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Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal  18 in.

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Silvery, warm, full, and beautifully transparent. This very thin crash reaches its full sound immediately, whether contact is strong or light. Fades ...Read More

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  • 17 in.

    $358.00 Top Rated

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    $320.00 Top Rated

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  • 18 in.

    $384.00 Top Rated

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    $280.00 Top Rated

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      Reproduces quick, multiple hits clearly.

      Silvery, warm, full, and beautifully transparent. This very thin crash reaches its full sound immediately, whether contact is strong or light. Fades fast with a washy, dark shimmer.

      The first series to be made from the patented Paiste Sound Alloy for transparent, delicate, and sensitive tones with potent expression. The ultimate Paiste sound cymbal, they're perfect for recording and live situations that require precision-tuned instruments.


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      PaisteSignature Fast Crash Cymbal
       
      4.8

      (based on 32 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (30)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (5)
      • Focused crash (5)
      • Responsive feel (5)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesomely Sensitive!

      This is the main crash cymbal that a drummer donated to our church right before he died from cancer. His taste in cymbals was impeccable. This cymbal has a great wash that you can...Read complete review

      This is the main crash cymbal that a drummer donated to our church right before he died from cancer. His taste in cymbals was impeccable. This cymbal has a great wash that you can get whether you just tap it, or whack it. Just seeing it online doesn't do it justice. Buy this and enjoy this wonderful cymbal.

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      Will never have Paiste cymbals

      Don't get me wrong I love the Paiste cymbal sounds, however each and every Paiste I've seen from Pst 3 to signature end up breaking in so little time, you can't really enjoy them...Read complete review

      Don't get me wrong I love the Paiste cymbal sounds, however each and every Paiste I've seen from Pst 3 to signature end up breaking in so little time, you can't really enjoy them or get turned on in gigs because if you hit one of these hard it will break or get bent, that is the one reason I would never have paiste cymbals and the prize is really high for a crash that won't really last long, I've had zildjian A Customs and I've treated them really well for over 3 years and they still sound great and have never broken

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      5.0

      Past Fast Crash-the finest I have ever heard!

      By La Porte48

      from Broomfield, Colorado

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

          I own the 16" & 18" fast crash and I am still amazed at the full range of sound coming from these beautiful cymbals. The 18" has low frequency characteristics almost like a gong, its so full in tonality. The 16" is my main crash but the 18" is there when you need that big full range crash. The 16" replaced a very old shrill sounding 16" A Zildjian I've had since the 60's. The 18" replaced a 18" Paiste 2002 crash that I have owned for 35 years. I know how much people love the 2002 series and I also have 2002 sound edge Hi Hats and 2002 20" china but the crash just can't compare to the Signature Fast Crash in full range of tone. Their expensive but they bring a smile every time I hear them and therefore their worth the cost.

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          5.0

          Arrived exactly as described...

          By Big Lar

          from Fargo, ND

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Focused Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

            Beautiful, packaged up well, what more can you ask for. It's everything it was described as sounding like and georgous as well. Gonna have this one for a while....

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            5.0

            Exactly what I'm looking for

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Focused Crash

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                I was searching for long time to upgrade to a professional cymbals. I have a mix of Sabian and Ziljian cymbals but I just didn't hear that perfect fast crash sound I was looking for. When I heard it, I knew that was the one.. I bought the 14" and It far exceeded my expectations. this is my absolute favorite cymbal!

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding in every way

                By Desi Arnaz

                from Champaign, Illinois

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Explosive Attack
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                    If you are breaking cymbals of any kind, you are abusing them and obviously do not have a clue about what you are doing. Keep hitting them as hard as you can champ…

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                    5.0

                    Studio Dreams

                    By Steady Groove

                    from Liberty, SC

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Focused Crash
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                      Just used these on a studio session, and they were absolutely fantastic! Great sounding cymbals with good feel. They were cutting but not abrasive, sitting right in the mix with the rest of the instruments. I've never used a 14" crash before because most of them sound like big splashes. The one that I used was simply awesome.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Pure Heaven

                      By Rocko J

                      from Maggie Valley, NC

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                      Pros

                      • Bright Sound
                      • Focused Crash
                      • Responsive Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment

                        Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                        play mostly classic rock and blues.....got the Paiste Signatue 15" fast crash to complement the 17, 18, 19 inch full crash & 20 inch full ride Paiste Signature cymbals on my kit....was looking for something a bit softer to use during verses that wouldn't overwhelm or take away from our lead singer...this absolutely fits the bill and gives me a lot more versatility and options in my playing....searching now for a one step down splash below the 15"......not cheap, but no doubt Paiste rules when it comes to a professional sound.....

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                        5.0

                        14" paiste fast crash

                        Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                        needed cymbal size and sound not as large as 16". the cymbal has a beautiful sound with rapid decay. good with other brand cymbals and has just the voice that is neede at times.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesomely Sensitive!

                        By Ben

                        from Chicago, IL

                        Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                        This is the main crash cymbal that a drummer donated to our church right before he died from cancer. His taste in cymbals was impeccable. This cymbal has a great wash that you can get whether you just tap it, or whack it. Just seeing it online doesn't do it justice. Buy this and enjoy this wonderful cymbal.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love them!

                        Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                        I have several Paiste signiture cymbals and recently added the 18" fast crash to my line up. These cymbals have a crisp, clean, and distinct attack followed by a very clean wash. There are no sour overtones and these cymbals sound great soft or loud. You get what you pay for and these cymbals deliver one of the best sounds in percussion.Rock on!

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Doesn't get any better than this

                        Comments about Paiste Signature Fast Crash Cymbal:

                        This is beyond studio quality, the who line of signature series are just mind blowing, they are absolutely perfect in every way. The fast crash is prefect for a full, dark, and controlled professional sound, this cymbal is worth every penny, ideal for drummers doing studio work.

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