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Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal  

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Very high pitched with extreme projection.

The A Series Zildjian is the world's most 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 Zildjian cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.


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ZildjianA Series Rock Crash Cymbal
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

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Must have one in your setup

I've been playing the 18" for 30 years. It has never let me down. I rock the crash; I ride the crash; I crash the crash; and I even sizzle the...Read complete review

I've been playing the 18" for 30 years. It has never let me down. I rock the crash; I ride the crash; I crash the crash; and I even sizzle the crash. It has a bright, projecting sound. I know some of you like the darker tones, but you have to have at least one brightly powerful crash... and this is it. A. Zildjian - you can't go wrong. I have thinner crashes, but this, and crashing the Rock Ride, cut through the amps and PA live. Hit it softer, and you get a softer crash...still bright. It's a little hard controlling the overtones in the studio, but once the sound engineer dials it in, it sounds perfect recorded too.

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NOT GOOD

My friend let me borrow the 16" style. He told me that I could have it if I liked it. So i thought Zildjian A series how can it not be...Read complete review

My friend let me borrow the 16" style. He told me that I could have it if I liked it. So i thought Zildjian A series how can it not be good? It was horrible. I hit it and it hurts my ears. The sound is horrible! Sorry Zildjian I absolutely do not like this cymbal!

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5.0

Must have one in your setup

By Earl H

from Augusta, GA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I've been playing the 18" for 30 years. It has never let me down. I rock the crash; I ride the crash; I crash the crash; and I even sizzle the crash. It has a bright, projecting sound. I know some of you like the darker tones, but you have to have at least one brightly powerful crash... and this is it. A. Zildjian - you can't go wrong. I have thinner crashes, but this, and crashing the Rock Ride, cut through the amps and PA live. Hit it softer, and you get a softer crash...still bright. It's a little hard controlling the overtones in the studio, but once the sound engineer dials it in, it sounds perfect recorded too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great cymbal.

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I saw a lot of reviews mentioning that the cymbal is a little too heavy or thick. This is true, when I first got mine I was a little annoyed with its thickness. But, if you keep playing, this cymbal will love you. Once you "break" it in you will like it much more than during your first play of it. I have the 16" model and its the crash cymbal I prefer to ride because of its heaviness. Its thickness really allows it to take a beating. These line of cymbals will flow very well with the Medium A's, so you can mix those cymbals and come out sounding great. I highly recommend buying this cymbal. Long live Zildjian.

       
      5.0

      Good Cymbal

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I like this cymbal a lot. It can really take a beating. I play almost every day and it has held up. Good Cymbal.

       
      5.0

      Good Investment

      By Honest Soul Drummer

      from west bend, WI

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I bought the 18 inch crash and have had it well over a year now. I was trying to break it before the warranty but proved unsuccessful. The cymbal is very bright sounding it by far stands out among all my cymbals. It's the heaviest crash Zildjian makes and has studio like qualities. I'd buy it all over agian. (This review was written by a drummer not working for any cymbal company.)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME

      By CaDrummer2007

      from Fresno, Ca

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      This cymbal is the GREATEST i had one bought for me, used, and it lasted for about a year and a half. And now i am buying anither one i believe thayt these are the best cymbals you have to hit them harder so if you play soft then i wouldn't buy this but if you play all different kinds of you should deffinantly get this!!! i own the 16 inch and it cuts through everything!!!

       
      4.0

      Well built but questionable sound.

      By That Guy-HkTfV

      from Carrollton/Dallas, Texas

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I can't decide whether or not I like this cymbal or not. It's not as bright as I would like it to be but it's decent. The bell has a nice sound to it. And I got a used one (2 years old) and it looked brand new, minus the fading logo and a little bit of dirt and stick marks. The decay is too long but that makes it good for riding on. It's a good cymbal, just not exactly what I'm looking for.

       
      5.0

      Greatest

      By manofthehour

      from Rochester MN

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      The best thing about this cymbal, is the crashiness of it and the cutting edge it provides to my set up. I got the 16" free from a friend. I've fallen in love with it, and I plan to get either an 18 or 17 along with it. Love it. Great buy.

