The Paiste PST7 18" Crash cymbal is a great stage or even studio level cymbal. I find both projection and decay are great with this crash. I would highly recommend the PST7 line if you're a Paiste fan and in the market to maybe upgrade but don't want, or can't get the higher Paiste lines like Signature or Twenty. PST7 is a great alternative, I'm very happy with this crash and also with the PST7 heavy Hi Hats I purchased from Thomann also. The only negative I could give this crash would be a very small one, I know, but a negative for some I'm sure, the bell on this crash is not the best. Overall a great cymbal, very impressive for the price, great Paiste standard.