This series features a sandblasted surface which gives the cymbals a soft feel and distinctive matte finish. Sandblasting also enhances the dryness of a cymbal and shortens its sustain, which are the naturally preferred characteristics of a splash cymbal. This new Meinl splash cymbal offers a trashy splash sound, has an ultra fast response and quick decay. It fits into any music that isn't in the upper decibel levels. A great asset for any percussion set up too.