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Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Light in weight with a low, dark sound with a quick decay
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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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Decent

      By holla at allah

      from Elk River, MN

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      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best

      By skada76

      from Ocean, NJ

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      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

      I own the K Custom Session Crash 18" paired to 19" A Custom Crash and a 10" A Custom Splash. The tones compliment each other perfectly! I've had many drummers come up to me and compliment my set, specially my cymbals.K Customs are awsome! Great fast smooth attack and very little overtones!

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      5.0

      GREAT cymbal

      By Blues'n'at

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

      I own the 18" version of this cymbal, and it is extremely versatile. I use it for rock and blues predominately, but it has worked well in many other situations. It has a great dark sound that doesnt have too much bite (which is a problem I have had with other crashes...they are just too loud for softer blues) Overall the sounds you can produce with this cymbal are just plain beautiful! I feel that Steve Gadd and the Zildjian crew did a great job on this one!!!

       
      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.

       
      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!

       
      5.0

      Totally recommended

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

      I went to the local GC looking for a 12 splash. I started playing a DW kit they had put together and I hit the crash cymbal. It was the most beautiful cymbal sound I've ever heard. Has some gong like dark tones and a nice, sweet melow brilliance to it. It was the 18inch version. I ended up spending money I did not have, but I HAD TO TAKE IT HOME. If you see one, do the same! You won't regret it.

       
      5.0

      best new cymbal from zildjian

      By rocker-5lv5w

      from tx

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

      I went to the local music store to check out some cymbals to add to my collection. I started playing on a kit and loved the cymbals on the kit, which turned out to be zildjian's new line of k custom sessions. They have a nice crash sound to them. One strange note is that the 16" crash sounds really nice with the new Sabian AA 19 metal-x crash. It was shocking to me and the music store salesman that they sounded nice together. Don't hesitate to try these out, especially if you play jazz/blues/rock music. I play all kinds and this cymbal will do the trick. I plan on buying one asap.

       
      4.0

      very cool!!!!!!!

      By dream theater is awesome

      from Medford, OR

      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.

       
      5.0

      Great for blues and some rock

      By CREAMdrummer13

      from Abingdon, MD

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      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

      I got my 16" version of this about 3 months ago and I love it. Its appearances is cool because its in between traditional and brilliant so its a cool medium of shiny and dull. This cymbal is a good one for blues music as well as some blues/rock, and jazz. It goes well with soft music because when hit softly it has a deep sound that is beautiful. When hit hard it has a great attack and pitch and will, therefore, go with many types of music. Though this is true, I would mainly recommend it to people like me who like to play music like Cream, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and bluesy stuff like that.

       
      5.0

      Great look, Great sound

      By MisterTremolo

      from Lake Charles, LA

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal:

      I recently received an 18 inch session for Christmas. I was uneasy at first knowing only that gadd played this cymbal. I set it up on my kit and I started playing. When I hit it, it was amazing. When softly hit, it shimmers deeply, and when hit all out it's very loud and deep and great complements to a higher pitched crash. My suggestion: do not wait to get one. If you're not sure you want to buy it or not, buy it.

       
      5.0

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

      By Dogdrule-dlzc8

      from Sandwich, MA

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      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....

       
      5.0

      Grade A Cymbal

      By Coldfront777-QBGQ0

      from Alamo, CA

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      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.

       
      5.0

      Versatile Smile Maker

      By Erborg 17

      from Hamilton Ontario

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      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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