The brilliant finish has an impact on the overall tone and projection of the cymbal. It generally produces a brighter sound with enhanced high frequencies and a faster decay. The highly polished surface allows the cymbal to vibrate more freely, resulting in a more responsive and lively sound.
Hole effect cymbals are known for their distinct sound properties. They often produce a shorter sustain, faster decay, and drier tone compared to cymbals without holes. The presence and placement of the holes can vary, allowing drummers to customize their sound by choosing cymbals with specific hole patterns.