Plate-shaped metal disc, usually slightly concave, made of brass (stamped from a brass sheet, spun on a lathe, or wire-wound). Usually from 10" to 16" in diameter, although smaller cymbals are found in mechanical pianos. Large cymbals are usually called crash cymbals or Chinese crash cymbals. Small and medium-sized cymbals are struck by wooden (usually) or metal beaters; large ones, by wood or by felt-padded beaters. A popular device for accenting the rhythm in an orchestrion or organ. * German: Becken.