Some cymbals on the market can have a captivating appearance, but then can be let down by either their sonic or build qualities. From the moment this cymbal was unboxed, the Paiste 13'' Mega Cup Chime was a delight to behold, and then sounded unlike most effects cymbals I had previously used, with great clarity over the thudding of two bass drums. The cymbal is a great alternative/accompaniment to the bell of a ride or a large crash, as it has a nice warm 'ping' to it. Overall a great purchase, and well priced for a very high quality cymbal.
+ High quality
+ Great clarity, and very bright
+ Will sound great live and in recording
- Not every drummer wants or needs FX cymbals