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  • Natural and bright
  • Great overtones
  • Modern, sophisticated sound
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      Play the greatest name in cymbals.

      The Zildjian A Custom Crash is natural and bright with great overtones. It delivers the modern, sophisticated sound you expect from the world leader in cymbal manufacturing. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Custom Cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.

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      • Natural and bright
      • Great overtones
      • Modern, sophisticated sound

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      ZildjianA Custom Crash Cymbal
       
      4.8

      (based on 217 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (186)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (3)
      • Explosive attack (3)
      • Full crash (3)
      • Responsive feel (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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            • Experienced (5)

          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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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          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

          A Custom 18" Crash

          By jsalts

          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 Travis

              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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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Top of the Line

              By Shea Layton

              from Montana

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice crash!

                    By paulodog

                    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 muirdog

                    from johnston city Ill

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Amazing sound...but...

                    By JesseJohn

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Explosive Attack
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                      I purchased this 18" crash as a part of the A-Custom cymbal pack. Sounds and looks amazing. Less than six months later I discovered its already cracked. Greatly disappointed. Been playing 20+ years, experienced professional, I know its not from abuse. I had cheaper cymbals last years and years that I had to switch back to after the A-Custom cracked. Perhaps it was just defective in its production. Didn't even purchase the warranty thinking these also would last years and years. Might get another but get the warranty this time.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Perfect Crash!

                      By Kerry Woodson

                      from Kentucky

                      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                      A wonderful crash for any situation! I own the 19 inch cymbal and I love the tone. I have mine paired with an 18 inch K Custom Fast Crash and they are perfect together. I highly recommend this cymbal!
                      Excellent quality!
                      Well worth the price!

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent sound, but heavy hitters beware

                      By osscg

                      from TN

                      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                      I have the 17", and it's always been my favorite crash. It's got a beautiful low pitch, but it still cuts through a rock band. The problem is I've cracked two of them in as many years. It's also the only cymbal I've ever cracked. Zildjian sent a new one after I broke the first, but now I'm out of luck. It still sounds great (the crack is only about an 1.5 inches), but when that expands, I'll call it quits with the A customs. I snagged an 18" K Dark Custom, and it seems to be a little thicker and more durable, but with a similar sound.

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                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      19'' a custom crash

                      By alex koleber

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                      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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great cymbal

                      By Our Own Enemy

                      from Akron, Ohio

                      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

                      Great cymbal sounds amazing...really mixes well with my paiste pst 5 ride sabian b8 crash and hi hat. Has a bright sound to it and definately great for any style playing and over all a great buy (though slightly over priced).
                      so its a great cymbal in all ways the tone is great it has a high crisp sound and fades very well and matches any playing style.
                      The cymbal seems like it would be delicate so dropping it or knocking it over mite cause problems...but as far as hiting it with drum sticks it can atke a beating...great make and custom formation of the bell and over areas.
                      a little over priced. Its zildjian so your paying partly for the name but is a great buy regardless of the price

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