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Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal 16 in.

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Part of the world's most popular cymbal series, the Zildjian A Series Medium Crash is a popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy ...Click To Read More About This Product

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High-pitched, full-bodied.

Part of the world's most popular cymbal series, the Zildjian A Series Medium Crash is a popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, it is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.


Order today and play a cymbal by the world leader in cymbal craft.

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ZildjianA Series Medium Crash Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Bright sound (4)
  • Full crash (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Favorite Crash cymbal...the best of both worlds

The Zildjian A Medium Crash Cymbal is my all time favorite crash cymbal....thats why all 4 of my crashes are A Medium ( in Brilliant finnish)....its just a great...Read complete review

The Zildjian A Medium Crash Cymbal is my all time favorite crash cymbal....thats why all 4 of my crashes are A Medium ( in Brilliant finnish)....its just a great cymbal....it sounds great...just enough highs, mids, and lows, and just enough sustain....and its not to thin, so it wont break if you pound on it after 4 months...and its loud enough for rock music, and times you play without mics...but, not so thick that it sounds like a plat being smashed, or so thick that you have to pound on it everytime, to get sound out of it ( like Z Custom lol) its exstremely versitile. If you do get this cymbal though, be sure to get in Zildjians "brilliant" finnish ( like the finnish on All A Customs) it give this great crash a cleaner, brighter, and smooth sound, and great shinny look. : )

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It should hold up better...

I've always trusted Zildjian, but what the heck?? I bought the 16" cymbal and after 10 months, it has a crack in the middle of the cymbal. I can play...Read complete review

I've always trusted Zildjian, but what the heck?? I bought the 16" cymbal and after 10 months, it has a crack in the middle of the cymbal. I can play hard at times, but I'm certainly not a basher. I guess I'll have to try a heavier model.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding sound

By Rob

from Waldorf, Md.

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Classic Sound
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • None So Far

Best Uses

  • Church
  • Classic Rock
  • Country
  • Hobby

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

Right to the point. If you like the classic sound, you can't go wrong with these. They fit well with any style of music. Very responsive with every hit, hard or mellow. Worth the price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can You Say Overpriced?

By TheSpiceman_54

from Grand Forks, ND

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal doesn't live up to the reputation of Zildjian cymbals. I used to have a 16" brilliant finish and it was the most clangy piece of metal on my drumset. It's a great cymbal if you're playing with loud enough music that completely covers the sound of this. This was part of my switch to Sabian, because it's AA's and AAX's have a warmer, fuller sound than this. Truly dissapointed with this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great crash

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I got the 18 inch med crash. and it seems like the more I play it the better it sounds. I want to order a 16 inch soon. I recommend this cymbal to beginners to professional drummers. I think they are good for a lot of musical styles.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Series, you've done it.

By Ron Burgundy

from The Shire, Midwestern US

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I've owned this cymbal for over a year now, and it has never failed to accommodate. I love the sound it gives, its versatility in different styles of music, and the way it plays; you can elicit so many different sounds from it depending on your technique. An excellent cymbal for a wide and expansive range of genres; I recommend this!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By tyler-4stQ0

from maryland

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

these, along with zildjian A customs, are the best cymbals out there. i have 4 of these + the hi-hats, and they are amazing. i love these things. i drums for a punk band and also a metal band and these sound great for both, and they sound great for softer stuff.

 
5.0

Great hi hats

By EAC

from Saltsburg Pa

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Great for all applications
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock, worship, country

    Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

    Have played New Beats for 40 years

     
    5.0

    This is the best crash cymbal, PERIOD!

    By JazzBandDrummer

    from Wood Dale, IL

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    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Focused Crash
    • Full
    • Full Crash
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Big Band
      • Everything
      • Jazz
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Rock
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

      I played this cymbal in jazz band for 3 years. Now I am in high school and I bought it for myself. I love this cymbal. Best Zildjian Crash and just best crash cymbal there is.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding sound

      By Rob

      from Waldorf, Md.

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Classic Sound
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • None So Far

      Best Uses

      • Church
      • Classic Rock
      • Country
      • Hobby

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

      Right to the point. If you are looking for that classic sound, this is it. Work's well with any style of music. Either played hard or mellow, still sounds great. Worth the price also.

