Most loud cymbals achieve volume by focusing on a one range of sounds, usually highs. Whipcrash spreads the volume over a wider range. Whipcrash cymbals can reach extreme loudness but also shimmering color. Hammerax uses an especially strong bronze alloy that, when combined with unique hammering techniques, yields an extreme range of sonic colors and volumes from a mellow roar to a screaming wall of sound. Three removable sizzles are included with each cymbal. Whipcrash also sounds even richer when heard at distances of 15 to 30 feet. Whipcrash leans toward the dark spectrum but has beautiful mids. The 24" is deeply dark and can function as a true crash or a crashride. The center cup on Whipcrash is dark and integrated rather than being a bright bell sound. The micro-cups are not attached sizzles but true miniature cups which are forged in the cymbal. They are part of the cymbal, just like any center cup.