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Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal  

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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
       
      4.8

      (based on 73 reviews)

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      • 5 Stars

         

        (67)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

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        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (3)

      Cons

        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

          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 Jazz_5150

          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

            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

                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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                  (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worth the money

                  By metal head-86daS

                  from grants pass oregon

                  Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

                  I recently bought a 15 inch one of these off of one of my band mates, and it is one of the best crashes I have ever heard.
                  I play a lot of death metal, punk, and other generes that require loud cutting cymbals, but I never cared for bright cymbals.
                  The K Custom Dark though cuts through nicely, and has the sustain and sound I've been trying to find.
                  It has just a little bit of trash to it, which helps it blend a little more in with my set up. (2 crashes, 2 chinas, a ride and hats)

                  Overall, it has a fast decay, nice rich sound, and versitility in any kind of music.

                  I definatly plan to purchase some new K custom darks, after I save up some more money.
                  Though it is a bit pricey, I find the quality of the k custom darks to be top notch, and great sounding.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                  (1 of 2 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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