When you're a company as radical as Meinl Cymbals, a push toward the traditional can be a refreshing twist. So it is with the Meinl Pure Alloy 18" crash. This cymbal looks to the past with a fully lathed playing surface and traditional craftsmanship, for a look and response that's closer to yesterday's cymbals. This crash has a lush wash and crisp stick response that are neither out of place for rock accents or jazz spang-a-langs. With the Meinl Pure Alloy 16" crash, you can expect a shimmery top end and a round, velvety midrange.