and high-density hammering of Artisan Suspended Cymbals allow them to deliver quick responses. Although they are characteristically dark, they provide an extremely wide range of low, mid and high partials, while offering enhanced projection. 17" Artisan Suspended Cymbals work well in band and orchestral compositions that don’t require a great deal of volume, and they’re ideal when dark, rich sound with quick response is required. 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.