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Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal

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This medium-thin Zildjian Crash Cymbal delivers a tone that's natural, bright, not too high, and not too low. It speaks very quickly with beautiful, warm undertones! Zildjian's exclusive new rotary ha... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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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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This medium-thin Zildjian Crash Cymbal delivers a tone that's natural, bright, not too high, and not too low. It speaks very quickly with beautiful, warm undertones! Zildjian's exclusive new rotary hammering techniques and special thin weights create a sophisticated sound quality reminiscent of cymbals from the forties and fifties.

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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 Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Zildjian A Series Medium Thin Crash!!!

I got this cymbal about 4 years ago.(16 inch) I loved it since the first time I hit it. I also have 2 Z Customs cymbals which are really good for rock...Read complete review

I got this cymbal about 4 years ago.(16 inch) I loved it since the first time I hit it. I also have 2 Z Customs cymbals which are really good for rock and metal, but this cymbal is proably my favorite out of the 8 cymbals that I have. When I don't feel like beating my Z Customs,I go to this cymbal. It is perfect for loud music and more alternative. It's not to overpowering, but not to soft. Witha warm sound to it. Like I said I've had this cymbal for about 4 years and it doesn't have one crack in it. The value is a great price!! And you could use it for any style of music. My favorite cymbal I've hit is this one!! I definatley recommened this cymbal!!!! You won't be dissapointed.

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Good cymbal to a certain extent

This cymbal looks and sounds great, but loses it's quality after time. In a year or so of using it it gets dirty (obviously) but it loses its quality sound, and inherits...Read complete review

This cymbal looks and sounds great, but loses it's quality after time. In a year or so of using it it gets dirty (obviously) but it loses its quality sound, and inherits a really gritty, trashy sound that makes a terrible ringing sound, and is very annoying.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zildjian A Series Medium Thin Crash!!!

By Robert

from Virginia

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

I got this cymbal about 4 years ago.(16 inch) I loved it since the first time I hit it. I also have 2 Z Customs cymbals which are really good for rock and metal, but this cymbal is proably my favorite out of the 8 cymbals that I have. When I don't feel like beating my Z Customs,I go to this cymbal. It is perfect for loud music and more alternative. It's not to overpowering, but not to soft. Witha warm sound to it. Like I said I've had this cymbal for about 4 years and it doesn't have one crack in it. The value is a great price!! And you could use it for any style of music. My favorite cymbal I've hit is this one!! I definatley recommened this cymbal!!!! You won't be dissapointed.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Cymbal and budget friendly

By Josh

from Altamonte Springs, FL

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is absolutely amazing! I own a 17�ۡ�ݕ�_, and I recommend it for anyone looking for a bright, and loud cymbal with a killer sustain. I hit this cymbal once, go on a huge roll, and when I come back to hit it at the end of the roll it�ۡ���s still ringing from the original hit. It�ۡ���s extremely loud and it fills up any room that you need it to. GET THIS CYMBAL!!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Warm Crash!!

By fivesixonesk8er

from Palm City, FL

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

This Crash is great for a nice long-sounding cymbal. It has a nice warm sound to it and rings out for a good amount of time. I own the 17" and have had it for about a year now. I have only got Complements on how Great they sound live and on recordings. I would reccomend this cymbal to any drummer!!

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

zildgjian has done it again...

By ummmm, yeah.....

from a house

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

I've been playing drums for about 5 years now and zildjian has never failed to hit a note with me. These awsome "A zildjian" meduim thin crashes have been no exception. i own a 16 inch and a 17 inch. They are more on the dark side with just the right amount of sustain, a glassy attack and realy nice shimmer that complement it's punchiness. There full of tonal color to complement any style of music, though i would recommend them for orleans jazz, classic rock or anything on the faster side. These cymbals tend to have a very complex feel and sound great ontop of a deeper more resonent drumset. I got a great deal on a used 16 inch and a new 17 inch. Originally there around 170 dollars, extremely cheap for what these beauties are worth. If your a little tight on cash but want cymbals with amazing value be sure to check these out!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

zildjian's amazing medium thin crash

By ofcermex_Mario

from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

I got this 18" crash march 20, 2007 and I am so happy i got it...I mean there's no words to describe this cymbal it is so loud, but in a good way!!! its so beautuful, perfect sound... this is one of the main cymbals you should have on you drum set and if want a medium thin crash, please get the AVEDIS.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sounding crash

