SABIAN 17” HH Suspended Cymbals are hand hammered from SABIAN B20 bronze. They are a popular choice with professional and collegiate ensembles, as well as discriminating high schools. SABIAN HH design delivers quick responses with rich, warm tone. 17" HH Suspended Cymbals work well in band and orchestral compositions that do not require a great deal of volume – they are ideal when dark sound and shimmering sustain is desired, and they produce more sound than 16" HH Suspended Cymbals. As a series, HH Suspended Cymbals produce a dark sound that blossoms fairly soon after its played, but not as quickly as HHX and Artisan. 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 to also be used as crash cymbals.