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Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash   

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The Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack includes a 20" Medium Ride, 16" Crash, and 14" Hi-hats. A Custom cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering te...Read More

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Crisp, sweet and sophisticated sound.

The Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack includes a 20" Medium Ride, 16" Crash, and 14" Hi-hats. A Custom cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet and sophisticated sound. As an added value, this pack also includes a free 18" A Custom Crash.

Celebrating 20 years on the market, this A Custom collection of sweet, articulate, fast responding cymbals will cater to any genre of music. Their glowing brilliant finish and modern sound appeal are perfect for any situation.

FEATURES
  • 14" A Custom Hi-Hats
  • 16" A Custom Crash
  • 20" A Custom Medium Ride
  • Free 18" A Custom Crash

On the vanguard of the Zildjian evolutionary wave!

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ZildjianA Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (7)
  • Bright sound (6)
  • Focused crash (5)
  • Explosive attack (4)
  • Full crash (4)

Cons

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5.0

Good value

By LR2205

from Providence, RI

About Me Experienced

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

    I love these cymbals. Bright, crisp sound. Very responsive. If you want bright, these will be the cymbals for you. You can't beat buying the cymbal pack- best value and a bargain when compared to buying each cymbal separately. They are strong too- I'm a heavy hitter and these have held up to the stress I put on them.

    The medium ride has lot of sustain and does not have as much as a ping. I play rock and punk rock so this ride works well for that. When you hit it it just keeps ringing, so be prepared for that. At first I wasn't expecting it but as I played on it I got use to it. It's got quite a warm sound to it. Afterwards I got the A Custom Ping Ride to replace the Medium ride (for anyone who is considering buying it) but the Ping Ride is very dry and not nearly as warm as the Medium ride so I went back to the Medium Ride. But I still keep the Ping Ride around just to change it up from time to time. The crashes are explosive and very bright. The hats are LOUD! Much louder than the ZBT's which I was replacing. This pack was everything I hoped it would be and I just love the brightness and attack of these cymbals, they really do have their own distinct sound that I haven't heard in any other cymbals. These are some of the best cymbals Zildjian makes and you just can't go wrong. I've only had mine a year and anticipate these lasting me a long time. Highly recommended.

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    5.0

    Best decision I've ever made

    By Paul Allen

    from Boston, MA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

        They sound awesome. They are shiny so they get finger prints on them all the time... but they sound and look great! A lot of loot but worth it.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Cymbals, glad I bought them

        By TheJammer

        from VT

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz
          • Punk
          • Rock

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

          I've had my eye on an A Custom pack for a long time now (probably 10 years) and I finally pulled the trigger. It hurt due to the price of the cymbals but man are they worth it.

          My band plays a mix of 70s & 90s rock, 80s metal with the occasional punk thrown in (I know, what mix mix). They cymbals are perfect for all of it, if you want more of a modern metal sound (A7X) I recommend you go with the Ks.

          At first I wasn't crazy about the ride, seemed too "crashy" at first but after playing it for a bit I figured out how to get that nice ride ping out of it but can crash it when I want to.

          The 18" crash is awesome as most people have stated, excellent medium / dark sound for me. The 16" crash is probably the weakest (kind of high pitched) of the set but still sounds great for 90s music or punk.

          The hi-hats are amazing, can't imagine playing on anything else now.

          I waited a long time for these and I wasn't let down at all when I got them.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Cymbals Ever

          By Rick

          from undisclosed

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Absolutely No Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues
          • Sounds Great On Any Stage
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

          By far, the best cymbals on the market. Would be worth the few extra dinero for someone looking to upgrade. Do it Man, spend the extra cash to buy these cymbals. You will be glad you did !

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice set

          By gretadog2

          from arcata,ca

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

              As a drummer of 10 years it was nice to finally get a full, matched set. I was used to random cymbals and this set is an excellent upgrade. It provides a clean, consistent professional sound. The only downside I've noticed (and it's just a personal thing) is that they may sound too clean and standard, and therefore...typical. But I'm sure i'll get used to it. If you're not in the moarket for the Custom K's but want a professional sound, this is the set!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Versatile Cymbals

