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Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal 16 in.

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This special effects crash cymbal has a unique set of laser generated "cut outs" that allow it to produce a quick, dry, and trashy sound used for accenting and punctuating. The brilliant finish makes ... Click To Read More About This Product

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This special effects crash cymbal has a unique set of laser generated "cut outs" that allow it to produce a quick, dry, and trashy sound used for accenting and punctuating. The brilliant finish makes this "must have" shimmer like any A Custom.


Special effects crash
Weight: PT
Brilliant finish
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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
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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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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The Next Level!!!

By desmond

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal:

This is absolutely a must have for any genrea of music. I must say that Zildjian has really out done themselves by adding this to their variety. The efx produces a trashy, dry, shimmering sound which is great for accenting, not to mention the laser cut hole being very appealing. If I were you i would get this one right away. Definitly worth the money! I recommend 18 inch. The EFX is taking drumming to the next level!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Nice sound... while it last!

By Miguel Rojas

from Calexico

Comments about Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal:

This is a nice sounding cymbals (and looks cool too) it has a nice bright and dry sound and explodes reall fast and easy because is paper thin... but breaks very easy! it cracks in the laser cuts very easy even if you don't hit hard your cymbals... so if you're thinking in buying this buy the Pro Coverage Warranty

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


A Great Addition to Any Drum Set

By chuck flint

from Mustang, OK

Comments about Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal:

I've wanted one of these EFX cymbals for quite awhile, especially after seeing many top artists using this or the K Custom model. It provides excellent "wash" effects at high volumes, although even when played at mid volumes it sounds great. It also is a great crash in it's own right, but I really bought it for using it more as a loud ride/effects cymbal. It is a great compliment to my 16' Meinl crash and 10' Meinl splash. The finish is great, too.


ive always wanted this cymbal since I heard it at the store.

By B diddles

from Salt Lake City, Utah

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  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Responsive Feel
  • Trashy
  • Whispy


  • No low end thick crash

Best Uses

  • Auxiliary crash
  • Everything
  • Live
  • Main crash
  • Studio

Comments about Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal:

I only say the con because it's true. If you want a BIG DEEP LONG crash, this isn't the one. It's got tons of high end. But it's amazing, it's a addicting, I can't stop hitting it.


a good add to your kit

By thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal:

great job zildjian,this 14 " efx cymbal is just what i needed. Just enough trash ,sizzle,crash. The sound fits right in with my armand zildjians. Also a big plus , when used as a top HH cymbal you can get many cool sounds from it. My only problem with this cymbal is i keep wanting to hit it !!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Long Island New York


Explosive, Fast, Bright!!

By christopher

from littleton MA

Comments about Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal 20" inch is extremely fast and bright. its surprisingly durable as well. Not only does the cymbal look cool but it adds personality to your kit. Great for a left crash. i must say the K series efx crash has a dark overtone which is much better.

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