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Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal 17 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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 75 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Focused crash (4)
  • Full crash (4)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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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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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By stgclee

from Sarasota, Fl.

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great

      By mvnjuan

      from mexico city

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      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      Great crash, I've had it for about a year, I cant get enough of it, goes great with my A CUSTOM 18 crash, and my z custom 20 ride, great for playing jazz.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By chilian

      from Sterling, VA

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      Amazing sound. Unique, but fits in with any kit. Dry, responsive, and clear.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Beast Of A Cymbal

      By The Funky Drummer

      from KY

      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!

       
      5.0

      Can't say enough about how good this cymbal is!

      By Shane

      from Michigan

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      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

          A perfect crash, in my opinion. Play it lightly or dig in and it still has an amazing sound. While it is a "dark" cymbal, it isn't too dark, and actually has a bit of a bright sound upon initial contact, decaying into a rich darker tone. Can also be used for ride accents, and has a surprisingly sweet bell.

           
          5.0

          A great all around cymbal!

          By N/A

          from York, Pa

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Focused Crash
          • Full Crash

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Blues gigs
            • Rock gigs

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

            Use the cymbal in a rock setting to cut through the guitars.

             
            5.0

            Happy with Purchase

            By So So Drummer

            from Michigan

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jazz Clubs
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                Nice dark sound -- exactly what I expected. You can't go wrong with these.

                 
                5.0

                Solid addition

                By jazz_5150

                from Charlotte, NC

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                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.

                   
                  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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Go Zildjian

                    By Drummer#1

                    from Sacremento, CA

                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    I have to say the k custom will remain my favorite cymbal forever. I have a 15" custom and it is fenominal. I used to have a 17" custom fast crash but I cracked it and got rid of it. So far it is in good shape and it is about 5 years old. It goes great with my 17" Sabian AAXplosion crash. I am hoping to get a 17 inch dark crash for my set for christmas.

                     
                    5.0

                    Versatile crash for any music syle.

                    By Kevin Brady

                    from Ohio

                    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!

                     
                    5.0

                    A good cymbal

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    This is a great cymbal to put it simply. Now a cymbal can't be all things to all people, but if you're looking for a cymbal like this, you'll love it. It's high quality, it will last for years and years. It's got good features, its sound is unique and consistently sophisticated. Its value is good. It may not be the cheapest, but after all, you're getting a great cymbal.

                     
                    4.0

                    Fragile

                    By quietstorm

                    from Newton, MA

                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    Nice cymbal but very thin (you can bend it in your hands)...

                     
                    5.0

                    Just bought it, AMAZING!!

                    By ZildjianMaster

                    from Chicago, IL

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                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    I bought the 17 inch K-Custom dark crash because my idol, Carter Beauford uses it, from the Dave Matthews Band. It is my favorite cymbal, by far!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    K freaken crash!

                    By idrum.dw

                    from Montebello, CA

                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    This crash cymbal is awesome i have the 18inch and its simply awesome. Its very clean, great overtones, goes good with rock and contemporary music. Also goes good with my dw lol

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Tone, plays well with others.

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    This cymbal has a great tone to it and I will likely stick with it for years (no pun intended). I play the K Dark Crash Thin 18" with this one and they compliment each other well.

                     
                    5.0

                    nice

                    By JK-N_l0M

                    from Salem, OR

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                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    I have the 16". It has a warm trashy quality that is hard to put into words because it stll sounds clean. it has a nice splash effect if you hit it with the bead of the stick half way to the bell. I also like the look of it. Kind of dirty and used.( may be it was)I bought it with a 16" A custom. I was looking for more of a difference between the two but at full crash volume they sound very similar. Playing along with some jazz tracks this cymbal sounds like it is in the track. So even though it works for all styles,Jazz is what this was made for.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By MrP-pWNiE

                    from MA

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                    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                    This crash is probably one of the best I own, I prefer it over the A custom and Z Custom like models by quite a bit. They are thin enough to have some play in them (Unlike the A Customs that sometimes crack). Bright and great for any style of music. Give one a try.

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