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Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal  

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      An explosive, all-purpose crash for beginners. A great all-purpose ride!

      The Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal is a splendid fast crash with a bright high-pitched tone. Sound grooves and round hammer strikes in a simple circular pattern on the top surface of ZBT cymbals magnify the basic sound of the distinctive ZBT alloy.

      The bright, intense, high-pitched sound of the ZBT series cymbals cuts through the mix of other instruments. Sheet origin and precision lathing techniques create high-volume projection that speaks quickly and brightly with a rapid decay. Since ZBT cymbals are pressed and lathed from sheets of uniform, high-quality bronze alloy, they are remarkably consistent. The highly polished, brilliant finish looks fresh. Superb all-purpose ride cymbal. Excellent, clean stick articulation with controlled overtones. ZBT-Plus cymbals take Zildjian Bronze Technology up a notch with advanced hammering and lathing and enhanced sound for versatility, musicality, and professional performance.


      A fantastically consistent crash you'll love. Order now. Don't get taken for a ride - order yours from us today!

       
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      ZildjianZBT Crash Cymbal
       
      3.9

      (based on 217 reviews)

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        (83)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (68)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (42)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

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            Not as bad as some say

            I?ve played drums on and off for the last 17 years. I became very active again in the last six months, having multiple rehearsals a week with my band and playing several gigs...Read complete review

            I?ve played drums on and off for the last 17 years. I became very active again in the last six months, having multiple rehearsals a week with my band and playing several gigs a month. All of my equipment was old and worn out and I really wanted a nice looking set of matched cymbals. I bought a ZBT pack, as it was the only thing in my price range. I liked the hi-hats and was o.k. with the ride, but HATED the crashes. They sounded WAY TOO bright and ?ringy??at first. Once I played with them for a while though, I thought they really sounded great! I suggest playing around with them a bit; adjust the height and the angle you set them at and trying striking different areas, and you?ll find that ?sweet spot?. Plus, the more you handle them the more natural oils you?ll transfer over to them, giving it some nice ?build up?. I read a lot of complaints about breakage, and I was pretty surprised! I?m not the softest hitter myself, and these suckers take it. Zildjian has these listed as ?medium/thin? (which most of Zildjian?s products are). I would say they?re really more ?medium? weight compared to other Zildjian?s I?ve played, and if that?s still not heavy enough for you get the ZBT Rock series which are a little heavier?if you?re still breaking cymbals after that, you?re pretty much screwed because you?ll need to put out some MAJOR CASH for the Z3s, which are the only cymbals that are heavier?or go back to ?drummer school?, because obviously you?re technique SUCKS! Anyway, these are great starter or intermediate cymbals with a wide sound range, and are a great deal for the money! The more you play with them the better they?ll sound?but, if you?re looking for a very specific sound, you should shop around and be prepared to put out some more cash ;)

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            I got the 14'' and 16'' plus a ZBT 18'' ride in a cymbal pack back in 2007 and played them as I learned more about drumming up until this year when...Read complete review

            I got the 14'' and 16'' plus a ZBT 18'' ride in a cymbal pack back in 2007 and played them as I learned more about drumming up until this year when the 14'' finally cracked.

            Now, I had played these for fives years while growing as a drummer, also developing a style and playing in bands. These days, I hit A LOT harder than I used to and that is probably a good reason for the crack. My first 14'' cracked in early this year and I order another from Musicians Friend a few months back and I already have a crack in it.

            As far as sound goes, I love it. It works perfectly for what I like to play. I usually use it as a sort of crash ride, playing on it during chorus'. Typical in a rock/metal song. It works really well with that for me.

            But if you a hard hitter like I am, it becomes a problem when it cracks often.

            It's not durable but it sounds great. It's hard to choose. All in all, I'd probably recommend it but I plan on trying to find a new option when I'm through with it.

            Also I should mention, my 16'' is not played as often as my 14'' and it is doing fine and has been for 5 years.

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            5.0

            Buy it!

            By schoppkeeper

            from Traverse City, MI

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            Pros

            • Sparkle
            • Sustain

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live
              • Recording

              Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

              I bought this ride to accompany my ZHT set. Have not looked back yet.