       
      5.0

      18 med. crash

      By Sandune

      from nc

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      Pros

      • Full Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

          So far so good.

           
          5.0

          freakin amazing sound

          By MetalDrummer907

          from Sterling ak

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          Pros

          • Explosive Attack
          • Focused Crash
          • Loud As Hell
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Huge Venues
            • Quick Gigs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            this cymbal pairs up well with my 17" a medium crash my 20" z custom ride my 20" z custom china my 12" z3 splash and 14" z custom dyno beat high hats all of my cymbals are used but still look and sound new.

             
            5.0

            Great buy

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            I have the 18" and 17". These are excellent for any player of any style to have on the kit. I play metal myself so i do quite a bit of pounding and it's been almost 3 years and these haven't failed me yet. They're loud enough for any metal style and soft enough for jazz and so on. These are the best crashes i've played in a long time.

             
            5.0

            AMAZING!!

            By xmetalhead4lifeX

            from kansas city

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            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            I love this crash so much! I recently bought the 17 inch to replace all of my zbt's. A very good choice it sounds how ever you want it to this cymbal will not limit your sound in any way. It is also very nice looking but that does not help to much but all in all get this i love my 17!!

             
            5.0

            My Favorite Crash cymbal...the best of both worlds

            By DrummerDude 714

            from California

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            The Zildjian A Medium Crash Cymbal is my all time favorite crash cymbal....thats why all 4 of my crashes are A Medium ( in Brilliant finnish)....its just a great cymbal....it sounds great...just enough highs, mids, and lows, and just enough sustain....and its not to thin, so it wont break if you pound on it after 4 months...and its loud enough for rock music, and times you play without mics...but, not so thick that it sounds like a plat being smashed, or so thick that you have to pound on it everytime, to get sound out of it ( like Z Custom lol) its exstremely versitile. If you do get this cymbal though, be sure to get in Zildjians "brilliant" finnish ( like the finnish on All A Customs) it give this great crash a cleaner, brighter, and smooth sound, and great shinny look. : )

             
            4.0

            Versatile, loud and bright

            By matthelders89

            from Far away

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            I use an 18" medium crash as my main crash cymbal, it blends nicely with my K crashes. Mine is fairly thick, this thing is loud! A side effect of thick crashes is that these do not respond as fast as a-customs or K's. No point for me though.

             
            5.0

            Unbelievable

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            Wow this cymbal can do it all, rock, acoustic, metal, punk, jazz, blues, grunge, it sounds soooo good, it has such a warm tone, it sounds real crisp, and it really projects and cuts into the music, plus this cymbal is very affordable for the quality

             
            4.0

            Crash Review

            By youknowhowido4

            from Canton, TX

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            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            i have used this crash personally and found that it cracked very easily with my rock orientated drumming. this would be a great cymbal for jazzier or poppier styles of music. I do not recommend this cymbal to hard rock or punk rock drummers alike.

             
            5.0

            Great cymbal- very versatile.

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            This is a great piece of equiptment. I play many styles of music, ranging even from hard to softer stuff, and this is great for both. It has a great tone and decays just right, no matter what type of music you're playing.

             
            5.0

            Great cymbals

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            Wow, I own an 18" crash and it is great. The cymbal just cuts through all the instruments and has great tones. The sounds it gives off can be warm enough for jazz, or they can be cutting for rock. This cymbal is an all around cymbal, it is the most versatile there is. I recommend to all. Getting it in a brilliant finish makes it sound alot brighter and more for rock music.

             
            5.0

            Loud and heavy duty

            By jkizme

            from Jeanerette, Louisiana

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            I've always been a big fan of the "A" series...

             
            5.0

            Even Great Used

            By Timbo

            from Kenosha, WI

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            Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

            I purchased a 19", and I love it. Although it says on it that it's a medium crash, mine is thin. it pitch is higher than the sound clip of the 16" on this website. it's definately a sweet crash. the great part about buying new is the 1 year warranty. if you play hard, you're paying for two cymbals (granted that you crack the one within a year).

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