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Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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The A Custom Crash cymbal boasts a tone that's natural and bright--not too high, not too low. Speaks very quickly with beautiful, warm undertones.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The A Custom Crash cymbal boasts a tone that's natural and bright--not too high, not too low. Speaks very quickly with beautiful, warm undertones.

FEATURES

  • Natural and bright
  • Great overtones
  • Modern, sophisticated sound
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Avedis Zildjian Company Warranty Statement

As of October 1, 2009, all Zildjian Cymbals are guaranteed against manufacturer's defects for two (2) years from the date of original purchase.
For warranty claims outside the U.S., contact your local Zildjian distributor. Click here for the international distributor locator.
Warranty Process
Cymbals that show factory defects within two years of their original purchase are eligible for examination at our factory. Zildjian experts will evaluate the damage and issue a replacement cymbal, unless it appears the damage is related to improper use or care.

If you believe your cymbal has a factory defect:
1. Contact Zildjian to obtain a Return Authorization number (RA#), via telephone: 781-871-2200.
2. Indicate the location of the damage on the cymbal with a piece of tape.
3. Make a photocopy of your original numbered and dated sales receipt.
4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
5. Ship the package to:
Avedis Zildjian Company
RA#
22 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061

A Cymbal will not be replaced if:
1. It has been misplayed, dropped, played with excessive force or treated abusively.
2. The center hole is worn due to improper stand set-up or abusive play.
3. The cymbal was bought second-hand or used in a lease program.
4. The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.
5. More than two years have passed since the cymbal was purchased.

Warranty Notes:
• Cost of shipping a damaged cymbal to Zildjian is the customers responsibility.
• Factory evaluations take approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
• Cymbals that do not meet the warranty guidelines will be returned to customer.
• Cost of shipping a replacement or damaged cymbal back to the customer will be covered by Zildjian.


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ZildjianA Custom Crash Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (4)
  • Explosive attack (3)
  • Focused crash (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfection in cymbal form

By far, the most reliable crash I've ever had. It sounded amazing when I heard it at my local guitar center, sounded amazing when I took it home, sounded amazing at the first...Read complete review

By far, the most reliable crash I've ever had. It sounded amazing when I heard it at my local guitar center, sounded amazing when I took it home, sounded amazing at the first show I did with it, and still sounds amazing over two and half years later (yes, it has lasted that long). My set has undergone several changes over the past two years and this cymbal has been used for everything from main crash to ride/crash to accent-only crash. It goes with any kind of music and goes well. It is by far the most diversified crash I have ever had the joy of playing on. I would recommend this crash for anybody for any genre.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Size matters...

These sizes, from 14" to 20" in size...have VERY different sound. The kit at my school has a 17", which in my opinion sounds TERRIBLE. It's...Read complete review

These sizes, from 14" to 20" in size...have VERY different sound. The kit at my school has a 17", which in my opinion sounds TERRIBLE. It's way too bright, doesn't have much "color", and surprisingly for a such a bright cymbal, doesn't have too much sustain, it even sounds kind of like my old B8 crash. The 19", on the other hand, blew me away, I was at GC and they had it on display with a DW Performance kit..Wow, that thing was beautiful, nice and complex shimmer, a nice long sustain probably due to the bell size, and the bell actually sounded great for a crash. Maybe it's just me, liking bigger and darker cymbals, but I'd recommend handing over a few extra bucks to get a bigger, better crash.

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(56 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfection in cymbal form

By liquidmetaltheater

from Shawnee, OK

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

By far, the most reliable crash I've ever had. It sounded amazing when I heard it at my local guitar center, sounded amazing when I took it home, sounded amazing at the first show I did with it, and still sounds amazing over two and half years later (yes, it has lasted that long). My set has undergone several changes over the past two years and this cymbal has been used for everything from main crash to ride/crash to accent-only crash. It goes with any kind of music and goes well. It is by far the most diversified crash I have ever had the joy of playing on. I would recommend this crash for anybody for any genre.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best cymbals

By Deek

from balls

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

The A custom crash Cymbals are really the best sounding, overall cymballs out there. after using this line, anything else is such a dissapointment. The sound is literraly music to your ears. they are expensive, but the "cheap" line by zildjian are absolute garbage. The A custom is a Ferrari, and the ZBT's are Al Bundy's Dodge

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zildjian A custom crash

By dystrophyian

from hartford city In.

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is in a league of its own. With a very crisp sound and a durable build this cymbal sets itself apart from all others in this price range and some that are more expensive. I would definately recommend this cymbal.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Crash

By Tony Muratori

from Hammond IN

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 16" a few months ago, and to my ears it is the perfect sounding crash. I'm seriously considering buying the 18". I can see why guys have a complete set of these cymbals!

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best cymbals I've ever played

By Marcos

from Florida

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

These cymbals are amazing. They sound very dark when played softly, and they sound very bright when played loud. They are just so perfect. I recommend these 100%. You will not regret buying these.

(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Cymbal for any type of Musician!

