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Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal 16 in.

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For the true rocker, the Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal has the projection needed for a loud environment. The Projection Series was develo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Made for the heavy rock environment.

For the true rocker, the Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal has the projection needed for a loud environment. The Projection Series was developed with drum master Vinnie Colaiuta and are formed with a combination of rotary hammering and thin weights. With a brilliant finish, this crash looks as good as it sounds. The Zildjian A Custom projection Crash Cymbal is ready to join any rock or metal band.


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ZildjianA Custom Projection Crash Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 79 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

16, 17, and 18 inch

Great cymbals, but BEWARE. HARD HITTERS ONLY. There's a reason why Lars Ulrich and not many others use these. Anything less than a full stroke, and the cymbals don't make much of...Read complete review

Great cymbals, but BEWARE. HARD HITTERS ONLY. There's a reason why Lars Ulrich and not many others use these. Anything less than a full stroke, and the cymbals don't make much of a noise. That said, hit them hard enough and they explode. Bright, cutting, and powerful. They will fulfill rock and metal needs of any kind, but don't put them on a jazz set and expect the type of performance you want.

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yes and no!

i play zildjians exclusevly and always have since my first ride 10 yrs ago and im extremly picky but i recently bought a 16 inch custom projection crash and it sounds good and all but...Read complete review

i play zildjians exclusevly and always have since my first ride 10 yrs ago and im extremly picky but i recently bought a 16 inch custom projection crash and it sounds good and all but it is not loud enough! i cannot be heard with all of my other cymbals it sounds ok but not as good as i expect these to be. i however own an 18 inch custom projection crash and it's the best i've ever played (my opinion) and i give that 10 stars easy! and the 16 inch cant keep up with it period!. is this a defect or what but i plan on selling it or returing it !!!!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

16, 17, and 18 inch

By TamaImperial

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

Great cymbals, but BEWARE. HARD HITTERS ONLY. There's a reason why Lars Ulrich and not many others use these. Anything less than a full stroke, and the cymbals don't make much of a noise. That said, hit them hard enough and they explode. Bright, cutting, and powerful. They will fulfill rock and metal needs of any kind, but don't put them on a jazz set and expect the type of performance you want.

(3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

16" A custom projection crash cymbal

By Me-Dvcey

from Windom Mn

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is awesome. I got this cymbal and loved it and it sounds awesome. I really like it. One thing to be careful of is that you have to take good care of it so it stays clean touching it will leave finger prints if you touch it you should touch it on the sides.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Projection schmecktion!

By Lawson Smith

from california

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

The word projection should not have been used to describe this cymbal. Yes it sounds good it's a zildjian A custom. Does it project through loud heavy music? NO! NO it doesn't. Bring back the Zildjian A rock crash it did the job! Very disappointed in this poorly named cymbal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zildjian A Custom Projection 18"

By Eli Ruben

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

WOW! This cymbal is a stunner! I bought mine used, but it looks and sounds new! This cymbal cuts through all my other cymbals (even my Wuhan china (WOW)) and its just so bright and awesome you would be a fool not to buy it! i have the 18" and i love it to death!

its a wee bit expensive new, so i would suggest looking for a used one. but WHAT A CYMBAL!X

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

18

By Punxmetal

from New York

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

The Ultimate Crash/Ride Sound. Mine is low-pitched and I'm trying to make a smaller drum setup so I have my 14" A series New Beat High-Hats and the 18"A-Custom Projection Crash. Great as a second crash or use it as the only one in your kit. A-Custom Rocks!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

20

By Alex-iy7zb

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

IT Rocks! I got it used in 2005. I beat the crap out of it at live shows and in the studio. She's all scuffed up but still sounds like the day I got her. Also the bell sounds awesome and it cab be a light ride.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By Laundryman

from Iowa City, IA

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 16" back in March '09, and have been in love since. Amazing. It cuts through with a beautiful, powerful tone, yet can be played softly, as well. It shimmers like glass. As far as I'm concerned, too, you can't beat the look of the A Customs with their brilliant finish, especially under lights. Highly recommended!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mine cracked on the 13th month

By Ed-1blV0

from florida

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

The cymbal sounds great if you hit it hard. If you tap it you don't get much of a sound which is understood. I have 4 of these on my kit and one of my two 18's cracked the other day. The cymbal was set up properly and hit properly with wooden 2B sticks. I's shocked it cracked! We'll see if Zildjian warranties it. I'll post back

