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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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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.
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Avedis Zildjian Company
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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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 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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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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5.0

Excellent cymbal, sounds great.

By Tom

from Pa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

      Use it in a church band. Excellent sound quality.

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      5.0

      Amazing product.

      By Nathan

      from Earth

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

          I originally purchased an 18" K hybrid crash from zildjian as a main crash, and didn't quite like it (for a main crash) so I bought the 18" A custom and I love it! It's EXACTLY what I needed. Very bright and responsive! Great for crashing constantly on. Definitely my favorite crash from zildjian yet!

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          5.0

          I've bought it twice!

          By iamseattlehead

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Venues
            • Clubs
            • Recording

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

            Buying a crash cymbal is like your wife buying clothes, it takes time, and you need to try it and read reviews. I have the 20' crash, and it is amazing. I play drums for a few different groups in Las Vegas, and this crash is about as good as it gets. It is responsive for rolls, and also very precise for crashing on the chorus. It responds well for light hitters and accents, but also very well for heavy hitters. Riding on this cymbal sounds great and also feels great, you're not cutting through butter so you won't break to when you get excited. To accompany this cymbal, I also recommend K hybrid 19 for the more delicate individuals, and the 23' A zildjian sweet ride. This power trio is a match made in heaven!

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            4.0

            Good Stuff

            By Noah the VA Drummer

            from Hampton,Va

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Explosive Attack
            • Focused Crash

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 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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              3.0

              Size matters...

              By Will

              from Seattle, Washington

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

              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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              4.0

              A flawless cymbal, but don't let it fall into the wrong hands

              By Daniel

              from Boston, Massachusetts

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

              A bright, powerful, and dominating crash cymbal, the a custom crash cymbal is almost untouchable. But heed my advice and make sure you know how to hit a cymbal. I had the bad luck of mine cracking too soon most likely because of incorrect striking on the cymbal. But other than that, this is your cymbal. Buy it. There will be no regrets.

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              4.0

              Best sounding cymbal I've ever used!.. But Brittle...

              By Alexander

              from CLackamas OR

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

              The Zildjian Custom A series is by far the most brilliant and beautiful sounding line of cymbals I've ever experienced, but the quality of the cymbal itself is lacking. I've gone through 3 of the 20" models in the past year and a half due to insesive cracking around the edges. Granted I play hard rock/metal, but this still shouldn't be an issue. The sound is there but the durability is not. If you are a harder player I would recommend trying the Sabian AAX-plosion Stage Crash series. Much thicker and durable. But as I said these truly are beautiful looking and performing cymbals if it fits your needs so please don't thyink this is a generalized review because it most certainly is not. I love these cymbals more than most others, but they just aren't quite right for me. I recommenced these highly to anyone who is looking at higher end cymbals if at least just to experience some brilliance!

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              5.0

              My Go-To Cymbals, Very Versatile

              By Ryan Monaghan

              from McPherson, KS

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

              I use 18" and 19" Zildjian A Custom crashes, and I love them. They have a really clean even tone that is bright, but solid. They compliment my 21" Zildjian Sweet Ride perfectly. I had considered some Sabian crashes, but I found them to be more gongy than I would have liked. The Zildjian A Customs just seem to be a bit more clear. I like fairly bright cymbals, so the A Customs are perfect for me. They are a bit thinner around the edge than some other crashes, but I've had mine for several years now and have never had any problems with cracking.

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              5.0

              brilliant cast bronze love.

              By ed

              from los angeles, ca

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal:

              I own a lot from this tonal family of cymbals. i've always loved the a custom range because they produce cymbal sounds that i have always dreamed a cymbal to sound like. in my bag lives a pair of 15" a custom mastersounds, 17 a cst crash, 18 a cst crash, 19 a cst medium crash, 20 a cst crash, 21 a cst rezo ride, and a 22 a cst medium ride; and i love every one of them and am extremely reluctant to play anything else because the tone i get from these cymbals is extremely universal and incredibly clean sounding. whether you're using hot rods, mallets, brushes, or just plain hickory, these cymbals always insist on sounding fantastic. i tried out a lot of other cymbals and couldn't find any one particular tonal family that could feel as comfortable with as i do with the a customs; dont get me wrong, i own some k's and k customs as well, but a customs are the universal go-to's for those gigs with a lot of variety in song genre- so bright, crisp, clean and well spoken, while not overbearing or too pronounced. save some scratch and buy these because they are, flat out, amazing.

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              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.

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