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Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal  18 Inches

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The K Custom Session Crash Cymbal was designed with Steve Gadd and features his distinctive cymbal sound. Gadd worked with the Zildjian Sound Lab for...Read More

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      New K Zildjians made with the input of the ultimate groove master!

      The K Custom Session Crash Cymbal was designed with Steve Gadd and features his distinctive cymbal sound. Gadd worked with the Zildjian Sound Lab for several years to reproduce the classic and sought-after sound of his cymbals. The crashes are light in weight and have a low, dark sound with a quick decay. Like Steve himself, Zildjian's K Custom Session cymbals are versatile enough for any playing and recording situation.

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      • Designed with Steve Gadd, featuring his distinctive cymbal sound

      Pick up these sweet-sounding new cymbals designed in conjunction with the king of groove!

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      ZildjianK Custom Session Crash Cymbal
       
      4.9

      (based on 16 reviews)

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      5.0

      Good

      By rmacuil5

      from Little Rock, AR

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          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          I got this cymbal a month ago. And its sounding good. I use it for Spanish church music, and it does great.

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          5.0

          Versatile Smile Maker

          By Erborg 17

          from Hamilton Ontario

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          I love the sound of these cymbals. I have both the 16" and 18"for between half a year (18") and a year (16") . I use the 18" on a church kit with a 21 A Sweet Ride, 17 Sabian Vault Crash and New Beat hats(all my own cymbals) It crashes beautifully, can be ridden and is a nice cymbal for mallet swells. The bell on the 18" also an assertive yet not overpowering . The 16" is on my home kit,matched with a 17" dark crash,K 20"dark ride,12" A splashride and 14" K Mastersound hats.The sessions are beautiful cymbals that I will always keep.

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          5.0

          Best crash ever!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          I just got home with my new cymbal. The Session crash combines versatility, with little overtones, and that response defined by the K Custom line. I have no problems with this cymbal. Whether you tap it, or really lay into it, this cymbal produces the perfect dark, musical sound you want in your setup. For your money it is superb.

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          5.0

          Bought it used

          By Marinerman711

          from new jersey

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          I just bought this cymbal used, and it is very very nice. I easily saw immediately how this cymbal is for that blues rock sound. Yet I play more alternative rock with a reggae-ish sound. I feel it incorporates into that style very well. This is a highly versatile cymbal...good buy!

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          4.0

          very cool!!!!!!!

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          This is a very melodic cymbol which sounds good in any type of music and it doesn't hit you hard in the wallet. I love it. The only problem is that when hitting it leaves huge marks which I think shouldn't occur with a high quality cymbol.

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          5.0

          Iv really gotta get me one of these....

          By Dogdrule-dlzc8

          from Sandwich, MA

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          Ahhh, I just got back from my jazz band gig tonight, where we had this cymbal (16") on the kit. I seriously think this is my favorite crash ever. I have used it only on a few occasionions, and hit it maybe ten times ever, but I already know that this tops the rest. It is nice and dark with good cut and shimmery tones, but not too cutting, with just the right amount of attack. This is at the very top of my kist, and really wish i hadnt just lbown my money on a low end paiste crash. ( I also highlt suggest a look at the K custom hybrid hats) The price is really worth it, but on my low budget I'v gotta save for a while....

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          5.0

          Grade A Cymbal

          By Coldfront777-QBGQ0

          from Alamo, CA

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          Crash cymbals don't get much nicer than this. They also don't get much more exspensive. Session crashes have a low, dark sound with a medium decay. Like most K Customs, this cymbal is ideal for blues and jazz, though it also works for mainstream rock. I bought the 16" about 6 months ago, and it has been holding up great. All in all this cymbal sounds great. But be warned; its not for everyone.

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          5.0

          Pretty Decent

          By holla at allah

          from Elk River, MN

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          I own the 16 inch and use it as my main crash. Tonally it is excellent. It is one of the rare cymbals that creates a mood with one hit. I do have a few gripes, however. For one, the bell is almost nonexistent. This cymbal is for crashing only, not riding. Secondly, it may not be suitable for extremely aggresive playing situations, as it does not have the cut or attack of A Customs, Paiste signatures, or virtually any other high end crashes. I however, didn't mind the washiness and used it in conjunction with my 14 inch K Fast Crash. Also, don't buy this crash if you are looking for anything but heavy mids. While the overtones cover a broad spectrum, like most Ks, the mids are highly emphasized. All in all, however, I would highly recommend this cymbal.

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          5.0

          A Ghost note tdf

          By KB-bT9oc

          from The Dallas Metroplex

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          My 16" K Custom Session Crash has quickly become my hands-down favorite crash for the majority of my classic, alternative, and progressive rock drumming. With its reduced brilliance and quick decay, it always delivers the perfect musical complement without overpowering. This crash is a wonderful companion cymbal to any of the K Custom or A Zildjian Fast Crashes; and I've found that the complex dynamics generated by the combination of this great utility crash and one or more "accent" crashes has resulted in more favorable responses (and landed me more jobs) than ever before.

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          5.0

          Smooth and Sleek.

          By Codie Dukes

          from Orange County

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

          I've been drumming for about 3 1/2 years now, and I can say these K custom sessions crashes are insane. Pretty much top of the line, cut through any music, but keeps everything balanced at the same time. The sound is incredible and it can actually be used for any type of music you play. I play a variety of music and honestly this may be your last purchase of cymbals. Buy yours now and you won't be disappointed. Peace.

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