This cymbal is a perfect hybrid solution to a crash cymbal crossed with a china. With that, you benefit from the trashier side of the china, mixed in with the warm wash of a crash cymbal, which all works out rather well indeed.
This is a particularly smooth cymbal. The attack is progressive, leaving the decay & sustain, to just work accordingly.
What is really nice about this A Custom EFX 16" is that you can touch the cymbal very softly and still get a lovely understated shine as a response... in other words, you can use this at a very low level. That in itself is a plus over a china.
In addition, add a 6"/8" splash on the top, and you have yourself a pretty tasty stack!
Lovely cymbal. 100% Recommended.