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Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash  

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Overview
  • Heaviest of the A Custom Series
  • Sharp, cutting attack
  • Brilliant, complex shimmer
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      Heavier version of the very popular A Custom for louder volume saturation.

      The heaviest of all the Custom Crashes, the Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash has a sharp, cutting attack with a high-pitched cymbal sound, and it shimmers with complex brilliance and musicality. All-brilliant finish, heavier weight, and large cup offer sounds from light, musical accents to loud, cutting punctuations.

      Features
      • Heaviest of the A Custom Series
      • Sharp, cutting attack
      • Brilliant, complex shimmer
      • All-bright finish
      • Large cup

      Perfect for cutting-edge extreme rock genres. Make it yours today.

       
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      ZildjianA Custom Medium Crash
       
      4.7

      (based on 20 reviews)

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      • 5 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

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        (0)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Cymbal For Any Situation!

      I currently own and play a 16" A Custom Medium Crash Cymbal and I absolutely LOVE it!! This cymbal is very responsive, bears a bright, loud attack, and fades out reasonably...Read complete review

      I currently own and play a 16" A Custom Medium Crash Cymbal and I absolutely LOVE it!! This cymbal is very responsive, bears a bright, loud attack, and fades out reasonably quick. Since it is medium weight, it has more of a "rock cymbal" sound, but as a drummer who plays a very wide genre of music, I find it fits in pretty well in any situation.
      Like I mentioned, a full on hard hit really brings the kit to life, but even played lightly the cymbal adds a bright lively sound to the kit. You will not be disappointed with this cymbal in any live or studio scenario, simply put: it rocks.
      I feel that should note that this is one durable cymbal. I've had my 16" for a few years now and it has survived my hard playing crack and chip free...and it still has that bright new cymbal shine!
      Drummers, I think you agree with me when I say no cymbal comes cheap these days!! Do note that we are talking about Zildjian, so you are paying for a top notch quality cymbal!

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      Great sound, odd problem

      Let me start by saying that this 16" A Custom Medium Crash sounds very nice. It manages to be both hard-hitting and shimmery at the same time, perfect for the metal that I...Read complete review

      Let me start by saying that this 16" A Custom Medium Crash sounds very nice. It manages to be both hard-hitting and shimmery at the same time, perfect for the metal that I usually play and for louder worship songs I sometimes play at church. HOWEVER, I encountered an odd problem with mine specifically.
      My cymbal, I noticed after a couple weeks, is weighted unevenly. On a finger or vertical stand, it hangs at about a 9 degree angle. . This causes it to naturally slant toward me while I play with only one side ever facing me, which will invariably lead to warping later in its life. The bell and the edge are not warped, this was the first thing I checked upon recognizing the issue. I'm sure this is a unique problem, and certainly not something I'd ever expect from Zildjian. I contacted Zildjian Customer Service and will change my review later to reflect any impressions I have of a properly-manufactured cymbal if they do the right thing and offer me a replacement.

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      5.0

      Sheer brilliance in tone and appearance

      By HappysDrummer

      from San Francisco Bay Area

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • A Nice Washy Attack
      • Bright Sound
      • Full Crash
      • Long Decay

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • To Drive It On Home

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

        I recently have been swapping out old broken Zildjian A cymbals for the A Custom line. This was my second replacement after my hi-hats.
        This cymbal was exactly what I was looking for. Versatility in the cymbal lets me crash hard, or I can ride it to get a very washy wall of noise. Perfect for my application, which is rock/blues/punk/metal.

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        2.0

        Great sound, odd problem

        By PlumSmasher

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Focused Crash
        • Full Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            Let me start by saying that this 16" A Custom Medium Crash sounds very nice. It manages to be both hard-hitting and shimmery at the same time, perfect for the metal that I usually play and for louder worship songs I sometimes play at church. HOWEVER, I encountered an odd problem with mine specifically.
            My cymbal, I noticed after a couple weeks, is weighted unevenly. On a finger or vertical stand, it hangs at about a 9 degree angle. . This causes it to naturally slant toward me while I play with only one side ever facing me, which will invariably lead to warping later in its life. The bell and the edge are not warped, this was the first thing I checked upon recognizing the issue. I'm sure this is a unique problem, and certainly not something I'd ever expect from Zildjian. I contacted Zildjian Customer Service and will change my review later to reflect any impressions I have of a properly-manufactured cymbal if they do the right thing and offer me a replacement.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Cymbal - Zildjian and Sabian is all I'll play.

