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Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash   

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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 shimm...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      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
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      ZildjianA Custom Medium Crash
       
      4.7

      (based on 22 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (4)
      • Full crash (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      beautiful cymbal

      Great polished cymbal. I know that's just cosmetic. The real thing about the cymbal is the sound. It has a nice projection. Not super loud but should cut trough the Drums very...Read complete review

      Great polished cymbal. I know that's just cosmetic. The real thing about the cymbal is the sound. It has a nice projection. Not super loud but should cut trough the Drums very well. I have an "A" crash 18" and this 18" "A Custom" has a different sound. The A Custom is not broke in yet so the "A" sounds a little better right now. I'll see how the 'A custom" sounds after a good breaking in. All in all its still has a good crash sound.

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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

      beautiful cymbal

      By Tats

      from Niantic, Il.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

        Great polished cymbal. I know that's just cosmetic. The real thing about the cymbal is the sound. It has a nice projection. Not super loud but should cut trough the Drums very well. I have an "A" crash 18" and this 18" "A Custom" has a different sound. The A Custom is not broke in yet so the "A" sounds a little better right now. I'll see how the 'A custom" sounds after a good breaking in. All in all its still has a good crash sound.

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        5.0

        solid

        By shaba

        from Newport news va

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Corey
        • Explosive Attack
        • Full Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash:

            Solid cymbal.holds up to heavy hitting.paired it with 18" projection crash.not dissapointed.

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            5.0

            Sheer brilliance in tone and appearance

            By Drummermaniac

            from San Francisco

            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!

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                  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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