I have a cymbal that is the result of my beloved 12"(or maybe 10" I don't remember anymore) splash cracking on the rim. Since I loved it so much I cut of the complete rim to the edge of the crack and it is now a special ringy 5" (or so) effect cymbal. I love it. It is not a sound as full as a bell cymbal, and it's almost splashy but not quite. Anyway, I feel that it stands out much more with these rubbers than when I use felts. All the rest of my cymbals are on felt and it works for me, but since this one is so small, and has that special neither bell nor splash sound effect I like the way these rubbers help to bring it out. I didn't experiment a lot with my other cymbals, but if I do I'll let you know how it works.