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Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal  

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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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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.
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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.
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4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
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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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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.

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• 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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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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5.0

Deliciousness

By Thunderfoot

from N.W. Arkansas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash

Cons

    Best Uses

      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.

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      3.0

      Miss the old days when Zildjian was the best

      By drumgod

      from richmond va

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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      5.0

      Great sounding cymbal

      By Tripp

      from Elgin, Il

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

        I love this cymbal. I own the 19 in version and use it as my secondary crash along with a 17 in Zildjian Custom Hybrid. I like the combination of the two. The Custom Hybrid is brighter than the Custom Dark and when they are played together, they blend very well. Great cymbal and well worth the extra cost.

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        (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.

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        (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.

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        (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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        5.0

        Beautiful Crash Cymbals Improve With Age

        By Jeff

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

        I play to gospel and jazz on a regular basis. These K Custom Dark cymbals fit into the music well and provide a full, beautiful crash sound, with a bit of trashy edge. What I've discovered however is that these cymbals mellow a bit with age in a good way. The 17 is just flat out beautiful right from store, with a dark, mellow, smooth crash. The 16 inch crash has a more trashy sound initially, but after I'd been playing mine for about ten months, I suddenly realized one day that it had become more smooth, dark and mellow sounding - more like the quality of the 17. Now the two blend perfectly. I've continued to expand my setup to include the 15 inch - which is brighter and more trashy - and I plan to get the 18 inch, 14 inch, hats and splashes as soon as I can afford them. The ride is dark, with a fair amount of wash, and has an especially great crash sound as well, which is why I originally bought it. These cymbals go together well as a set and work great for medium volume settings. If you play to a lot of music with a jazz vibe, check out these cymbals - especially the 17, the 16 and the ride. You won't be disappointed! They really do sound increasingly beautiful with age!

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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.

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        (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.

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        5.0

        Great Cymbal

        By James Kirkland

        from Bristol, PA

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal:

        I have the 18" crash and absolutely love it. It is a very dynamic cymbal and is responsive. When you play it softly it has a nice dark swelling crash and it really opens up nicely with a brighter sound when you hit it harder. It sounds really great when played with mallets. It also has a really nice ride sound and bell.

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