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Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal 18 in.

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The sound grooves and round hammer strikes in a simple circular pattern on the top surface of the Zildjian ZBT China Cymbals magnify the percussion sounds of the distinctive ZBT alloy. The ZBT China i... Read More

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The sound grooves and round hammer strikes in a simple circular pattern on the top surface of the Zildjian ZBT China Cymbals magnify the percussion sounds of the distinctive ZBT alloy. The ZBT China is fast, bright, and trashy-ideal for special accents and musical exclamation points. Bold and colorful with an explosive attack, fast decay, and plenty of volume to cut through the music, the Zildjian China cymbal is a superb all-purpose ride cymbal.

The bright, intense, high-pitched sound of the ZBT series cymbals cuts through the mix of other instruments. Sheet origin and precision lathing techniques create high-volume projection that speaks quickly and brightly with a rapid decay. Since ZBT cymbals are pressed and lathed from sheets of uniform, high-quality bronze alloy, they are remarkably consistent. The highly polished, brilliant finish looks fresh. Excellent, clean stick articulation with controlled overtones. ZBT-Plus cymbals take Zildjian Bronze Technology up a notch with advanced hammering and lathing, and enhanced sound for versatility, musicality, and professional performance.

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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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3.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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I've heard great things about this cymbal so I bought it. It's definitely a step up from the Agazarian one I had which cracked within 2 months of having it. Don't buy Agazarian stick...Read complete review

I've heard great things about this cymbal so I bought it. It's definitely a step up from the Agazarian one I had which cracked within 2 months of having it. Don't buy Agazarian stick with Zildjian!!!

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Good for thrash, but nothing else.

When I play a thrash song, like "Battery", it fits in great as an accent, but it does not work very well as a ride. Like it is implied in...Read complete review

When I play a thrash song, like "Battery", it fits in great as an accent, but it does not work very well as a ride. Like it is implied in the title, it isn't versatile whatsoever.

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2.0

Wuhan

By Colton Gehman

from Hot Springs, Sd

Get Wuhan chinas instead. Zildjians may be better in the top of the line cymbals, but if your looking for a really trashy and inexpensive china, go with Wuhan.

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4.0

Rrrriiiinnnnngg

By ELIJAH CARMER

from Southport IN

This china really packs a punch. If you are looking for metal or just even rock accents, this cymbal is it. It sounds also sounds great as mallet rolls for marching band music.

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5.0

Great!

By Richard Miller

from Niagara Falls, New York

I bought this cymbal about two weeks ago, and ive already fallen in love with it. The only downside to it, is its not as trashy as i expected. but still and overall great cymbal. especially for the price.

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2.0

Very Disapointed

By Tyler Oldenhoff

from Wisconsin Dells WI

Zildjian ZBT cymbals sound like you are banding on the tops of trash cans. i disapprove zildjian for my drum set, sabians, or meinl are alot better and they give you a wider sound range and don't ring for 10 minutes after u hit them like ZBTs do.

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4.0

great cymbal

By Chipp

from new hartford CT

i got the 16'' china and at first, i didnt like it.....it was too brilliant. then it got a crack in it and believe it or not, it sounds better. it now has the wanted trash while still having the brilliance. bottom line, THIS CYMBAL IS AMAZING

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2.0

Not what I hoped

By Kyle

from Arkansas

I got this chine just the other day and I put it on my set and hit it one time and was ready to take it back. I expected good things from this cbsl because I have a zbt set already and it's like it didn't even fit in with the crashes. So word of advice it can be that bad but it is cheap and flooded with overtones. So just wait and save the money and get maybe an A custom or a paiste rude china.

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2.0

You Get What You Pay For

By FIRSTFALLEN((shanebeverage)

from Boston. MA

So, once i really started getting into the style of music i play now. I decide i need a china, but was on a tight budget. Trusting in the "Zildjian" name. i Bought this china. It had a great trashy,dark yet bright sound i needed for "breakdowns". But i would not suggest this china. It lasted me all about 3 months. The thing is aboslutley scrap metal now. Not a TERRIBLE china but. I would suggest not buying this cymbal. If you can afford it, then i HIGHLY recommend the "zildjian oriental china trash" cymbal (18")

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4.0

Everything but the sound was perfect.

By Astonomicat

from Frisco, Texas

I love this cymbal, I just wish it was slightly more trashy with a little bit less ring to it. I'm starting to get use to the sound though. Everything else about it is great. The shape is helpful when compared to the wuhan because the curve it uses allows the player to hit it in just about any spot and get the same sound out of it. Since the bell is wider I can actually mount it on my stand without the cymbal hitting the screw thing on my stand. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because of the few problems I have with the sound, but overall it's great, especially for the price.

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3.0

not bad...

By morgan

from phoenix, az

For what it's worth this china doesn't sound bad. I have the 18" and it's gotten me through several gigs but it is way to high in pitch and just doesn't sound that good. I would really recommend getting a Wuhan china, for they are much better for a lower price, a Zildjian Oriental Trash, which is what I currently use and I love it, or a Sabian AAX china, which is also very trashy, if you can afford it

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5.0

Rides like a Champ

By Alex

from warwick, RI

i got the 18" the other day and it sounds amazing. the crash is *meh* pretty good, nothing very special but i love the sound of it when it is played as a ride with triplet double bass. i have it inverted on a boom stand tilted toward me just because i use it as a ride so much more than a crash. i would recommend a K china for a better crashing sound but you definitely want this on your kit.

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