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Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal

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The A Series Zildjian is the world's most popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An expressive crash with lots of class.

The A Series Zildjian is the world's most 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 crash cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.


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ZildjianA Series Thin Crash Cymbal
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (7)
  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Focused crash (4)
  • Explosive attack (3)
  • Full crash (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Blake

This cymbal is awesome. i was hesitant on buying it because of its thickness. I have hit it as hard as i could constantly and it had not bent, cracked, or chipped....Read complete review

This cymbal is awesome. i was hesitant on buying it because of its thickness. I have hit it as hard as i could constantly and it had not bent, cracked, or chipped. this cymbal is truly amazing. do not waste your money on zbt's or zxt's, spend the extra bucks and buy something you're gonna keep for a lifetime, not for a month.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No Good

I use the A Custom line for my kit and have a 16" and 18" crash. So I was looking to add something with a crisp high pitch crash sound. After...Read complete review

I use the A Custom line for my kit and have a 16" and 18" crash. So I was looking to add something with a crisp high pitch crash sound. After lisening to a ton of audio clips I thought this cymbal was the one. It's described a "THIN" but I was so wrong. Honestley it sounds like a gong. I am sending it back and I went to a brick and mortar store and tested them in person. I ended with a 15" A custom crash. Maybe I dont understand the product line but the A's have rips on them making them deeper sounding and thats not what I like. It sounded close to the zbt's I sold for the A customs. Bottom line is its best to hear the cymbal in person. One other note is the place I went had two of the same cymbals and they both sounded different. I understand maybe a slight difference but one was much lower sounding. Even the store clerk was shocked.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very good

By nick

from london

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack

Cons

  • Chips Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

    i have the 16 one and it is very bright and loud. better used if played gently

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blake

    By blake-hcg8v

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

    This cymbal is awesome. i was hesitant on buying it because of its thickness. I have hit it as hard as i could constantly and it had not bent, cracked, or chipped. this cymbal is truly amazing. do not waste your money on zbt's or zxt's, spend the extra bucks and buy something you're gonna keep for a lifetime, not for a month.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound and tone

    By OFHdrummer

    from Athens, GA

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    Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

    This cymbal hasn't failed me yet. It was pretty affordable and has a good show sound and good recording sound.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this cymbal!

    By Drummerboy68

    from Puyallup, WA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Studio

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      I have been playing Paiste 2002 cymbals for almost 30 years and was looking for a different sound. I have never been a big fan of Zildjian or Sabian but thought I might like the Zildjian K's. After listening to Zildjian's sound files on their website I didn't like the K's at all but really liked the sound of the Zildjian A's which shocked me. Anyways, I went all out and bought three crashes, a ride, some high hats, and a china. All three crashes I absolutely love and would totally recommend!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice thin crash

      By cszetela

      from Michigan

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Focused Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

          This Zildjian A-series 16" thin crash is beautifully sensitive and opens up easily. Since I'm not a bashing heavy hitter, I was looking for a cymbal that speaks instantly with a short sustain.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          ehh

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I have had this cymbal for quite some time now, and I truly loved it. But one day while playing with my band, I was hitting this cymbal and it was not sounding right. I inspected both the top and the bottom and noticed not one, but two cracks on either side of the cymbal about two inches from the rim. I am a very powerful drummer, and if you are looking for a great cymbal than this is the one. but if you tend to be a hard hitter look for something else.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful Crash

          By RootsRadish

          from On an island in the middle of the Pacific.

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          Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

          This crash is very versatile and speaks with a quick crisp bright voice that has dark overtones and fades quickly. The Avedis thin crashes are quite a bit more responsive than the thicker crashes and, as I've said, decay faster. This cymbal has that clasic sound.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Eh

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

          This cymbal is versatile as hell and I used it for everything. But its cracked at the centerhole and broken and ive only had it for like 6 months. I do play heavier rock but its not like im a metal player and im not a big guy at all, in fact im a skinny 17 year old.N

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          17 inch thin crash

          By 13 year old rock star

          from ohio

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          Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I think this is a great cymbal i am 13 i have played drum for almost 4 years i have paiste signature and zildjian a and my 17 inch zildjian a thin crash is by far the best crash i have played it is my main crash you will never go wrong with zildjian a series.

           
          5.0

          Great purchase on an open box deal.

          By Lou

          from Denver

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

            Great product. I play a wide variety and use it for all cases.

