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Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal  14 Inches

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Lathed and finished with a process that creates a wide spectrum of color for unique visual and sonic effects, this thin-rolled alloy produces an expl...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Developed in the Zildjian Sound Lab for versatility, durability, and sonic brilliance.

      Lathed and finished with a process that creates a wide spectrum of color for unique visual and sonic effects, this thin-rolled alloy produces an explosive, trashy voice. While it stands on its own, you can also stack it on another cymbal for a signature trashy sound.

      Multiple sizes available.

      FEATURES
      • Thin
      • Brilliant finish

      Transform your kit with the voice of the Trashformer.

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      ZildjianZXT Trashformer Cymbal
       
      4.5

      (based on 41 reviews)

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      Trashformer a hit!

      I am the one man band Built For Slow. I have a foot pedal rig that allows me to play the crash cymbal with my foot. I was looking for a cymbal that was...Read complete review

      I am the one man band Built For Slow. I have a foot pedal rig that allows me to play the crash cymbal with my foot. I was looking for a cymbal that was quick and explosive with a very fast decay. I didn't want the ping associated with a china cymbal. This fit the bill nicely. I use the 8" so I can fit all of my drums in one small bag. When I first tried the cymbal by itself, it had some overtones at the end of the decay I didn't like but when I used it while playing drums and guitar at the same time, It sounded fantastic because the really quiet overtones disappeared under the sonic assault. What you are left with is a really loud and quick edgy splashy sound. I really like it and it adds to the show. It has a unique sound and the price is right. It is thin, but I really haven't had any trouble with it yet but I've only played 2 shows with it so far.
      It doesn't look like it would break soon unless you just hammer cymbals.

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      Don't use it by itself

      I have owned 2 of these over the last 8 months, and they're now both broken. I got the 10" model and used it as a splash, not knowing they're meant for...Read complete review

      I have owned 2 of these over the last 8 months, and they're now both broken. I got the 10" model and used it as a splash, not knowing they're meant for cymbal stacks, and it lasted about 4 months of frequent use then cracked. I bought another (also 10") to use rarely for a crisp accent, now knowing they're not durable cymbals. This one cracked after 3 weeks of barely hitting it! Fortunately, I am still able to use these as stackers, they work great inside a hi hat to give it a trashy tone or on top of a china. I hope to replace these with some heavier duty splashes. The other good thing about these is that they're very cheap so replacing them isn't too big an issue. Get them, and play around with the stacking possibilities, but don't expect it to last as a splash on its own.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Trashformer a hit!

      By canonball17

      from Currently Addis Ababa

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      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Loud
      • Quick

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • A Quick Splashy Accent

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        I am the one man band Built For Slow. I have a foot pedal rig that allows me to play the crash cymbal with my foot. I was looking for a cymbal that was quick and explosive with a very fast decay. I didn't want the ping associated with a china cymbal. This fit the bill nicely. I use the 8" so I can fit all of my drums in one small bag. When I first tried the cymbal by itself, it had some overtones at the end of the decay I didn't like but when I used it while playing drums and guitar at the same time, It sounded fantastic because the really quiet overtones disappeared under the sonic assault. What you are left with is a really loud and quick edgy splashy sound. I really like it and it adds to the show. It has a unique sound and the price is right. It is thin, but I really haven't had any trouble with it yet but I've only played 2 shows with it so far.
        It doesn't look like it would break soon unless you just hammer cymbals.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Don't use it by itself

        By CatDrumming

        from Tampa, FL

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        Pros

        • Explosive Attack
        • Inexpensive
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • Not Durable
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Cymbal Stacks

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        I have owned 2 of these over the last 8 months, and they're now both broken. I got the 10" model and used it as a splash, not knowing they're meant for cymbal stacks, and it lasted about 4 months of frequent use then cracked. I bought another (also 10") to use rarely for a crisp accent, now knowing they're not durable cymbals. This one cracked after 3 weeks of barely hitting it! Fortunately, I am still able to use these as stackers, they work great inside a hi hat to give it a trashy tone or on top of a china. I hope to replace these with some heavier duty splashes. The other good thing about these is that they're very cheap so replacing them isn't too big an issue. Get them, and play around with the stacking possibilities, but don't expect it to last as a splash on its own.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        use as a...

        By a dead guy

        from san jose, CA

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        STACKER!!! i got the 10 in to use a splash, but then i thought "hey i have an extra 14 in zildjizn zbt crash, why not stack that mother on there, see what happens" i was not dissapointed people this cymbals was born to stack. it gives a sort of a dark, trashy, almost sizzle-like sound to my crash and it is a sick -core instrument

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, but maybe not for everyone.

        By Mattattack2

        from Seattle, WA

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        This is a great accent cymbal. I have the 14 inch, and i use it mostly as a china, or a really big splash. This cymbal, as the name "Trashformer" suggests, is a very dark, thrashy cymbal that I selected for metal. It sounds great when im covering songs by "A day to remember" or "Lamb of God" It does break very easily, i have had mine for about 1 month, and i play almost every day for like an hour and it already is starting to bend and crack. but if you need it, get it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pretty Cool

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        The trashformer has a pretty cool sound to it. I actually have to say I was pleasantly suprised by its unique sound. I was expecting more of a splashy style, but instead its more of a china and crash combined or something like that. Very unique, and it adds a great option for more sounds to your set. It also looks pretty rad too.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good addition

        By TheRevLivesOn

        from Olathe, KS

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        I've had this cymbal for about a week and I practice daily. I bought this because it looked cool and it sounds amazing. Previous reviews stated that its thinness is its only weakness. I have hit this cymbal fairly hard and it takes what I throw at it. My only complaint is that it isn't loud enough. But other than that, it is a great addition to my kit.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice addition..

        By Shortster

        from Palm Coast, FL

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        I came across this in a local music store about 5 years ago. Thought it was an the end result of how not to strike a cymbal. Needless to say, I've been using it ever since. Cracked my first one due to not respecting it's thinness. When fellow musicians see it on stage for the first time they question it, without saying anything. However, once they see what it contributes to the overall performance, they can't get over it. Well worth the minimal investment. Don't over play it. Remember, it is an "accent" piece.

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        5.0

        My Review! Not yours!

        By The BIG BANG!

        from The Red sea!!!

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        This is a very good cymbal as long as you are not in a metal band. This cymbal is super thin.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Prized Possession

        By Marc825

        from Caguas, PR

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        When I first saw this cymbal, I thought that it wouldn

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ignore what I said earlier

        By Shaggy-L4lZ-

        from Virginia

        Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

        A year ago, I bought this cymbal and harped on its thinness. However, this cymbal has grown on me and become my pride-and-joy. I was terrified that the last of my drum money was going to be blown on a broken impulse, but despite the thinness of it, it is very sturdy, and sounds the exact same, if not better, than it did a year ago. Wow.

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