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Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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The Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal is powerfully explosive, producing forceful, bold crashes in any loud performance environment. Z3 Rock Crash Cymbals have huge power potential yet still remain extrem... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal is powerfully explosive, producing forceful, bold crashes in any loud performance environment. Z3 Rock Crash Cymbals have huge power potential yet still remain extremely musical. They have an extra large bell for extra power and projection.

Zildjian's Z3 Cymbal Series achieves a new level of power and clarity with rock cymbals that retain an abundance of sensitivity and response. Using a design that can only be achieved with Zildjian's state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, the exciting Z3 cymbals are among the most musical and powerful rock cymbals ever produced.

The Zildjian Z3 cymbals' unique lathing process creates a more pronounced tonal groove design for great projection and power. A one-of-a-kind computer hammering process creates a special symmetrical hammering pattern.

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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
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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ZildjianZ3 Rock Crash Cymbal

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(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)



By Jhnnyc

from ny ny

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal:

cymbal sounded really good . did not however hold up .after only 3 gigs ,huge crack . and not by the edge .in the mmiddle between edge and bell .

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Crash, very durable

By JonTheDrummer

from Montana

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal:

This is a great crash. It is very lould and hold up well. I have used it for many months and no cracks, dents, or keyholing. The bell sounds great as well. I have the 16" and look foward to buying the 17 as well. I got it with the Z3 rock ride and they compliment eachother very well. If you play heavy music this is a great cymbal, great for death metal and hard rock. The only downside is a ring after the hit but it is impossible to hear when playing a beat (even a slow one). I highly recomend this cymbal as well the the Z3 Rock ride. And the whole Z3 series has a brilliant finish so they shine really bright!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By Matt

from Worcester, MA

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 17" rock crash to provide a heavier sounding option then my A custom crashes and i was more then pleased with it. It is deffinately a great option for heavy metal or rock, the cymbal itself is more dense and heavier then a customs and is also louder, it has held up great with my heavy hitting, i'd highly recomend this crash and i look foward to getting more from the Z3 series


Great Sounding, Heavy & Loud

By Dan D

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 18" Rock Crash a few weeks ago. It sounds fantastic. Very bright and the loudest cymbal I've ever heard. You need to work to hit this one to get a sound out of it, heavier sticks are probably more helpful (I have 5B Oak.) Not sure about the durability yet but I think it'll hold up a long time. Cuts through anything really. Just go to Zildjian's site and listen to the sound sample, sounds exactly like it. Has a killer bell to, better then my 20" A Custom Medium Ride bell.


Cracked fast.

By Jonathan McCann

from Puyallup, WA

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Rock Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 16" which sounded pretty good. I was pretty happy with it, but then it cracked in the middle of the cymbal in 3 directions after like 4-5 band practices. I HARDLY EVEN GOT TO GIG WITH IT. What the heck Zildjian?

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