By PorkPIEguy55

from Cary, NC

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

The Zildjian A Custom Crash is a great symbol. It is loud and very sharp. Its perferct if you are an intermediate drummer or even proffesional! I am professionally doing gigs right now and I love this cymbal, it is probably my favorite cymbal. I used to own a set of sabian AA customs, but this cymbal is much better!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Crash

By Stenchof76

from KC, MO

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

After buying the 16", I knew this was one of the best lines for crash cymbals out there. Great versatility, and it's true what Zildjian's description says-- "Not too bright, not to dark..." I'm now looking into getting a 17", and potentially buying a couple from the medium line as well. These cymbals will be complementary to whatever style you want to play.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT CRASH!

By Bobby

from Muncie, IN

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I have the 14inch version of this crash and its amazing! In live setting it cuts through the mix perfectly but not too much that its over powering. I'm definetly gonig to buy the 16inch one next

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GOOD CYMBAL!!!

By windmasterx

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 16" used for $119, and have had it for almost a year, and after 3 or 4 years of previous use from another heavy, drum pounding drummer, and the beating it took from myself, it has finally, and sadly cracked, but not to worry, stopped the crack and no harm no foul. Well, this cymbal has an amazing sound, not to bright, and not to dark, right inbetween. Very distinct sound. GET THIS FRIGGIN' CYMBAL!!! YOU WON'T ReGreT It!!!

(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Cymbal

By BlinkStillLives

from Portland, OR

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I own the 19in crash. The cymbal I replaced with this one was a 16in ZBT. This cymbal is so much better. The price is a little high but well worth it. The only problem is that it shows fingerprints and the white paint off my favorite drum sticks the travis barker signature sticks and the cleaner dosent work good enough to get rid of it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!

By Edwin

from van nuys

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is amazing i recently bought a "18" crash and it sounds sooo soo amazing with any mix of cymbals from sabian, to paiste, and even meinl this cymbal goes very amzing with any type of music and it has the perfect price i reccomend this cymbal for any type of drummer ZILDJIAN IS THE WAY TO GO!!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Dave

from Massachusetts

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I have the 18" brilliant version, and it has probably the sweetest sound I've ever heard. It cuts through just about anything. It's my primary crash, I've had it since it was new. It now has a slight patina, though still shiny, and the markings have long since worn off. But, it seems to only sound better for it. 5 years of owning it, and it only has a slight bend in one corner from a concert where it flew off its stand, I hit it so hard. Amazing cymbal.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good

By Jarrod

from South Bend,Indiana

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I got this cymbal,and have to say...very good.It kind of sounds like a splash at first,but then it sounds AMAZING!At the price,it is worth it.This cymbal is good for just about any type of music.I love it in Jazz or Rock.I would recommend this cymbal to anybody.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Crash

By Davian

from Brooklyn

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I had been looking for a cymbal that response with a great tone but on the modern side. Then I heard about the A. Customs and they sound great just the right crash for me it has a nice warm sound not to high not to low but with colorful sound definition I am planning on getting the 17 & 18 crash because they sound good.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PERFECT

By Tuna25

from Mobile, AL

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal has to be one of the best cymbal I have ever played on. It has amazing sound. Great features. Plus, it works great with any style of music you are playing.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing sound, but not for hard-hitting drummers

By Neal Wells

from Indiana

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 17" Version of this cymbal last october, and I fell in love with it. I knew that it wouldn't last long because of its thin design, but... It lasted me about 7 shows before I started to notice a small crack in the outer rim of it. Next show, There become about a 5" crack in the side, and multiple cracks started to appear. It lost tone after the crack, but other than that, the cymbal sounded perfect while it was in good condition. I would step up to the Z series if you're looking for a more durable cymbal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

19" A custom crash is amazing!

By HardHitter99

from Taylor,MI

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

i just bought this crash i think its perfect. Its just what ive been looking for to go along with my 17" A crash, ive tried alot of cymbals and this is by far the best its a little pricey but its worth it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice

By Jeremy F

from Morristown, TN

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

Love this cymbal got it a few months ago and it works well with my 18'' A-Custom Fast Crash. Its seems to be very bright and has the perfect amount of sustain and volume. I like it almost as much as my A-Custom Fast Crash. It seemes to be a little thicker and heavier so hopefully it will last longer then the fast crash. Great buy

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sounding crash ive ever own

By Brooks

from Pasadena, Texas

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

Recently I've purchased my drum set piece by piece on craigslist to try to save some money. When I came upon the 19 in A Custom Crash I bought it because it was the right price. I've played on it for a year and it is the best cymbal I've ever played on by far. I love that it gives clear, distinct crash sound along with enough ring. This is definitely my go to crash and it fits every style I've played- rock, punk, country, metal, jazz and christian. This crash is the best cymbal i have and it is the only cymbal that I've played on that i think is definitely worth even the price of it brand new. I also think it can make a pretty descent ride when you play jazz. i hope this helps

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Stuff

By Noah the VA Drummer

from Hampton,Va

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash

Cons

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    • Gospel

    Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

    My buddy plays for a church, so do I, and he has the 16'', and the 18''. The church I play for have zht cymbals, and contrary to popular belief those get the job done well. Plus, I don't have the guts to ask the church for A's. Anyway, I sat down at my buddy's kit and i thought that the 16'' was very solid. But, the big deal here is the 18''. PHENOMENAL. Very Dark, but I'm used to playing pretty bright cymbals... I'll be buying one of these shortly to use at other gigs.

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