By drummerman4321

from Oxford, OH

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

This crash is great, it mixes perfectly with my avedis 16" fast crash. It has a quick reaction to the hit and nice mellow decay. I use it for a crash, ride, just about anything sometimes. I just bought this yesterday and i love it already. I play many styles of music and this cymbal can match any style.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A series medium thin crash

By joey

from new york city, new york

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

this crash is an awesome crash that i use in my band all the time. i mean this cymbal kicks. it can thrash, crash and still sound awesome. This cymbal would not be a good starter cymbal. you should wait to get this bad boy. works great with double bass grooves and beats. i love this cymbal not because of the brand or how it looks. i like it because it purely sounds great.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great cymbal

By JT

from Missouri City, TX

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

I have the 19" and it is a really LOUD cymbal. It sounds exactly what a good cymbal should sound like. It's warm and full of sustain. It's not too high-pitched or too low in tone. It's great for rock.

 
5.0

Extremely satisfying Cymbal

By Ashton Moore

from Dallas TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel
  • Warm tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live shows
    • Studio sessions

    Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

    As an experienced young drummer I play out a lot with multiple bands, and I was in dire need of a solid cymbal perfect for ALL types of music. Found this one day and the minute I heard it's silky smooth warm tone, I knew this was the one. Hoping to eventually get an 18" to match my current 16"! If you are a drummer of many trades looking for a satisfying, versatile, and beautiful all around crash, this is your Cymbal!!!!!

     
    5.0

    Most versatile cymbal I've ever heard

    By Scott

    from Bells, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I was told by another drummer that I admire that this is the one cymbal every drummer should have.... and he was right. It's bright, shimmery and versatile. Perfect for what I need!

        I'm a former drummer who didn't play for a long time and just picked up the sticks again about 15 months ago, and have been on a long search to find the perfect crash cymbal. In my humble opinion, this... is.... it!

        Great cymbal!

         
        5.0

        Very versatile crashes, especially for the money!

        By Chris

        from Northridge, California

        Site Member

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I used to own an 18" ZHT Medium Thin crash, and I was thinking "new crash will be the 18" K Dark Med. Thin crash," but then I heard this! I heard the 18" version of this crash and I thought, this sounds awesome, the one I bought is a bit on the thinner side so it's a bit washy-er and a tad darker as well, and at the time, I was rocking a 3 cymbal set up(crash, ride, hi hats,) so as a primary crash, it works fantastically! This cymbal is normally on the brighter side, because it's an Avedis cymbal, but since it's medium thin, if you try out a few, you can sort of weed out the ones that are either too bright or too dark for your taste, and find the perfect one for that matches the sound you want... And plus the sizes for these go up to 20" so try other sizes too! When I recently branched out to a 4 cymbal set up(adding another crash,) I went and bought the 17" version, and after trying a few out that they had at the store, I found the perfect extra crash to go with the 18" one I had! Overall, amazing crash(es) for the money in my experience!

         
        5.0

        Very versatile crashes, especially for the money!

        By Chris

        from Northridge, California

        Site Member

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I used to own an 18"" ZHT Medium Thin crash, and I was thinking ""new crash will be the 18"" K Dark Med. Thin crash,"" but then I heard this! I heard the 18"" version of this crash and I thought, this sounds awesome, the one I bought is a bit on the thinner side so it's a bit washy-er and a tad darker as well, and at the time, I was rocking a 3 cymbal set up(crash, ride, hi hats,) so as a primary crash, it works fantastically! This cymbal is normally on the brighter side, because it's an Avedis cymbal, but since it's medium thin, if you try out a few, you can sort of weed out the ones that are either too bright or too dark for your taste, and find the perfect one for that matches the sound you want... And plus the sizes for these go up to 20"" so try other sizes too! When I recently branched out to a 4 cymbal set up(adding another crash,) I went and bought the 17"" version, and after trying a few out that they had at the store, I found the perfect extra crash to go with the 18"" one I had! Overall, amazing crash(es) for the money in my experience!