              By CatDrumming

              from Tampa, FL

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anything

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

                I got this pack as part of my first kit, just to fill it with cymbals, and I wanted high quality cymbals that could be used in multiple musical settings. This pack was an irresistible deal, as you save a lot compared to buying these separately. I was amazed with the quality and versatility of the A Custom series. The crashes are full, explosive, the 16" has a very bright tone while the 18" has a darker tone. The sustain is fairy short, but not to the point where each hit sounds choked. The hats, when played closed, have a tight, light click perfect for softer music, but when played open have a full, washy sound. The bell on the hats is surprisingly piercing. The ride is my least favorite of the bunch, as you have to play softly or with light sticks to get a well defined ping. However it is still bright enough and has decent enough stick articulation to hear each hit even when blast beating. It also has a nasty sounding dark crash, but be careful of breaking sticks. I added a Meinl Classics bell over the ride's bell because it sounds to similar to the rest of the cymbal. However, it still beats 90% of the other rides out there, and you can't beat the quality at this price. These cymbals are awesome! I have used many different size sticks and have found them to be capable in any genre, from jazz to extreme metal. I have used and abused these for the 9 months I've had them, and one could hardly tell save for a little scuffingt, but they polish up to that brilliant shine like I first got them. I will continue to use these until they give out, which may be in several years judging by the quality. I highly recommend these to players who like to play multiple styles and get a good sound in any application. I have added other Zildjians, Sabians, and Meinls to my kit, and still think the A Customs sound the best.

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                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very solid product.

                By alexblankenship15251

                from kenova, wv

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Dark
                • Focused Crash
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                • Washy

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

                I have owned these cymbals for around two years, and over all, i would give them a 4.5 rating, but since the option isn't available, ill stick with a 5. They are wonderful cymbals, and are excellent cymbals for the price you pay.
                First off, the hats. Personally, I like them, i would give them a 4.5 overall. I play a lot of gigs where i mic them, so i love the sound they give over a system, especially when they are opened. Playing without mics is a tad different. I still LOVE the sound they give off when left open, but they also do not have the greatest sound closed.
                The 20' ride is a good cymbal, a solid 4. When played on as a crash ride, it has a really heavy sound, so heavy that it's almost washy or dull, but it fits and sounds perfect. Other times the cymbal sounds great. My only complaint is that the bell doesnt have a strong ping to it.
                The 16' crash is a solid 5. It has a warm and light sound to it, and its beautiful if you want something bright.
                The 18' cymbal is phenomenal. I would give it a 10 out of 5. It is perfectly dark, and it gives off a powerful attack. It is easily the best cymbal i have ever played, hands down. I would repurchase this pack again just for this cymbal.

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                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Custom Review

                By Dustin Dean

                from Gaffney, SC

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

                Overall I am super excited that I got this pack and I would recommend it to anyone! The Value of what your getting is phenomenal! If your considering stepping up from the ZBT's But don't want to break the bank then A customs are the way to go!
                The great features include the ping of the 20in ride and the crash of the 18in! It's awesome! Most importantly the hi-hats are smooth and play really well. Not choppy like the ZBT's. One downside is the 14in crash. The pitch is a bit unfocused but, hey, it goes great with a fast rock song.
                Obviously with Zildjian, you can't go wrong when it comes to quality..
                Packs are always a great way to save money, plus if your smart like me, you wait until musicians friend is having a 10-20% off discount. It just makes for an overall great deal!

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pretty amazing cymbals

                By CoolCat36

                from Virginia

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

                These cymbals are great. The hi-hats sound great, even when they are open. The 16 inch crash is great, nice high pitched crash makes a great contrast to the 18 inch. The 18 inch is a beauty. It is one of the best cymbals ibe played on, perfect balance. The 20 inch ride is decent. has a good sound to it, bell is nice. Only down side is the long decay time of everything with the exception of the ride bell. If you can overlook that (which i can, being as my bandmates have very loud Marshal amps which kinda drown away all but the inital sound.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love of My Life

                By Jared Cain

                from Coastal Carolina

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Cymbal Pack with Free 18" A Custom Crash:

                This pack is an amazing upgrade to get away from the crappy stater packs at a great value if you like really bright response and sound quality. So if your on the fence with wondering weather to spend the money on these listen to that little devil on your shoulder telling you yes because you won't regret it.
                Very bright and explosive! I've had this pack for about 6 months now and have been very impressed. I originally played these in a local music store years ago and played many others as well and told myself to remember the names of these cause I got chills when I heard them. They have a very Travis Barker feel to them. The only thing I have negative to say Is I'm not very big on the Medium ride but love the bell's contrast against my "PinG" ride. Hi hats have a unique "Cha-Cha" and the open isn't sloppy like most. My favorite Crashes if you like to stand out and they complement the "K Custom" Hybrid splash very well!
                I play very hard, in fact my band mates always yell at me to play softer and these have held up the the hell I have given them. They don't corrode fast either.
                You cant beat the price of these especially for the quality. You will be impressed. From an armature and professional level.

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