The Crescent Hammertone Series was developed by veteran jazz artist Jeff Hamilton. The rides offer great stick definition accompanied by warm, low undertones that blend rather than dominate. The slightly smaller bell speaks with balanced distinction. The bowed profile tapers to a paper thin edge, enabling them to also open quickly for crashes. The china is sensitive enough for a jazz trio, but dig in and it roars. The hats are sheer perfection. Uncompromising jazz tone from an artist known for his musical cymbal sound. Original Crescent cymbal. Made in Turkey.