             
            1.0

            Watch out buying a cymbal from Musicians Friend

            By Drummerflys

            from Canyon Lake, California

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Bright Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                Do not Buy a Cymbal from Musicians Friend very poor shipping packaging

                 
                5.0

                Love this cymbal!

                By Drummerboy68

                from Puyallup, WA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                    I have been playing Paiste 2002 cymbals for almost 30 years and was looking for a different sound. I have never been a big fan of Zildjian or Sabian but thought I might like the Zildjian K's. After listening to Zildjian's sound files on their website I didn't like the K's at all but really liked the sound of the Zildjian A's which shocked me. Anyways, I went all out and bought three crashes, a ride, some high hats, and a china. All three crashes I absolutely love and would totally recommend!

                     
                    5.0

                    amazing cymbal

                    By maodrummer

                    from boca raton

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Focused Crash
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      this cymbal I just love it, it has an excellent sound when you hit it, it is quite controlled with respect to the harmonies that produce the cymbals, besides it has a bell that serves you for those little gigs where you need to take a ride that is not very big ...Well here you have an excellent choice. I'm just happy.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      excelent service.

                       
                      1.0

                      No Good

                      By Janthony

                      from PA

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                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      I use the A Custom line for my kit and have a 16" and 18" crash. So I was looking to add something with a crisp high pitch crash sound. After lisening to a ton of audio clips I thought this cymbal was the one. It's described a "THIN" but I was so wrong. Honestley it sounds like a gong. I am sending it back and I went to a brick and mortar store and tested them in person. I ended with a 15" A custom crash. Maybe I dont understand the product line but the A's have rips on them making them deeper sounding and thats not what I like. It sounded close to the zbt's I sold for the A customs. Bottom line is its best to hear the cymbal in person. One other note is the place I went had two of the same cymbals and they both sounded different. I understand maybe a slight difference but one was much lower sounding. Even the store clerk was shocked.

                       
                      5.0

                      Totally Versitile

                      By jimmy_chamberlin_apprentice

                      from Mulino OR

                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      I've had my 16" nearly a year now, and it still sounds great. I've played on it pretty hard and havn't found the slightest problem yet. It really explodes during the hard playing, and, especially with some fresh sticks, sounds really gentle and soft. I recomend any size in this A series for any style of drumming. This cymbal defines 'crash'

                       
                      2.0

                      Glen

                      By Glen-PoxAf

                      from MI

                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      I absolutely loved my thin crashes, I had a zillion of them on my set. After selling kit 8 years ago, I am going all in again! Crisp, short destain to my liking; didn't hurt them. They sounded second to none playing Sammy Hagar's (V.H.) Love Comes Walkin In. Give it a wack!

                       
                      5.0

                      Zildjian A Series Thin Crash

                      By ATrain20

                      from Spokane, WA

                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      I own a Zildjian 14" Thin crash and I counldn't of asked for anything better. My other cymbals are ZXT Titanium and after I got this cymbal I have been dying to get all A Series'.

                       
                      5.0

                      Dave

                      By NTIME Pearl Drummer

                      from West Frankfort, IL

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                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      Zildjian A series cymbals are definitely the best of the best. They certainly have stood the test of time. I`ve played A series thin crashes for years. I`ve played and heard a lot of different cymbals and nothing matches the sound of the "A" crashes. My current crash cymbal line up is a 15"& 16" thin crash and a 16"& 17" paperthin crash all "A"`s. No matter what type of music you play, Zildjian A series thin crashes are the only serious choice.

                       
                      5.0

                      this symbol has many interesting sounds and featur

                      By Yah.-827E

                      from Portage Michigan

                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      this cymbal has many intersesting features and sounds, a great fast, striking sound that is very unique

                       
                      5.0

                      Zildjian=Great cymbals period

                      By Yamaha 2330

                      from NB, Conn

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                      Comments about Zildjian A Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

                      Im a drummer that is on a budget b/c im 14 and dont have a job and i only get money here and there from small jobs and lawn cuts ect.....but the zildjian A series is an awesome series!!...my dad's friend owns a couple and ive played on them and they are great: bright sound, nice finish, awesome tone!!! And the A series is not that exspensive of a series compared to the Paiste Signatue Series..so overall i think this will be a great cymbal for me since im sellin my PS2 to buy it. lol

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