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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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Strong initial attack and smooth, fast decay!

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!"


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A Zildjian Fast Crash
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
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Excellent Crash Cymbal To Add To To Your Collection

I bought this after being very impressed with my Zildjian A 14" Fast Crash. The 14" is a much brighter, brilliant cymbal and is a favorite of mine. This...Read complete review

I bought this after being very impressed with my Zildjian A 14" Fast Crash. The 14" is a much brighter, brilliant cymbal and is a favorite of mine. This new 17" is a nice mix with my other cymbals (All Zildjian A's) as it has a slight darker quality to it. A sharp glancing blow to the cymbal reveals a shimmering, instant crash that quickly vanishes. I would avoid hitting this very hard using a direct, vertical smack as it may not hold up. I play at home and not professionally. Although have been playing for over 40 years.

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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

Excellent Crash Cymbal To Add To To Your Collection

By Sky Chief

from NJ

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Pros

  • Bright Yet Darkish Sound
  • Fast Decay

Cons

  • Very thin - use caution

Best Uses

  • Jazz Clubs
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks

Comments about A Zildjian Fast Crash:

I bought this after being very impressed with my Zildjian A 14" Fast Crash. The 14" is a much brighter, brilliant cymbal and is a favorite of mine. This new 17" is a nice mix with my other cymbals (All Zildjian A's) as it has a slight darker quality to it. A sharp glancing blow to the cymbal reveals a shimmering, instant crash that quickly vanishes. I would avoid hitting this very hard using a direct, vertical smack as it may not hold up. I play at home and not professionally. Although have been playing for over 40 years.

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5.0

Fantastic Crash

By BB the musician

from Milwaukee, WI

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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

    By wayneman

    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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for recording!

      By AJH

      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...

        By Doinstuffman38

        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        multipurpous

        By bagofpoo7

        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!!

        By n_c_mail

        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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        3.0

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        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!

        By Stratogizer

        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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