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              5.0

              awesome look, awesome sound

              By candi

              from hazard, ky

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Full Crash

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Church

              Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

              I purchased these for our church and they sound awesome, although being a novice, I will also be purchasing a smaller size, but the quality and sound is heavenly

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Zildjian ZBT Crash

              By XxTamaRemoDrummerxX

              from NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Focused Crash
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

              • Doesnt Last
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Any Use

              Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

              I decided to buy the 16 and 18 inch crash cymbals because 1: i needed new crashes, and 2: I heard mixed reviews so i wanted to try them for myself. Right out of the gate the 18 sounds HORRIBLE. its so high pitched for an 18 inch. the 16 however sounded pretty good, that is, until it started to crack after about a year and a half. so all in all i would buy this maybe in a pinch, but if youre looking for a long term use cymbal, save up your money for something better.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent entry level cymbal

              By Cal-PKs5A

              from El Paso, TX

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Worth The Price

              Cons

              • You Get What You Pay For

              Best Uses

              • Best Used For Rehearsal

              Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

              This was a replacement for the exact same cymbal I use during rehearsal. The other cymbal cracked after a little more than a year of use, during which we typically rehearse twice a week. Although I'm playing hard rock and have become a heavy hitter, we don't typically go all out. But, you get what you pay for.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good and Bad

              By pinkyandthesheep

              from Anchorage, AK

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Focused Crash
              • Loud
              • Nice Crash To Ride On

              Cons

              • Chips Easily
              • Cracks
              • Not Very Durable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                I got the 14'' and 16'' plus a ZBT 18'' ride in a cymbal pack back in 2007 and played them as I learned more about drumming up until this year when the 14'' finally cracked.

                Now, I had played these for fives years while growing as a drummer, also developing a style and playing in bands. These days, I hit A LOT harder than I used to and that is probably a good reason for the crack. My first 14'' cracked in early this year and I order another from Musicians Friend a few months back and I already have a crack in it.

                As far as sound goes, I love it. It works perfectly for what I like to play. I usually use it as a sort of crash ride, playing on it during chorus'. Typical in a rock/metal song. It works really well with that for me.

                But if you a hard hitter like I am, it becomes a problem when it cracks often.

                It's not durable but it sounds great. It's hard to choose. All in all, I'd probably recommend it but I plan on trying to find a new option when I'm through with it.

                Also I should mention, my 16'' is not played as often as my 14'' and it is doing fine and has been for 5 years.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great cymbal

                By nixdrumzzzz

                from Arkansas

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    The Zilldjian ZBT crash cymbal has a nice responsive, clean sound that cuts through other instruments so you can actually hear the cymbal amongst other instruments. It has a steady ringing sound and is overall a nice cymbal

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I wouldn't buy this

                    By Evan Dini

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    Great cost
                    it's good for about 5 months
                    it broke in like 5 months for me, just trying to save you money

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                    (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    blah

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    i really dont like any of these cymbals i dont like ziljian the best in my opinion are meinl and sabian

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Just used my ZBT Crash Cymbal

                    By Roger Fink

                    from New York State

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    Used the 14"crash for the first time last nite at a bar gig playing Classic Rock. Good initial sound when hitting the cymbal but fades quickly which is what I was looking for. Nice product in the lower price range of cymbals.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good enough for beginners, and low budget

                    By Ramsel Jorge

                    from Puerto Rico

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    I've got this cymbal as a bonus on a ZBT cymbal pack I bought. Like many others that bought this I was in a tight budget so I had to settle for ZBT's. Overall is a pretty good cymbal for the price, but doesn't hold up very well to hard hitters. I dont consider myself that of a heavy drummer but it still cracked after a couple of months, kind of disappointed. Sent the cymbal to Zildjian for the warranty, hope they can replace it.
                    It inclines to be more like a splash than a crash cymbal, still, good sound.
                    I bought this cymbal in January and by October it cracked; won't recommend to heavy, hard hitter drummers.
                    For the price it is a nice cymbal, and it sounds better than I expected.

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