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Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal 17 in.

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Dry, dark China sound. Immediate initial trashy attack with fast decay. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut wi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Old school. New attitude.

Dry, dark China sound. Immediate initial trashy attack with fast decay. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.


K Custom cymbals – time-proven techniques driven into new territory. Order now. Your kit will sound better than you thought possible.

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ZildjianK Custom Dark China Cymbal
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Filthy (in a good way)

Oh boy, where do I begin? Iv'e had this china since December, I've gigged and recorded with it, and it's still in great shape. Unlike the K Custom crashes and splashes, this...Read complete review

Oh boy, where do I begin? Iv'e had this china since December, I've gigged and recorded with it, and it's still in great shape. Unlike the K Custom crashes and splashes, this thing is loud and nasty. I have the 17 inch model and it gives me the perfect amount of attack and wash that I need. Perfect for beatdown. I switched from an oriental to this because the oriental had too much wash. Overall, a great cymbal.

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Owned it didn't like it

I have been playing drums for over 26 yrs. I have played all types of music, and purchased it and owned for about one year before trading it in for a 18 inch...Read complete review

I have been playing drums for over 26 yrs. I have played all types of music, and purchased it and owned for about one year before trading it in for a 18 inch swish. I found that this was not sudible for dynamics at all. I need to have a special effect cymbal for simple crashes and for a light to heavy both rides. The K was too strong and was not for my playing styles. I like to use cymbals that are versatile for all music styles. Soft, or loud. The K was horrible for that application. For all you hard rocker, not playing anying else. This is the one. For more toned down players where soft to loud dynamics are inportant. Save your money on this one. Buy the swish. By the way I have been using zildjian for 24 yrs. A

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5.0

Filthy (in a good way)

By Garrett

from New Mexico

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Pros

  • Explosive Attack
  • Nasty Thrashy Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Genre Of Hardcore

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    Oh boy, where do I begin? Iv'e had this china since December, I've gigged and recorded with it, and it's still in great shape. Unlike the K Custom crashes and splashes, this thing is loud and nasty. I have the 17 inch model and it gives me the perfect amount of attack and wash that I need. Perfect for beatdown. I switched from an oriental to this because the oriental had too much wash. Overall, a great cymbal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best china? maybe

    By drummy3130

    from Indiana

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    I've owned two of these both 19's I got the first one about 6 years ago, and when I received it it had a nick in it. Bought it from guitar center who insisted i nicked it and was trying to get a my money back. nick turned to a crack within 2 weeks. that is why I gave it 4.5On the other hand I bought another around 4 months later and haven't had any problems with it. it does sound different from the audio file they have here, more pang than trash but still without a doubt the best china I have come across. It DOES NOT mix well with A's only plays well with other K's so unless your looking towards all K's I would go for the one in the series you own. But if your playing K's you will absolutely go nuts over this china.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Owned it didn't like it

    By lzobel

    from Iowa

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    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    I have been playing drums for over 26 yrs. I have played all types of music, and purchased it and owned for about one year before trading it in for a 18 inch swish. I found that this was not sudible for dynamics at all. I need to have a special effect cymbal for simple crashes and for a light to heavy both rides. The K was too strong and was not for my playing styles. I like to use cymbals that are versatile for all music styles. Soft, or loud. The K was horrible for that application. For all you hard rocker, not playing anying else. This is the one. For more toned down players where soft to loud dynamics are inportant. Save your money on this one. Buy the swish. By the way I have been using zildjian for 24 yrs. A

     
    5.0

    Good

    By includeiostreamh

    from DC

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    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    This china has a lower tone than the Zildjian A china but they seem to have the same quality of sound so I feel it's more than what it's worth. Good to find a used one though.

     
    5.0

    this rocks

    By Brandon--UsKs

    from Arroyo Grande, CA

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    I play in a hardcore/screamo band and this china is perfect for the style. all you hardcore drummers looking for a good sound for offbeat effects this is the one. i've been with this band for 3 years and professionally touring for 1 year, trust me, i have been through a lot of chinas. but i think i found one i actually don't feel like throwing away after a show.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    its hands down the best china out ther!!!!!

    By junior43089

    from miami , fl.

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    i bought this cymbal 1 month ago and i cant go a day without it....it has a nice trashy sound and whoever doesnt want to buy it they should.

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Tayedrumma

    from Ohio

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    I bought this cymbal (19" Zildjian K Custom Special Dark China) about a month ago. I got it used for $***. Barely used at that. It has an amazingly dark, raw, trashy tone that everybody craves. I had a week long gig the day after I bought it and I got to fully test it out. It bites like no tomorrow. It also sounds amazing when recorded. BUY IT!

     
    1.0

    save your money

    By LegendsNeverDie777

    from Alabama

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    I love zildjian. I have both sizes of zil bels, k custom high hats, and a k custom ride. This cymbal is a HUGE disappointment. I opened the box, and noticed that the china felt a little thicker that most chinas I've played. I put in on my set and tried it. It has a terrible "pang" sound that doesn't even sound like a cymbal. You have to hit it at least 3 time as hard as you can to get it to open up at all. It doesn't soumd like the sound clips at all. Most zildjians are great, but this isn't even worth considering/ I mean it. go find another china, this one shouldn't even be on your list to consider. ITS CRAP. IF you buy it, you'll just have to deal with the hassle of returning it.

     
    5.0

    i'm in love!!

    By SelfPiTy11

    from Gilbert, AZ

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    Wow. I heard this cymbal and fell in love again. Sounds perfect for any kind of music. It's a lil bit loud, but u cant beat the quality.

     
    5.0

    17 inch you cant beat it.

    By drumtech22

    from Arizona

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    I've been playing this cymbal for 2 years now and its amazing. I wouldnt trade it for any other china in the world. I paid full price and I'm glad I did. It's amazing Iv'e been playing drums for 15 plus years, this is by far the best china I've ever owned.

     
    5.0

    Custom Dark China

    By Batman-RUhP3

    from NY

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

    This cymbal is the perfect china cymbal for anything you need. Very pricey, though, but you would need 3 cymbals to do what this can do. First off, you have great control over dynamics that means it can be used for crashes, for effect or for riding. second off, it's extremely dark and that's good. Next off, this cymbal sustains very well, if you hit it perfectly on the side it will sustain on a higher pitch, which is great if you want to finish songs it can fade into parts into a song. You can also hit the side for a better riding quality and to top of the bow if you want a highter pitch.

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