            By Motomike

            from Chester Springs, PA

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            Really like the cymbal. Great ring and durable. Highly recommended along with other A Custom cymbals.
            This is a very nice sounding, durable cast cymbal. This is the way to go if you're serious about drumming.
            Well made, sharp looking cast cymbal. Not so thin that they crack like their sheet cymbals.
            Much better then their less expensive sheet cymbals which so many people buy in an attempt to save some money, but soon they will find that they need replacing because these cymbals are much more more prone to cracking or chipping.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Cymbal For Any Situation!

            By Alec Brown

            from New Hampshire

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            I currently own and play a 16" A Custom Medium Crash Cymbal and I absolutely LOVE it!! This cymbal is very responsive, bears a bright, loud attack, and fades out reasonably quick. Since it is medium weight, it has more of a "rock cymbal" sound, but as a drummer who plays a very wide genre of music, I find it fits in pretty well in any situation.
            Like I mentioned, a full on hard hit really brings the kit to life, but even played lightly the cymbal adds a bright lively sound to the kit. You will not be disappointed with this cymbal in any live or studio scenario, simply put: it rocks.
            I feel that should note that this is one durable cymbal. I've had my 16" for a few years now and it has survived my hard playing crack and chip free...and it still has that bright new cymbal shine!
            Drummers, I think you agree with me when I say no cymbal comes cheap these days!! Do note that we are talking about Zildjian, so you are paying for a top notch quality cymbal!

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love these cymbals!

            By Fill In The Blank

            from Savannah GA

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            I use the A Customs exclusively. I have a mix of thin, medium and fast. I use them based on what I am playing at the time. I pound my drums and cymbals and have never cracked one. I even clamp them down with no problems. Very fast attack and rapid decay. I use them for recording and live gigs. These are the absolute best.

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            5.0

            Amazing

            By Sam-8v2_a

            from Pennington NJ

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            I bought the 17 inch medium crash as my first high quality cymbal. When I first bought it, it was a big transition but after a week or so, I got used to it and let me tell you these cymbals are incredible.

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            5.0

            Incredible Cymbal

            By Splinky

            from Behind my drum set

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            This is the first Zildjian I have purchased, and it has been the best purchase of my life! It has every thing a cymbal of mine needs; a bright, explosive crash, with a decay that is just perfect, volume control, and most importantly, durability. I've had this crash for several years now, and it has stood up rigorous gigging from a guy that has broken all the sticks and drumheads he's owned. This cymbal is perfection at it's finest.

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            5.0

            ZILDJIAN ROCKS!

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            These cymbals are awesome! I have a 19", I plan to get a 17"...This cymbal blends perfectly with anything you can throw at it! Of course you have to hit it a little harder than most cymbals (because its a medium crash) but its loud, has good tone, and looks good! More than worth the price!

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            4.0

            A GREAT Crash - typical Zildjian!

            By Sethrock1

            from Long Island, NY

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            I play classic rock and oldies and only use Zildjian cymbals. This is labeled a medium crash & Zildjian says it's the thickest crash they sell but it is really pretty thin. The sound blends perfectly with my other A's & older Zildjians (Rock ride, splash, new-beats & thin crash). GREAT CYMBAL!

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            5.0

            Amazing.

            By Drumbum-xnTzS

            from Arkansas

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            I love these things! I currently own a 15", but also have played on a 20" and hear it regularly at church. What I like most about these is that when you ride on them, you can hear each note, which makes the beat evident (and head-bangable to), unlike a fast crash, where its just a big "shhhhh" sound. They have very high attack right when you hit them. These things are pretty thick too! Theres no signs of mine breaking any time soon! Mine is very warm and cuts through just about anything. I will definetly be purchasing a medium crash for all my future cymbal needs :)

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