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Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal  16 in.

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This medium-thin Zildjian Crash Cymbal delivers a tone that's natural, bright, not too high, and not too low. It speaks very quickly with beautiful, ...Read More

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      Speak quickly and carry a warm undertone!

      This medium-thin Zildjian Crash Cymbal delivers a tone that's natural, bright, not too high, and not too low. It speaks very quickly with beautiful, warm undertones! Zildjian's exclusive new rotary hammering techniques and special thin weights create a sophisticated sound quality reminiscent of cymbals from the forties and fifties.


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      ZildjianA Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal
       
      4.9

      (based on 71 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (66)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (8)
      • Responsive feel (8)
      • Explosive attack (7)
      • Full crash (7)
      • Focused crash (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (7)
      • Accompaniment (6)
      • Soundtracks (6)
      • School bands (4)
      • Symphonies (4)
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      4.0

      amazing cymbal

      By drumer97850

      from oregon

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        this is a great thin cymbal. it does not sound gongy at all. if you hit it soft, you get a soft perfect crash, hit it hard and its still perfect

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very nice cymbals

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        By mike

        from brooklyn.n,y,

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I bought the 16 and 18 inch medium thin crash cymbals and they sound great

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great alternative to the 16"

          By LittleDrummerBoy

          from Byron, GA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

            Bright and explosive attack with little sustain. One of the best cymbals on the market and very, very pleased with it!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By LittleDrummerBoy

            from Byron, GA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

              Bright and explosive attack with little sustain. One of the best cymbals on the market and very, very pleased with it!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best

              By LittleDrummerBoy

              from Byron, GA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • All Uses
                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

                Bright and explosive attack with little sustain. One of the best cymbals on the market and very, very pleased with it!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                How Zildjian Got Its Groove Back!

                By Alejandro

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Rock bands
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues
                  • Symphonies

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

                  I'll start by admitting that I'm a die-hard Sabian guy, having turned my back on Zildjian years ago, but I really like the re-engineered A's! This model, in this size, has to be one of the best all-around workhorse cymbals in history! From jazz to rock to death metal, or even as a suspended cymbal in a symphonic setting, it's incredibly versatile. If you're a gigging drummer who plays a lot of different styles, I'd highly recommend it. I think the feel of this cymbal is closer to the old block-lettered A's from the 80's and 90's than any new Zildjian I've ever played, and it has a certain "sweetness" to its sound that somehow disappeared from the A Zildjian line over the years. I'm glad it's back, though!

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                  5.0

                  Best Deal On A Crash Cymbal Period

                  By Cymbal Fetish

                  from Tulsa OK

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Best All Around Use
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

                    The Zildjian A Series has always been at the top of the industry in quality, performance and value.
                    The Zildjian A Series 16 inch Medium-Thin Crash is the best all around crash you can own. I have owned a lot of them over the years. I have to single that one out as one that shouldn't let you down, as long as Zildjian never compromises it's quality. I did a review on the Paiste Signature Series Full Crash, I still think it is the best that I've heard, but if you don't have that much to spend, the 16 inch Zildjian Medium-Thin crash is the next best thing. I have both and they both sound fantastic.

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                    5.0

                    Zildjian A Medium-Thin Crashes

                    By Tim.Fuller21

                    from Idaho, U.S.A

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                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Full Crash
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

                        Great Sound! These crashes are so versatile. They can be used for any style of music. I used them in Jr. High and High School in our Jazz Bands, and they worked great. If you want a sweet crash sound that you can use for anything, these are just for you!

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        It's a Zildjian...what can I say?

                        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

                        Love the sound. Love the shine.
                        I love the sound of these symbols. I had one on the left and just had to get a second for the right side. They obviously don't have exactly the same pitch but they are just close enough yet just far enough different.
                        Been using the forst for about a year. Only cleaned it once and it stll shines like new.
                        Condiering the overall price of symbols, this is definitely worth it.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Classic Crash Sound

                        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

                        Although Zildjian has, in recent decades, expanded their portfolio to include multiple lines, these A Zildjians remain their best cymbals, overall, in my opinion. The medium-thin crashes give that classic crash sound that goes with anything. I own the 16" and 18", and they simply do the job, and always sound right. Of course, there are many types of cymbals to try, but the Zildjian A medium-thin crash is a proven winner, in my book.

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