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Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash  17 in.

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The Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash has a short decay, nice high-end pitch and quick response. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Custo...Read More

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      A great crash for moderate cash!

      The Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash has a short decay, nice high-end pitch and quick response. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.


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      ZildjianA Custom Fast Crash
       
      4.9

      (based on 96 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (88)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

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      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (6)
      • Bright sound (5)
      • Responsive feel (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      18" A custom fast crash- AWESOME

      I love the whole A custom line, either the best or one of the best anywhere.
      you get what you ask for. No more, no less, which is an awesome cymbal Read complete review

      I love the whole A custom line, either the best or one of the best anywhere.
      you get what you ask for. No more, no less, which is an awesome cymbal
      the sound really bites. It can be played at virtually any volume, and I don't expect it to even scratch for a long time ( I'm a hard hitter)
      it is a tad expensive, but its really worth it.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Zildjian is extremely inconsistent

      Dont understand zildjian. I have an earlier review on here about a 16 inch A custom fast crash were I say it is my go to cymbal. So I decided to buy an 18...Read complete review

      Dont understand zildjian. I have an earlier review on here about a 16 inch A custom fast crash were I say it is my go to cymbal. So I decided to buy an 18 inch A custom fast crash. I figured it would be a great compliment to my 16 inch. It sounded horrible. Like hitting a thick pie pan. How can a 16 and 18 inch be that much different? Sent it back and got a 16 inch A custom and I noticed it was completely different than the 17 inch A custom I already have. Very dissatisfied with zildjian as a whole. I feel the only safe way to buy cymbals is where you can hit them and hear them hand's on. When you spend that much on cymbals ypu expect quality and consistency and with Zildjian apparently you dont know what you will get from one batch to the next.

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      3.0

      Zildjian is extremely inconsistent

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      from Salisbury NC

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      Pros

      • Focused Crash

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Quality
      • Zildjian Not Consistent Q

      Best Uses

      • Baking Pies

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

      Dont understand zildjian. I have an earlier review on here about a 16 inch A custom fast crash were I say it is my go to cymbal. So I decided to buy an 18 inch A custom fast crash. I figured it would be a great compliment to my 16 inch. It sounded horrible. Like hitting a thick pie pan. How can a 16 and 18 inch be that much different? Sent it back and got a 16 inch A custom and I noticed it was completely different than the 17 inch A custom I already have. Very dissatisfied with zildjian as a whole. I feel the only safe way to buy cymbals is where you can hit them and hear them hand's on. When you spend that much on cymbals ypu expect quality and consistency and with Zildjian apparently you dont know what you will get from one batch to the next.

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      5.0

      my go to cymbal

      By 

      from Salisbury NC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

        Every drummer has their go to cymbal and this is mine. Considering I have k dark cymbals as part of my kit this is a great compliment. If you need a light (not too light) fast crash this is the cymbal for you.

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        5.0

        Zildjian,quality that talks by itself

        By 

        from West columbia SC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • great sound

        Cons

        • No Comes Exactly Like Pic

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

        I prefer always zildjians,good quality,good price I would buy them again and again

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        5.0

        Good sound

        By 

        from newark, nj

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              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

              Very good sound.
              Love it!

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              5.0

              zildjian a custom fast crash

              By 

              from Moon Township, PA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Focused Crash
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                  outstanding sound. recommend it to everyone. started out with cheaper cymbals, and there is no comparison to the a customs.

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                  5.0

                  zildjian fast crash 15"

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                  from Moon Township, PA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Focused Crash

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                      sound is outstanding. should have saved and bought the A custom from the start.

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                      5.0

                      you can't go wrong!!

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                      from nashville, tn

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                            if it says a custom on it, you cant go wrong. this is absolutely the best sounding fast crash i've ever played in my life, and i've played thousands of cymbals. you won't be disappointed with this purchase, as long as you're expecting it to be a fast crash. don't expect a long decay or heavy volume out of a cymbal that's not designed for that, or you will be disappointed. for what it's for, it's the best sounding fast crash on the market. would purchase again and again!

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                            5.0

                            LOVE THE Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash

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                            from SAN JOSE, CA

                            About Me Experienced

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                            Pros

                            • Bright Sound
                            • Focused Crash
                            • Responsive Feel
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Cracked

                            Best Uses

                            • Jazz Clubs
                            • Small Venues
                            • Soundtracks
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                            I love the complete line of Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash cymbals I have a 4 of them on my kit, very versatile cymbal, not to loud for small venues and not overpowering when using overheads microphones. I originally purchased my 17" 6 years ago and just had to repurchase because it had 2 small cracks on the side and eventually a 1 inch chunk feel out. But I beat the heck out of this cymbal and ride it like a heavy metal monster so I'm not complaining and it is a fast crash and those are a bit thinner, but they sound GREAT.

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                            5.0

                            Nice Crash

                            By 

                            from WNC

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Pros

                            • Bright Sound
                            • Focused Crash
                            • Nice bright sound
                            • Nice briliant finish
                            • Speaks quicky then decays

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill crashes in songs
                              • Rock bands loud

                              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                              This is a great crash. It's not cheap, but there are many others out there that cost more. The A Custom Series is a good value and have a nice bright, modern sound

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                              5.0

                              A Custom Fast Crash

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                              from Orlando

                              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash:

                              The Fast Crash looks pretty frail upon first examination. It's thin and it bends. Don't let that fool you. It will take a beating! I've had my 16" A Custom Fast Crash for 5 or 6 years. It is probably the most abused cymbal on my drum kit. It is hit often and hard. Only 6 months ago did 1mm cracks start appearing on the edge. First, one, then a few, and now, many. Too many. I'm here today to replace it. I have nothing bad to say about this cymbal. It took a beating and probably could take some more, but it is getting flat sounding. I most definitely got my money's worth from this cymbal. I play 4 and 5 sets of Rock 2 nights a week. A hobbyist or a lighter hitter could probably get double the years out of it than I did. As far as the sound, it's an A Custom, it's thin, it sounds fantastic! Once you get over how thin it is, you will never be sorry you bought it once you hear it.

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