UFO offers a total of three different crash cymbal sizes: 14, 16, and 18 inches.
This version is sized at 16 inches and can be considered a standard size. If you're planning to create a smaller cymbal setup with a few cymbals, this crash cymbal will likely be the first choice for most drummers.
If you already own a UFO cymbal set, you can also use this "standalone version" to expand your setup with additional crash cymbals.
As an added bonus, a 16-inch UFO crash cymbal is also suitable for use in cymbal stacks.
A UFO 16-inch crash cymbal weighs approximately 840 grams and is made of zinc.
Imagine the possibility of playing drums in your apartment, your summer house, or virtually anywhere, without your regular cymbals generating too much noise.
With a set of UFO cymbals, you can actually play the drums without disturbing your neighbors (provided your drums are equipped with mesh heads or are dampened in some other way).
UFO cymbals can also be combined with practice pads, allowing you to transition from simple snare drum exercises with just one practice pad to playing full grooves, creating a much more drum set-like experience. This is achieved by using practice pads for both the snare and kick drum, along with a UFO hi-hat and possibly other UFO cymbals.
Finally, you can also use them on an electronic drum set if you want a more realistic alternative to the rubber pads typically found on such kits. (If you're using headphones, it might be a good idea to consider using two microphones to capture the sound of the cymbals so they can blend with the electronic drum sounds.)
The best part of it all is that these cymbals are not particularly expensive.
The reason UFO cymbals don't produce a very loud sound is that they feature a series of small holes. This reduces the amount of material in the cymbals and, as a result, their ability to generate sound.
You might be concerned that cymbals filled with small holes could feel strange to play. However, they actually feel quite similar to regular cymbals when you're playing them.
UFO cymbals are also perfect for schools and music schools since they allow for teaching without subjecting the music teacher to unwanted ear and head fatigue, which often occurs when using standard cymbals.