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Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal 16 in.

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The K Custom Dark is a unique crash with dry, trashy overtones. Fast response with very quick decay. Speaks quickly, then dies. Very dark and full-bodied.

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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.
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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.
  • 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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The K Custom Dark is a unique crash with dry, trashy overtones. Fast response with very quick decay. Speaks quickly, then dies. Very dark and full-bodied.

Setting the standard for modern cymbal design, K Customs generate more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.

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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
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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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ZildjianK Custom Dark Crash Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (12)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Crash

Quick decay, fast response, good for any application. Just wish they were a little cheaper, but I guess you have to pay for quality.

Quick decay, fast response, good for any application. Just wish they were a little cheaper, but I guess you have to pay for quality.

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Miss the old days when Zildjian was the best

i bought the K line in 1991 and the 16 inch lasted 25 years. These newer cymbals don't weigh as much as the old ones and seem to have lost volume and projection. Everything...Read complete review

i bought the K line in 1991 and the 16 inch lasted 25 years. These newer cymbals don't weigh as much as the old ones and seem to have lost volume and projection. Everything costs more and cheaper quality. Disappointed with Zildjian quality and customer service these days. I've got 9 Zildjians I use and been using Zildjian for 35 years. No more free advertising buying clothing and wearing it around. Good luck, ur gonna need it.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Crash

By LaRon Atkins

from Saint Louis, Missouri

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

Quick decay, fast response, good for any application. Just wish they were a little cheaper, but I guess you have to pay for quality.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The first "trashy" crash

By davydrummer

from Brooklyn,NY

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

I own a 17" inch K. Custom Dark Crash and the grade of the cymbal is very good. This crash features a nice "trashy overtone crash it sounds good in jazz music and gospel.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent cymbal

By Robert Pina

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

Having not bought a cymbal in over 15 years (!) I decided to check out the reviews, to narrow down my search. Reviews on this cymbal were very consistent, went down to my local (Westwood,CA) GC and found one. My man Adam put it on a set for me, and MAN!!!This cymbal is the bomb. You won't be disappointed. Great stick response, minmal overtones, big splash with a quick fade - that's the way I like it, perfect for my purposes anyway. Worth the bucks man, well worth the bucks. Zildjian, yes.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal sounds great...I have the 15" version. It produces a splash like sound with a dark overtone. I didn't give it a perfect score only because it's so thin...It's ideal for low to medium volume set ups. I wouldn't recommend it to people who hit hard.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Tones

By Steve Hargett

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

I recently purchased the 16" K Custom Dark Crash by mail. It has a nice full crash sound with fast response. I would call it a high pitched crash with nice low undertones. On mine, the edge is rough...more than my other cymbals. I'm not sure if this edge type is by design, but I hit on the edges a lot and I imagine it will eat up my sticks a little quicker. Since the bell is small, there is not much contrast when striking the bell compared to the center area. The small bell is not a problem for me ...just something to consider if you're buying a new cymbal. I am very happy with the sound and would buy this cymbal again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Crash

By Dave Pro

from Brooklyn

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

You can't go wrong with these cymbals they sound very beautiful warm dark and trashy overtones. I own a 17 inch and they sound awesome works very well with a customs they are like two brothers a great combination. Very dark when played soft and very cutting when played hard.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Deliciousness

By Thunderfoot

from N.W. Arkansas

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      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      Five stars says a lot, here's the rest of the story. Mine is a 17". A real thoroughbred. Explosive, rich and full bodied. Not very bright with medium sustain. I also have a 16" K Custom Fast which is even richer and of course it dies quicker. I also have an "A" custom and a Sabian Vault "V" crash. Like them, use them, but without ANY reservation, the "K" Customs are my favorites. They possess a purity that distinguishes them. They are ROYALTY.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Miss the old days when Zildjian was the best

      By drumgod

      from richmond va

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      Comments about K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      i bought the K line in 1991 and the 16 inch lasted 25 years. These newer cymbals don't weigh as much as the old ones and seem to have lost volume and projection. Everything costs more and cheaper quality. Disappointed with Zildjian quality and customer service these days. I've got 9 Zildjians I use and been using Zildjian for 35 years. No more free advertising buying clothing and wearing it around. Good luck, ur gonna need it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Deepest Crash I've Played

      By Andrew

      from Plato, MN

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I purchased the 17" Custom Dark Crash and it is the deepest crash cymbal I've played. Incredible tone! The cymbal rises beautifully and falls quickly. The diversity of the cymbal is amazing, as it sounds good for jazz, straight rock, and even a big band feel.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Cymbal I've Played

      By Jacob K

      from Menomonee Falls Wisconsin

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I've been drumming for years and have played dozens on different sets and close to every dark crash on the market. I bought the 18 inch version, but if you weren't looking at it, you'd think I was playing something much bigger, like a 20 inch Paiste alpha metal cymbal. I play in different bands with different genres and it sounds perfect for any kind of music. I disagree with a previous review saying not for hard hitters. I play in a five finger death punch/slipknot cover band and play very hard. I also had a 2 year warranty purchased for the cymbal back when I got it because I have cracked or broken cymbals in the past and after over a year, nothing more than hit marks on the sides of the cymbal and a few line-marks going up the cymbal, but as i play it more and more, the sound becomes more full and distinct. It's also very versatile, I've rode on it, crashed, and not mention it has a very 'mystical' sounding bell you don't get on any other cymbal. On my stage set i use it with zildjian ZHT 15 and 17 cymbals which have a much brighter sound and the variation is great. The price is pretty high, but if you need a reliable, dark, full sounding cymbal, this is top of the line and works perfectly as a main crash in any type of drum kit

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