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Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal   

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Part of the world's most popular cymbal series, the Zildjian A Series Medium Crash is a popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy ...Read More

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      High-pitched, full-bodied.

      Part of the world's most popular cymbal series, the Zildjian A Series Medium Crash is a popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, it is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.


      Order today and play a cymbal by the world leader in cymbal craft.

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      ZildjianA Series Medium Crash Cymbal
       
      4.7

      (based on 42 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (32)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Full crash (4)
      • Responsive feel (4)
      • Bright sound (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
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        • Experienced (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      My Favorite Crash cymbal...the best of both worlds

      The Zildjian A Medium Crash Cymbal is my all time favorite crash cymbal....thats why all 4 of my crashes are A Medium ( in Brilliant finnish)....its just a great...Read complete review

      The Zildjian A Medium Crash Cymbal is my all time favorite crash cymbal....thats why all 4 of my crashes are A Medium ( in Brilliant finnish)....its just a great cymbal....it sounds great...just enough highs, mids, and lows, and just enough sustain....and its not to thin, so it wont break if you pound on it after 4 months...and its loud enough for rock music, and times you play without mics...but, not so thick that it sounds like a plat being smashed, or so thick that you have to pound on it everytime, to get sound out of it ( like Z Custom lol) its exstremely versitile. If you do get this cymbal though, be sure to get in Zildjians "brilliant" finnish ( like the finnish on All A Customs) it give this great crash a cleaner, brighter, and smooth sound, and great shinny look. : )

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It should hold up better...

      I've always trusted Zildjian, but what the heck?? I bought the 16" cymbal and after 10 months, it has a crack in the middle of the cymbal. I can play...Read complete review

      I've always trusted Zildjian, but what the heck?? I bought the 16" cymbal and after 10 months, it has a crack in the middle of the cymbal. I can play hard at times, but I'm certainly not a basher. I guess I'll have to try a heavier model.

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      5.0

      This is the best crash cymbal, PERIOD!

      By JazzBandDrummer

      from Wood Dale, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Big Band
        • Everything
        • Jazz
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Rock
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

        I played this cymbal in jazz band for 3 years. Now I am in high school and I bought it for myself. I love this cymbal. Best Zildjian Crash and just best crash cymbal there is.

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        5.0

        Outstanding sound

        By Rob

        from Waldorf, Md.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Classic Sound
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • None So Far

        Best Uses

        • Church
        • Classic Rock
        • Country
        • Hobby

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

        Right to the point. If you are looking for that classic sound, this is it. Work's well with any style of music. Either played hard or mellow, still sounds great. Worth the price also.

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        5.0

        Outstanding sound

        By Rob

        from Waldorf, Md.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Classic Sound
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • None So Far

        Best Uses

        • Church
        • Classic Rock
        • Country
        • Hobby

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

        Right to the point. If you like the classic sound, you can't go wrong with these. They fit well with any style of music. Very responsive with every hit, hard or mellow. Worth the price.

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        5.0

        18 med. crash

        By Sandune

        from nc

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Full Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            So far so good.

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            5.0

            freakin amazing sound

            By MetalDrummer907

            from Sterling ak

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Explosive Attack
            • Focused Crash
            • Loud As Hell
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Huge Venues
              • Quick Gigs
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

              this cymbal pairs up well with my 17" a medium crash my 20" z custom ride my 20" z custom china my 12" z3 splash and 14" z custom dyno beat high hats all of my cymbals are used but still look and sound new.

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              5.0

              A Series, you've done it.

              By Ron Burgundy

              from The Shire, Midwestern US

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

              I've owned this cymbal for over a year now, and it has never failed to accommodate. I love the sound it gives, its versatility in different styles of music, and the way it plays; you can elicit so many different sounds from it depending on your technique. An excellent cymbal for a wide and expansive range of genres; I recommend this!

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              5.0

              17

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

              This crash is simply amazing. In comparison to some other crashes I've played, it's not so loud, but it has a great tone. It's unbelievable. If you give it a good whack, it opens up like magic, really bright. But if you hit it just right, it can actually be very dark. The overtones in general are very dark, especially if you've had it for a while, and they sound NICE. I've had it for six years now and it just got a crack. And you know what? It still sounds good.

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              5.0

              Really a good cymbal

              By Ivan Bernal 68

              from Lima, Peru

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

              This is an awesome cymbal, especially when I play rock or pop. May be too bright for someones taste or not having a fast response, but for the type of music I play its nice, and sometimes I play it like a powerful crash-ride, a great sound! Finally, its true that this cymbal sounds better if you use it a lot, less brigthness and get a more crashable sound (because when I first played it, sounded too heavy) Try it!

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              5.0

              I love this cymbal!

              By Birthquake

              from Salt Lake

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

              This medium crash has been with me for ten years and has worked for everything in the world. Try the thing as a crash ride. You'll be suprised by its sound. Great cymbal ("18 inch)

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              4.0

              Great Cymbal, Not for me.

              By Zildjian104

              from Putnam Valley, NY

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

              I love Zildjian cymbals but this one does just not sound good with my 18" A Medium Thin. Its very loud and very heavy. I feel its not very expressive because you cant get a good tone out of it without hitting the cymbal very loud. I would still recommend it, but really for very loud music.

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