The Groove Series 18" Smash Crash Cymbal has a graceful low end mellow sound with a long and smooth swell. While less brilliant than most crashes it adds more controlled accents that are sweet and musical.Bosphorus worked for two years with Stanton on the development of his signature series cymbals. The results capture the funky, earthy quality of Stanton's trademark sound. The tops are traditionally lathed with warm tonal grooves, while the bottoms are lathed with the distinctive wider ridges associated with the Bosphorus New Orleans series. The sound is 100% Stanton—raw, and aggressive, but always musical and extremely funky. Together these cymbals give Stanton the kind of balanced attack he requires as he takes traditional second line drumming into tomorrow.