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Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal  

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  • Natural and bright
  • Great overtones
  • Modern, sophisticated sound
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      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 219 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (188)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (5)
      • Responsive feel (5)
      • Explosive attack (4)
      • Full crash (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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            • Experienced (7)

          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

          Wow!

          By cttaggression

          from Bernallio, New Mexico

          About Me Experienced

          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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              5.0

              Best Cymbals!

              By The Machine

              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

                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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                    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.

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                          (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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