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Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal  18 in.

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The versatile Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal puts out warm, rich sound that cuts through and sings out. Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, ...Read More

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      Old school. New attitude.

      The versatile Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal puts out warm, rich sound that cuts through and sings out.

      Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey.

      Unique crash with dry, trashy overtones. Fast response with very quick decay. Speaks quickly, then dies. Very dark and full-bodied. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.


      Time-proven techniques driven into new territory. Order now.

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      ZildjianK Custom Dark Crash Cymbal
       
      4.9

      (based on 72 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (67)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Can never go wrong with this cymbal

      Own the 17'' and absolutely love it. I have owned the 16'' as well and it lasted over 2 years (which is good for me) when it finally cracked I decided...Read complete review

      Own the 17'' and absolutely love it. I have owned the 16'' as well and it lasted over 2 years (which is good for me) when it finally cracked I decided to go larger with the 17" and Im glad I did! It accompanies the 19" K Custom Hybrid I own so well. really i think I have found my perfect cymbal combination.

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      Terrible Quality

      The sound may be great, but it's not at all worth it because if you are a drummer that plays in a band, or does a lot of playing, it will crack for...Read complete review

      The sound may be great, but it's not at all worth it because if you are a drummer that plays in a band, or does a lot of playing, it will crack for you in no time. I purchased my first one and it cracked 9 monthes later. I then mailed it back and received a replacement and that one cracked 1 month after playing on it. Do not buy it.

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      5.0

      The Go To Player

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      from Two Rivers,WI

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Focused Crash

      Cons

      • Not Responsive

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      Like Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe...this is the go to player on your drum team! The best through the ages hand down!!!

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      5.0

      Solid addition

      By 

      from CONCORD NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel
      • Well Made Solid Cymbal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Church Worship Band

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

        Our church bought the Dark Crash 16" after our Fast Crash cracked. Our drummers feel the dark crash sounds great and can also take the beating they give it.

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        5.0

        K custom

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        from New Mexico

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Cymbal Was Great
        • Focused Crash
        • For Really Cut Through
        • For What I Was Using It
        • GREAT CYMBAL
        • My Other Cymbals A-custom
        • This Cymbal Was Perfect
        • Would Recommend To Anyone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

            This cymbal was great rich sound really cut threw my other cymbal ACustoms would recommend to anyone. Fast shipping

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            5.0

            Can never go wrong with this cymbal

            By 

            from Oklahoma City, Ok

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • Home
              • Large venues
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              Own the 17'' and absolutely love it. I have owned the 16'' as well and it lasted over 2 years (which is good for me) when it finally cracked I decided to go larger with the 17" and Im glad I did! It accompanies the 19" K Custom Hybrid I own so well. really i think I have found my perfect cymbal combination.

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              5.0

              Versatile crash for any music syle.

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              You can't go wrong with this crash regardless of what type of music you play.
              The K Custom Dark series have become my favorite choice for cymbals and this is the ideal crash in the series for any music style. The tone is warm and the decay is just right..fast, but not too fast. Awesome! I will be adding the 16" version of the same to my kit soon.
              Sounds great and looks great!
              Though this is on the pricey side, it is worth the money!

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very nice

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              This is just a great cymbal. However, the one thing I notice (nothing bad) is that when you look at this cymbal horizontally at eye level, I notice that part of the cymbal is higher than the other..nothing affecting the sound. just an annoying visual

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow

              By 

              from Sarasota, Fl.

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              I have the 17" crash and wish I had never seen it. Now, I am converting all of my A Series into K Dark and Custom cymbals. No matter how hard or softly you strike this cymbal, you get an amazing sound and quick decay. I very seldom have to choke the cymbal. Usually when I use it, the other musicians turn and smile it sounds so good. Now, I have to get hats and an 18" crash, then I will be almost completely in K cymbals. If you can afford it, go with the K's, you will love them.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Beast Of A Cymbal

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              I have had my 18" Dark K Custom for 9 years (!!!!!!) I am by no means a soft player, although i do consistently work on technique, but what I'm trying to say is that this cymbal has taken 9 years of punishment (it's my go-to cymbal) and is still around and sounding grandiose and great. It is a cymbal that you must work at and rein in to get a good mid-range out of it, but once you learn how to play it you can use it in any musical situation. A fantastic investment in your sound. Highly recommened!

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              5.0

              Great Cymbal

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              This cymbal is absolutely perfect! I was looking for a dark and warm cymbal with a quick decay and fast stick response. This cymbal was the best in every category. This cymbal works great for every style of music and anywhere you place it. I found that it works particularly well with a K Custom EFX and a 9 in K Custom Hybrid Splash along with it. BUY THIS CYMBAL

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pretty decent

              By 

              from Fort Ashby, WV

              Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

              It's probably my least favorite of my crashes...but I do love my others. This is my beat one or the and of one crash. You understand. It's a little dark (go figure) for my taste, but it has a great sound to it regardless. Mine is a 16". Much better when playing in a jazz situation.

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