         
        5.0

        these crashes rock

        By Falk219

        from Sullivan, WI

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I own a 16 and a 17 inch version of this cymbal and I would not trade them for crashes that are worth twice as much. These cymbals have a great dynamic rance and musicality. The value for the price is amazing.

         
        5.0

        Great all-around crash

        By zimbop

        from Southwest

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I have two Avedis Medium-Thin crashes in 16 and 18. They have a wide tonal range in the lower region. They have less highs than my paiste signatures, so I find them nice for situations where you don't want that shrill quality, rather a wide ranged musical tonality. Plenty of punch for louder players yet subtle enough for quieter playing as well. One great thing about the 18 is that it has a spectacular bell--better than my ride cymbal (Avedis Ping Ride). When I need a nice full-bodied clear and cutting bell sound I go for this 18 medium thin crash. The 16 and 18 that I have are nicely matched for each other. My favorite accent for these two is the Avedis 10" Splash. These are a great option for the softer to medium loud player, but still have enough power to please the heavy hitters.

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good cymbal to a certain extent

        By Jack

        from Lyman, Maine

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        This cymbal looks and sounds great, but loses it's quality after time. In a year or so of using it it gets dirty (obviously) but it loses its quality sound, and inherits a really gritty, trashy sound that makes a terrible ringing sound, and is very annoying.

         
        5.0

        I had to find out

        By Chip

        from Delaware

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I went out to see a band I heard about the other night. The drummer, held his own for the music they we're playing, but this one cymbal cought my attention every time hit it. It sounded great! Hard, soft, quick choke, It didn't matter what he played on it, it cut through the room and cought my ear. It fit the classic rock format they were playing and made me want to know what kind of cymbal he was hitting. This was it 17in. med thin, Zildjian A series. I'm on here looking at prices right now because it is a must have add on, to the seven other cymbals I'm playing with now. In fact I may replace one, of the other ones, with it.

         
        5.0

        Avedis Zildjian is a timeless, beautiful piece of metal

        By Anthony Rodebaugh

        from Lansing, MI

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I've played and owned several of Zildjian's lines, owned Paiste, played SABIAN...Each time I go away from the Avedis, I come right back. The wealth of tonal colors, undertones, overtones, and warmth these cymbals provide are, in my opinion, the most applicable to any field of music. I've used them for many recording and live applications, and they have never failed me. I own a 17" medium thin crash, 22" medium ride, 16" china low, 14" new beat hats, 8" & 10" splashes. Looking for a 19" to complete my set. Bottom line, it doesn't get any better for my money. Also, the older they get, the warmer they sound. Age = beauty in cymbals. If you haven't tried them, check out the Avedis line. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        amazing

        By sebastian

        from pekin illinois

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I have upgraded from my original splash to the Zildjian A- series medium thin 18'' crash and it is amazing the bell sounds sooooo goood all in all a great cymbal

         
        5.0

        Great cymbal

        By Josue Valles

        from El Paso, TX

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        I bought it cuz I needed a new crash for my drumset in church. Ordered the 16" cymbal and got it within 5 days. Nice sound. A must for any drumset. Save up and get the Avedis or the A custom cymbals by zildjian...you wont be disapointed. great sound!

         
        5.0

        Sounds great!

        By Craig Edwrads

        from Austin, Texas

        Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium-Thin Crash Cymbal:

        Zildjian is, without question, the absolute best cymbal company to date, and this is just another example of what tthey can do. I own an 18" and it has a deep, slightly bright, shimmer to it. Sounds great and isn't ungodly expensive, get it if you want great sound without spending your life savings.

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