Woah! Did you just say there's no setting a 17" crash won't work in?Nothing wrong with that. Your volume/tone needs have to dictate your dimension choices. Never apologize for a change of heart that leads to improvements.
My crash setup consists of a 16", a 17", and an 18", all thin. I have no need to go smaller than 16" or larger than 18". I've always thought 17" to be the most versatile size. There's no setting in which it won't work.
Fear not. Strike it with touch as needed, and it will respond accordingly. If it's paper thin, its tone should be relatively low as well. You can evoke a subdued voice from it with appropriate technique. It's not so much the size of the cymbal; it's the control of the drummer.Woah! Did you just say there's no setting a 17" crash won't work in?
I know you're in a country band, like me: I'm in torment that the paper thin 17" I bought (and love) is just going to be too loud when I finally get it to band rehearsal. (I'll be playing heavy nylon, wooden handled brushes as the steel wire type get no response from cymbals or closed hihat. There are three electric guitars in the band with a pretty rocking lead.)