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Zildjian's innovative K Custom "over-hammering" technique applied to these very thin splashes creates warmer, darker cymbals that are even more responsive, versatile, and sophisticated than ever befor... Read More

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Zildjian's innovative K Custom "over-hammering" technique applied to these very thin splashes creates warmer, darker cymbals that are even more responsive, versatile, and sophisticated than ever before! The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.

Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey.

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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


My New Favorite

By Nick

from Overland Park, KS

I got this cymbal about a month ago and it is my favorite on my kit! It is perfect for just using it as a crash during a softer song where a subtle little splash of color is necessary. I have the 8" because anything bigger than that sounds like a small crash. Good look and happy buying!

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Very Dark, Warm, and Expressive Sound

By Zachary Solomon

from Virginia

I purchased the 8" K Custom Splash about 2 months ago and it is, hands down, one of my favorite cymbals on my kit. It provides superb, expressive sound. The Zildjian K Customs are known for their dark, warm, and expressive sound and this splash is exactly that. It is an extremely versatile cymbal and can be thrown in to almost any beat to give it a funky effect. As for durability I can only say for the 2 months I have owned it. I am a moderately hard hitter and so far there are no dents or cosmetic damages. I even dropped it on concrete on the way to a gig and it still hasn't dented or shown any signs of damage. This top-of-the-line Zildjian splash is a must get for any metal or rock drummer.

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mighty mini k custom dark crashes

By gregg morton

from buffalo,ny

these cymbals are simply beautiful! i have the 8" inverted on top of the 12". they both have that dark quality that the k's are known for--the 8" is like lightning & the 12" has a great dark splashy sound --great for accents.i use this combo in conjuction with my a custom splashes.check these out!

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By miikee90

from mexico

it's a really good splash, i try the 10" one and is very warm, explote very fast and the sustain is medium short, is perfect for an acoustic gig but i don't recommend for a strongest player

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Splash It!

By Gretscher2600

from Eastford, CT

Wow! Incredible! This is what was going through my head when I first struck the Zildjian K Custom Dark Splash, and this is what I thought ever since after. It has that perfect splash sound and it has a nice quick overtone that is darkish and really sizzly washy. I prefer the 10 inch but get which ever one you want. Buy it today! You'll love it!

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