       
      2.0

      Cracked within one year of normal use

      By chris-v1xAZ

      from Clarksburg, WV

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I have two of these cymbals, a 16" and a 17" - last weekend made it a year that I owned them. Also, last week I noticed a crack in one of them and today I noticed a crack in the other. I can't afford to spend alot of $ on new cymbals everytime they crack.

       
      1.0

      Stay Away

      By Zebman

      from Hurricane, WV

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      This cymbal is horrible. Very dull crash, and literally has to be hit with a hammer for it to sing. Not suitable for any type of music PERIOD. Do yourself a favor and get an A Medium Crash. And if you have this already, too bad for you.

       
      5.0

      Excelent for aggressive sound

      By drumsaj2010

      from classified

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      If you play metal or any form of hard rock this will work well with you. Still holding up great after a year and I got it used. But if you ever play softer music at all I'd recomend getting a thinner cymbal.

       
      5.0

      Great cymbal

      By drummerman-6ENZO

      from PA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I got the 16" crash about 3 months ago, it works great. It has a great loud sound. I play along with AC/DC songs it sounds perfect along with the music. You should buy this cymbal its the best youl find.

       
      5.0

      Great cymbals

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I bought an 18" and a 19" and together they sound awsome. The sheer power from both of them make the music sound great. I love these cymbals and the loud powerful sound they give off. If your playing hard rock or any other raw heavy music these cymabls are great...only one thing..They are kind off expensive but its worth the money.

       
      5.0

      really good!

      By PRIMUS RULES!!!

      from Louisville, KY

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      this cymbal will outlast EVERYTHING!!! it's tough and sounds great! perfect for driving heavy music. if you need decade-lasting cymbals with premium sound get like, four of these. (each different size)

       
      5.0

      Good For Heavy Music

      By drumsaj2010

      from classified

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      this has a loud aggressive tone that is good for playing any kind of metal of fast punk etc. when you hit it soft to medium it has this horrible tone to it that sounds like crap, so you really have to hit it hard to get the best out of it. but hey its a "rock" crash so what do you expect

       
      5.0

      zildjian review

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      great cymbal and it sounds great when you're playing.

       
      5.0

      A Series Rock Crash

      By MetalDrummer85

      from Allentown, NJ

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I got the 18" last Christmas and I was impressed. It has a perfect crash sound and nice overtones. I'm looking into buying the 16" as well.

       
      4.0

      Decent I Guess

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      Dont get me wrong, this thing will take a major beating, but it sounds so loud and so thick! Personally, spend some extra dough and get Medium crashes if you want good volume and sound. My friend actually let his get super tarnished and then sanded of all the grime. It now sounds like a gong lol.

       
      5.0

      18

      By abes889

      from Saint Louis, MO

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I just got the 18" rock crash for christmas, and it is AMAZING! it has the perfect, loud, deep, and great tone for a crash. If you have the money and want a big and loud crash, then get this!

       
      5.0

      Impressive Cymbal

      By Ken W

      from Portland, Oregon

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      I purchased this Zildjian rock crash (16")used, for use as a ride cymbal. At first I thought it was only something to use until I got the good stuff. Then I compared it to other cymbals, and nothing else could compete. As a ride, it has a great variety of tones available, as one plays it from the bell to the edge. At the edge, it gives a rich deep ride sound, with good overtones. I am a beginner drummer, but I recommend this cymbal. Note: The ride cymbals on the market seem to lack the variety in tones as one goes toward the edge. Though I am using a 16" cymbal, this gives the sound of a 20" or so. I don't use it much as a crash, so I can't be much help in that catagory...

       
      5.0

      the best

      By Drummer-ajy4v

      from PA

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Crash Cymbal:

      If want a great cymbal get this 1. It is awesome! I have had the 16" for about a year and it is sounding great. I also just got the 18" about a week ago and that thing is beastly.

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