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Zildjian A Zildjian Fast Crash   

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True to their name, Fast Crashes have a smooth, fast decay. Following a strong initial attack, these cymbals are bright, full-bodied, and musical. Th...Read More

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      True to their name, Fast Crashes have a smooth, fast decay. Following a strong initial attack, these cymbals are bright, full-bodied, and musical. The paper-thin weight provides for a soft, buttery feel, and plenty of playability. Very responsive, these cymbals excel in moderate acoustic settings and in recording environments. Beginning with the 14" size, going up to the 18", these cymbals increase in volume and sustain while maintaining their unique, quick voices.

      After playing the new A Zildjian Fast Crashes, Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver commented, "These cymbals have a nice brilliant sound and really jump out at you. They also have a nice attack and decay. They are in the tradition with the As, but a newer, hipper, and more modern version. Zildjian is always trying new ideas and that's a good thing!"

      Strong initial attack and smooth, fast decay!


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      A Zildjian Fast Crash
       
      4.7

      (based on 25 reviews)

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        (19)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (3)
      • Responsive feel (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for recording!

      The Zildjian A series Fast Crash cymbals in general are really a great choice for recording in a studio situation. They are easily controlled, and have a shorter decay than some other cymbals...Read complete review

      The Zildjian A series Fast Crash cymbals in general are really a great choice for recording in a studio situation. They are easily controlled, and have a shorter decay than some other cymbals do. They are also bright with a nice midrange, but not harsh sounding. Very musical, with no strange overtones. Very clean sounding, actually. I also own the 15" one, and they go very nice together! It's a nice change in tone between the two. I highly recommend them for recording, or smaller venues, or for anywhere you don't want to get too loud. But they do have some projection as well. There not dull or muted sounding. Great sounds! Go for it!!

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      Got this cymbal as a "free" addition to a cymbal pack. It sounds somewhere between a typical weight crash and a splash. To me, it doesn't have the body and...Read complete review

      Got this cymbal as a "free" addition to a cymbal pack. It sounds somewhere between a typical weight crash and a splash. To me, it doesn't have the body and fullness I want a cymbal to have. It sounded anaemic, even next to my 10" K splash. I think these fast crash cymbals sound good in the larger sizes, but I would avoid the 14" unless you are looking for a cymbal that just doesn't make much impact.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Crash

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      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Auditorium with bad acoustics
        • Full band

        Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

        Cuts through beautifully without overpowering. Has a nice crisp but balanced ring to it. The amount of control I have with this crash is fantastic compared to other crashes I've used in our setting. Love it.

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        5.0

        Have 2 of these and enjoy them

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        from maine

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        Pros

        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

          Have a pair of these... love the sound!

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          5.0

          Great for recording!

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          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Focused Crash
          • Responsive Feel
          • Short Decay For Recording

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Recording
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

            The Zildjian A series Fast Crash cymbals in general are really a great choice for recording in a studio situation. They are easily controlled, and have a shorter decay than some other cymbals do. They are also bright with a nice midrange, but not harsh sounding. Very musical, with no strange overtones. Very clean sounding, actually. I also own the 15" one, and they go very nice together! It's a nice change in tone between the two. I highly recommend them for recording, or smaller venues, or for anywhere you don't want to get too loud. But they do have some projection as well. There not dull or muted sounding. Great sounds! Go for it!!

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            5.0

            Sounded awesome, but...

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            from Bristol, RI

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                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  I bought an A seires set had it for about two weeks, and then the 16" cracked out of the blue. I feel like it must have been a fluke, because all the other reviews I've seen say the same cymbal lasted a long time. The rest of the set is still going strong, and even with a crack, it sounds awesome. I'm going to get it replaced, and I would still recommend these crashes.

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                  4.0

                  18" Fast Crash

                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  I have the 18" A Fast Crash. It is my go-to crash. Great all around sound.

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                  5.0

                  multipurpous

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                  from oki

                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  these are GOOD! i mean we had some ghetto yamaha hihats at my church and we had a fast crash and some other crashes,so i just put the 14"fast crash on the top and the yamaha on the bottom! IT SOUNDS GREAT FOR CRASHING AND HIHAT!

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                  5.0

                  Amazing cymbal!!

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                  from Brockport, PA

                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  I bought my first Zildjian 18" fast crash when I was 15. It lasted me about 4 years, and those are good years. This was my primary crash, and I am a heavey hitter. I picked up a ZHT Fast Crash to hold me over for a while since I was no longer playing in a band, and it was junk!! The ZHT did not even make it 6 months and I was not hardly using it! I then went out and got a new A series and have been using it for over a year with no problems. It is definatly worth the extra money to just get the Avedis series from the get go.

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                  14

                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  Got this cymbal as a "free" addition to a cymbal pack. It sounds somewhere between a typical weight crash and a splash. To me, it doesn't have the body and fullness I want a cymbal to have. It sounded anaemic, even next to my 10" K splash. I think these fast crash cymbals sound good in the larger sizes, but I would avoid the 14" unless you are looking for a cymbal that just doesn't make much impact.

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                  5.0

                  ...It's how you hit it Hard!

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                  from Houston, TX

                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  The life of my second 16" Zildjian Fast Crash is about to end, but my god, I've been using it for 12 years! I've been tempted by the free 15" Sabian if you buy any of our junk crashes, but after reading the reviews of nearly every crash sabian makes, Is there ANY Sabian that lasts more than 2 or 3 years?! That's ridiculous! No Doubt I'll be picking up another Zildjian "A" 16" crash. It's a one-trick pony but it's a must have in my book. I've always been accused of playing loud but I know how to hit 'em and I get good life out of my Ziljians. It's not how hard you hit, but how you Hit 'em Hard.

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                  4.0

                  Good Cymbal

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                  from KC the place to be

                  Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

                  This is a higher-pitched cymbal than I'm used to playing, but it's really nice to have for adding some color or when you want to have a really quick decay. I would not use it as my main crash. I chose the 15" model because it bridged the gap between my 16" crash and my 10" splash and I didn't get it confused for one of my hihats. I find myself going to use it for an accent crash a lot. I would buy it again.

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