The Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic Cymbals were inspired by leading orchestral percussionists seeking cymbals to replace those aging models belonging to their orchestras. They combine traditional high-density hand-hammering with modern jumbo-peen dimpling on the underside, to produce a design that according to Sabian Master Product Specialist Mark Love, is 'ideal for performing any repertoire, classic to modern.'The Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic is the result of years of research and development with percussionists in a number of famed orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic. They indicated that the sound of their original cymbals had faded through decades of playing, so they needed better sounding, better performing replacements to meet today's higher expectations. They wanted that century-old sound, but also wanted better playing cymbals. Because Sabian inherited the hand-hammering expertise of the company that made those original cymbals, they were able to design Vault Traditional Symphonic, which also features innovative enhancements to ensure the sound and performance capability of these cymbals more than meets or exceeds all expectations.