One characteristic in a crash cymbal is hearing a bright and almost shrill tone to a cymbal. I've had that with many of my A Customs, but that is their inherent nature--"bright". I purchased this 17" Legacy for a rock setting application. THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE CRASH!!! It is a dark crash with hints of trashiness on the sustain. This cymbal opens up easily as it is a thin cymbal. This is probably the most musical crash cymbal I have ever owned. It blends well with my musical setting.
Dan in Nebraska