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Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal  18 in.

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The Zildijian K Cymbals have the shimmering, classic sound that has been trusted and played by the likes of Art Blakely, Tony Williams, and Elvin Jon...Read More

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Old school. New attitude.

The Zildijian K Cymbals have the shimmering, classic sound that has been trusted and played by the likes of Art Blakely, Tony Williams, and Elvin Jones. The K Custom Series has been adapted from the original 19th century K Cymbals to produce more volume with a better cut so that there is both a quick attack and a rapid decay of sound. The result is a dark, trashy sound that is still reminiscent of classic cymbals. The very dark notes of the Zildijian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal will add a warm, old school sound to your drum set.


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ZildjianK Custom Dark Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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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

By Brad

from Two Rivers,WI

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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 jazz_5150

from Charlotte, NC

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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

    By Jmontes119

    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 Jeremo4

        from Oklahoma City, Ok

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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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          5.0

          Very nice

          By Dlo321

          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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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow

          By stgclee

          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 Dlo321

          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 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pretty decent

          By kylewagoner

          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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