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Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal  17 in.

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From the world' leading brand for cymbals, the Zildijian A Custom Crash Cymbal offers up a sweet, crisp sound. Modern and sophisticated, this crash c...Read More

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      From the world' leading brand for cymbals, the Zildijian A Custom Crash Cymbal offers up a sweet, crisp sound. Modern and sophisticated, this crash cymbal was developed with drum master Vinnie Colaiuto. Its construction includes rotary hammering and thin weights and is completed with a sleek finish. This natural, bright crash cymbal has excellent overtones and an overall brilliant sound.

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      FEATURES
      • Natural and bright
      • Great overtones
      • Modern, sophisticated sound
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      ZildjianA Custom Crash Cymbal
       
      4.8

      (based on 222 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (190)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

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      91%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (8)
      • Full crash (6)
      • Responsive feel (6)
      • Explosive attack (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      19'' a custom crash

      looks like the reviews already speak for themselves but i gotta add- this cymbal is delicious. PERFECT tone for what i needed. the 20'' was too big and washy for me, but...Read complete review

      looks like the reviews already speak for themselves but i gotta add- this cymbal is delicious. PERFECT tone for what i needed. the 20'' was too big and washy for me, but i needed a bigger sound than an 18'' so obviously i got the 19''. it has just the right amount of wash but still comes through crystal clear on the recordings. paired with the 22'' a custom ride, the duality hits the eardrums just rights. theres a reason a customs are the gold standard, get ahold of some! if you cant afford them new, they maintain their sound if you can get them used as well.

      if you are trying to decide between a's, k's, or z's, lemme offer this. a customs are the all around good-for-everything cymbals. they are loud enough for rock, but can be played more mellow as well. k's have very dark tones, great for jazz and related styles. great cymbals as well but they get lost in the mix if you have a lot of loud guitar tones to keep up with. z customs, although discontinued, are LOUD, they are typically heavier and have a different composition than the a's and k's. perfect for rock, probably even good for metal. the only problem is finding them sometimes.

      hope it helps, keep rockin.

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      Good Sound, terrible quality

      I bought one of these fine cymbals, thinking it would sound perfect. For a short time, my 16' a custom crash sounded beatutiful, and flawles. However,the quality turend out to be...Read complete review

      I bought one of these fine cymbals, thinking it would sound perfect. For a short time, my 16' a custom crash sounded beatutiful, and flawles. However,the quality turend out to be pitiful. I play grunge, and this cymbal cracked extremely bad in no time at all. If you play the least bit hard on your cybals, dont even consider this product. What a waste of $$$.

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      5.0

      I have a Z tattoo so i might be biased.

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      from Denver CO

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Full Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

        I love these cymbals. I use the A customs for my main crashes and a K dark for a third crash. I hear people talk about them breaking, if you mount your cymbals too high or too flat you will break these by chopping at them. I just replaced my 16" & 18" A custom crashes (that cracked) for 19" & 20" A's. For my sound the larger cymbals are perfect and less likely to break. Get the 3 year warranty!!!!!!!!!! Zildjian already gives you 2 years. My last crashes lasted 4 years and I practice twice a week and play out 1 to 2 times a month.

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        5.0

        Totally recommend the A Custom line of cymbals

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        from Swedesboro, NJ

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

            I am in a cover band, using the A Custom line of cymbals in all types and size clubs. I combo the A Custom Ping Ride, 16" crash and 17" crash. They are very durable cymbals and hold up well if you take care of them. Worth every penny, you get what you pay for.

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            3.0

            ordered this not quite enough crash

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            from fremont,nebraska

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Custom A Sound

            Cons

            • Not Responsive

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

              not enough crash for a custom a hoping for less residual maybe the 16 I ordered will be better

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow!

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              from Bernallio, New Mexico

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                  Bought this crash used and fell in love with it, has such an energetic sound and a huge attack. My non-drummer band-mate who never notices drum tones even complimented how amaxing it sounds.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Cymbals!

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                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Expressive
                  • Responsive Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Live Shows
                    • Practice
                    • Recording
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                    I own the 16 and 18 inch cymbals. I also have been using them for about 2-3 years now.

                    These cymbals are excellent for any situation. Recording, live shows, whatever! The sound quality is top-notch. I recently recorded a full length album with my band using these cymbals and they sound beautiful! They sound bright, articulate, expressive and can be played in light, delicate musical settings or even heavy rocking situations.

                    People seem to be complaining about durability. I haven't had the misfortune of cracked cymbals. I'm a hard-hitter myself and they show no signs of cracking, so my experience has led me to believe that they are quite durable.

                    Get these cymbals and you won't need to look any further. They'll be all that you need and will serve any purpose....You will not regret it!

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                    5.0

                    A Custom 18" Crash

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                    from Long Island, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                        I've owned a used 17" one for a while and bought the 18" to replace it because I just wanted a larger cymbal. Wow, this is the best crash I've ever used.

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                        5.0

                        Totally Gnarly

                        By 

                        from Morton, IL

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Very Thin

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Live Performances
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                        I have the 16" and the 17" crashes. I usually use the 17" for choruses and the 16" as an accenting/crescendo. I have had these for a few months now, and they seem to be holding up just fine! But they require frequent cleaning in order to keep that beautiful shine! Beware of water, my 17" has become a little bit oxidized from an outdoor show, but still sounds like it did the day i got it!

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                        5.0

                        Top of the Line

                        By 

                        from Montana

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                        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                        This is the second time I have owned this cymbal. It has an amazing sound and is quite durable.

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                        5.0

                        Nice crash!

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                        from Washington

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Bright Sound
                        • Full Crash
                        • Full Sound

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • All

                        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                        I've had the 18" for about 4 years and it's been a great cymbal. The weight is fairly thin which makes it a very responsive cymbal. Easy to build up a lot of wash, or it has a full crash sound. I've used it as an alternative ride with my K Ride. The bell has a nice loud ping sound. Probably not ideal for those that want to play really hard, but it makes a great crash or crash ride!

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                        5.0

                        I am going to buy more of these

                        By 

                        from johnston city Ill

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Excellent Product

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Any Venue

                        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                        I am very pleased with this cymbal and it arrived on time exactly as promised.

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