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Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash 18 in.

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Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Crash cymbal features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending o... Read More

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Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Crash cymbal features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending on where the cymbal is played for a musical "darkness with brilliance" combination. The inner half features the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride, while the outer half features the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing. The unlathed section helps control the wash and sustain, making it ideal for recording and live situations.

The relatively thin design of the crash results in a very responsive quality. It opens up quickly but still has the ability to project loudly and cut into dense mixes due to the unlathed bell.

"Maximum versatility is the main idea with the Hybrid series. I worked with Zildjian to design a line of cymbals where brilliance and darkness coexist. I think the sound we came up with sets the new standard for the 21st Century."--Akira Jimbo

Features
  • Developed with Akira Jimbo
  • Unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half
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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 Hybrid Crash
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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A Must Have

If you are a serious drummer/percussionist, then this is a must have! I have tested them in multiple playing situations from acoustic driven rock and country to blistering head banging metal and have...Read complete review

If you are a serious drummer/percussionist, then this is a must have! I have tested them in multiple playing situations from acoustic driven rock and country to blistering head banging metal and have yet to be disappointed. I also have the Hybrid splashes which are equally as fantastic. They go very well with other cymbals such a the A Customs and even Sabian's Paragons nonetheless! Of course the only gripe I have with the Hybrids is the heavy price tag but you get what you pay for. If you can afford even one of them I highly recommend them!

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K Custom hybrid crash

Okay so.... I tried this cymbal at GC, (they had the 17" and 19"). I played the 17" and it was really nice but I prefer...Read complete review

Okay so.... I tried this cymbal at GC, (they had the 17" and 19"). I played the 17" and it was really nice but I prefer 18" crashes. So I bought the 18" and I'm pleased with it; however it's a very dark crash so it's not good for crashing on it over and over. So if you're looking for a bright crash this IS NOT the crash for you. Amazing crash and very beautiful appearance (great quality as well) I'm definitely still going to use it as am offhand crash above the hi-hat, but will definitely buy an 18" A custom crash for a main crash instead.

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5.0

You get what you pay for.

By Rock Hardy

from SD

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • great tone
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • cost more

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    You get what you pay for. Bite the bullet and buy the best. This is it in my opinion.

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    3.0

    K Custom hybrid crash

    By Nathan

    from California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Explosive Attack
    • Pretty

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        Okay so.... I tried this cymbal at GC, (they had the 17" and 19"). I played the 17" and it was really nice but I prefer 18" crashes. So I bought the 18" and I'm pleased with it; however it's a very dark crash so it's not good for crashing on it over and over. So if you're looking for a bright crash this IS NOT the crash for you. Amazing crash and very beautiful appearance (great quality as well) I'm definitely still going to use it as am offhand crash above the hi-hat, but will definitely buy an 18" A custom crash for a main crash instead.

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        2.0

        Too dark

        By Josh Garcia

        from Friendswood Tx

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        I always enjoy trying new products so i was eager to hear how this one sounded. The look is quite modern and catches the eye. The two tone look of the cymbal and the originality of it are an awesome aesthetic touch. The cymbal has a very dark sound that I am not particularly fond of. It limits the cymbals versatility removing that sharp crisp sound that one craves. I returned my purchase the following morning.

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        5.0

        Jewel of my kit

        By Kenny

        from wendell, nc

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        No words can say how much I love this cymbal. It outshines any other cymbal in my kit. I like that you don't have to wail on it for it to project it has a very nice tone and decent wash. I first purchased an 18" about a month ago and fell in love immediately I loved it so much that I just ordered a 17" before I wrote this review, however I must warn heavy hitters it is very light and is not recommended for metal. Other than the high cost and light-weight it is well worth it!

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        5.0

        Fantastic Cymbals

        By Matt

        from Red Oak, TX

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        Out of all my cymbals this is my favorite crash. I have the 19" Hybrid Crash. It works well with different types of music. The cymbal is well made and what I like is the different sounds you can get from this cymbal from the combined finishes. You can even use the bell for a different ride sound that you can't get from most crashes. So far it has held up to the punishment without cracking or denting and I've owned it for over 3 years. I will eventually add more of the hybrid line to my setup. I highly recommend these cymbals. They are high priced but the result you get is well worth what you pay.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You'll never switch again...

        By andrew

        from kent, wa

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        We've been using the K hybrid 17" crash and 13" hats in pep and jazz band for over 2 years now, with the other crash being an 17" A cust. This crash is beyond words. Beautiful high-end attack with a washy decay, and it is so full-bodied and versatile you can use it for any, and i mean any style of music that exsists. It has held up incredibly to brutal and lifeless beating and I'm very tempted to pick up the 17" myself. And the like the description says...it cuts, but it doesn't just cut, it also maintains that beautiful tone, despite how hard you hit or what venue you're playing at. I'm very picky when it comes to drums, and I'm currently using an all Sabian set-up. After hearing this crash for the past couple years I can't resist spending a mere $275 on what could be the best crash anyone has heard.

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        5.0

        Best All-Around Crash Ever!!!

        By PearlReference7101

        from Kansas City, Missouri

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        I bought this cymbal used yesterday after I heard my friend's at a gig and loved the sound. What I love most about it is that it is dark and bright at the same time. It has amazing projection, due to the polished, unlathed bell; but is still thin enough to feel like a thin-crash cymbal when you hit it. If you have the money, I definitely recommend buying this cymbal.

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        5.0

        UNBELIEVABLE

        By Max

        from Providence, Rhode Island

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        The K Custom Hybrid Crash from Zildjian is one of the most versatile, explosive, and definitive crashes I have ever owned. I purchased the 17in. model and was overly pleased. I have been using it on gigs ever since I've bought it and not to mention, I have received countless compliments on this cymbal. I love it because of the washy sound it creates. It's not a generic crash, it's unique crash and is perfect live and in the studio. Lastly, it feels good to play and when you hit it, you thank god that Zildjian did humanity a huge favor. LOVE IT!

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Close... But Not Quite

        By TVTjoey

        from Orange, CA

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        K Custom Hybrid. All of the details given for these cymbals sound perfect, and for the price, what you get is a superb product. BUT if you trully want an unmatched dark yet brilliant cymbal, Paiste Signature Dark Energy is the best you can buy. Given you will pay a bit more for them, they are trully the most complex and versatile dark yet brilliant cymbal. PAISTE>Zildjian in all of their top lines. If you cant compare them right next to eachother in person, compare the sound samble on each website.

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        5.0

        Brilliance!

        By Jimboni(James)

        from Crownsville, MD

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash:

        Brilliance is what describes this particular cymbal! It gives of a great range for the music that I play! And it is all around amazing! If your looking for an amazing cymbal for studio of just jamming this is the perfect crash! Get it on your next pay check! Thank you Zildjian and Akira Jimbo! ...Jimboni

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