Hi ‘Newbie’! I’m Brian. I’m the new “DRUM!” Forum Administrator & I want to welcome you to this Forum & encourage you to stay active w/ us…it’s readers/Forum users like you that help keep us ‘goin! Now, as far as SABIAN’s 16” ‘B8 Series Crashes…1st off they are certainly NOT all the same. There are 3 models of the B8 Crash @ 16”!—a) the 16” Thin Crash-Bright, loud, w/ a high-pitched gain w/ a thin weight—b) the 16” Medium Crash-Quite similar to the former, but w/ a more eXplosive attack of bright tone/overtones, gives out fuller accents w/ a medium weight—c) the 16” Rock Crash-Fast, full, & a “penetrating” attack which is VERY powerful. This model is meant for high-volume musical settings (i.e., Metal, Rock, Punk) & the cymbal is of a heavy weight w/ a bell slightly larger than the other 2. Since you play a lot of Metal & Funk, I believe the 16” SABIAN B8 Rock Crash to probably be the best for you. If you were a student of mine, that is certainly what I’d reccomend! Thanks for your post, ‘Newbie’! We appriciate it!