Cymbals can easily shape and define their own unique drumming style, just as much as a snare roll. In today's market, there's a seemingly endless array of cymbal brands to choose from, each crafted with careful consideration by professionals in the business; so you can be sure that when you're ready to crash, smash and splash, the cymbals you're using sound as pristine as they play. Before purchasing cymbals, there are a few questions to ask yourself. What kind of music do you play? What kind of cymbal sound to you wish to achieve? These questions are important because certain kinds of cymbals are better suited to specific musical styles. For example, drummers in louder, heavier bands usually use larger cymbals because they can achieve more volume and they're less likely to crack when hit with brute force. Jazz drummers, on the other hand, enjoy a thinner cymbal because they sound crisp and pleasing to the ear when played lightly.