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bigger is Better

By Sal-ghJnO

from Wilton, CT

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 16 and 17 in, and the 17 has a nice deep sound to it that gives a good, solid crash. The 16 is a little disappointing, it has a lighter tone to it but doesn't have a good crash sound. It almost seems as though I'm hitting a high pitched ride. It also will ring for quite some time after you hit it. I would definitely go with a 17 or bigger if you want a good crash.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good

By TBone-u1-in

from NC

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

18" sounds like I expected...versatile including can be loud when needed, tone as expected from Zildjian website and has a solid feel. Recommended.16" is a big disappointment. Sounds about like the 14" Sabian thin crash I sold and costs 71% more. Tone and feel is more like a Zildjian A series...it won't "project" like the 18" no matter how hard you hit it. Can't recommend this one except it's appearance is a match... though the sound is not.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great cymbal with great crash qualities

By Zildyplayer

from fremont, NE

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

One of Zildjians best cymbals, has great projection and carries very well, breaks into other instruments great!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

18

By wiremesh

from Singapore

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

It's a cymbal I'd add to any setup. It shimmers with sweetness, explodes with colour. It has the near perfect balance of thickness for durability and heavier music and yet being thin enough to sound musical. Tone wise, these A Customs blow their Z Custom Brothers away.I'm not a very hard hitter...but if you really do hit hard and thrash the sets its best to get the Z Custom series.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

19 and 20

By shoop

from Michigan

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

I got the 19" and 20" recently.. man was I disappointed to find out they sound EXACTLY the same, which is odd because the sound samples at zildjian.com are way off on the 20". Do NOT get these two cymbals together. The cymbals themselves aren't too bad..The 20" is pretty nice, but extremely pricey.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent all around crash

By Sinbiotyc

from maine

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

I own the 16 inch crash. I play in a death metal band, a hardcore band, and i also play in a school band/orchestra, and a jazz band.This thing does it all. these things are bright enough to be a ride. i use it as a main ride in jazz band. the mallet response is loud and bright as you'd expect it to be. in my metal bands i use it all the time, it's a great crash. i gave it an eight in quality because they tend to crack from being thinner, but providing you use it right it should be perfectly fine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This cymbal is almost sexy

By ROT_BOY 3

from San Jose, CA

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

My goodness. This cymbal makes me so happy. I recently saved some money and invested in a 16" projection crash. I use the term "invested" because I will never own another 16" crash again. It's bright and responsive. When you hit it, it feels like butta'. The micro lathing and barely there hammering make it ideal for rock or jazz, but I use it in meatal and it works just the same. Definitaly a good get.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

19'' a custom projection crash

By somekid

from evansville

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

this is a great crash, hands down. no argument. it's pretty much exactly what i was hoping for. I wanted a crash that was loud and good to ride on, and that exactly what I got. I only disappointment is that it has no explosion. you have to ride on to get it to project. my 17" thin crash is louder when you just hit it once than when you hit the projection just once. but it's super loud when riding on. overall it's a great buy. I would recommend at least one custom cymbal in your set up cause they sound nice and look super cool.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very versatile and musical crash

By Eddie C

from Vallejo, CA

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

Very musical crash that can be used in all musical settings. Cuts right through when needed. Can be used for driving rock songs to soft ballads. I would recommend this cymbal to anyone that plays many styles of music on the drum set.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

I have played many different types of cymbals; all ranging in quality. I have found that all Zildjian products are awesome (with the exception of the ZXT's). I have a pair of Zildian Avedis 12 Highhats and a Zildian Avedis 18 Crash/ride. I decided to get another cymbal. I wanted to get another crash with a faster decay. This cymbal was everything I expected and more. It matches the sound of all my other cymbals. If you are used to having Avedis's like I was then you can't go wrong with getting these. Just don't try to compromise with getting a ZXT. They do not sound good at all with an Avedis.This is a highly recommended buy.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

yes and no!

By thrasher101

from pittsburgh

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

i play zildjians exclusevly and always have since my first ride 10 yrs ago and im extremly picky but i recently bought a 16 inch custom projection crash and it sounds good and all but it is not loud enough! i cannot be heard with all of my other cymbals it sounds ok but not as good as i expect these to be. i however own an 18 inch custom projection crash and it's the best i've ever played (my opinion) and i give that 10 stars easy! and the 16 inch cant keep up with it period!. is this a defect or what but i plan on selling it or returing it !!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the tone

By Kyle

from Frostburg, MD

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Comments about Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal:

This is kind of my main crash. Not like the crash I hit on beat one, but the one I use if I'm playing quarter notes. Freaking great resonance. Great tone. It's really good for my style of music. I'd say that A Customs are made more for rock and things of that sort and not for jazz...as it's probably well-known. I got the 17". Love it.

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