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The Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal is fast, bright, and trashy -- ideal for special accents and musical exclamation points. A bold and colorful Zildjian cymbal with an explosive attack, fast decay, and ple... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal is fast, bright, and trashy -- ideal for special accents and musical exclamation points. A bold and colorful Zildjian cymbal with an explosive attack, fast decay, and plenty of volume to cut through the music. Available in 18" and 20".

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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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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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ZildjianZBT China Cymbal
 
3.5

(based on 71 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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4.0

Surprisingly decent

By mc17309

from Wausau, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    I got this cymbal used, dents and all. Sounds trashy (like a china should) and has a nice decay. If you buy it new, break it in before you judge it. It's good for funk, rock, or anything you play loud. Beware though, it'll eat up your sticks if you're a hard hitter.

     
    4.0

    16" ZBT CHina cymbal

    By Fed Ex #011

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Full Crash
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

    • Chips Easily

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Loud Needs A Little Tape
    • School Bands

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    Value priced, 16" cymbal needs a bit of tape,fast , loud, trash sound

     
    2.0

    Wuhan

    By Colton Gehman

    from Hot Springs, Sd

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Rrrriiiinnnnngg

    By ELIJAH CARMER

    from Southport IN

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    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.

     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Richard Miller

    from Niagara Falls, New York

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    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.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Very Disapointed

    By Tyler Oldenhoff

    from Wisconsin Dells WI

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    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.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    china

    By i dont have a name-P75vU

    from cant remember

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    this china is pretty good for the price.a wuhan might be better but this is still good.i have the 16 inch.i dont like the ring but a bit of tape will fix that.also its very trashy so if you dont like that sound i dont recomend it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    18

    By Chunchunchun

    from Gloucestershire, UK

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    I've never owned one of these, but I've both used and heard the 18" and 16" both live and in the studio, and heard other people using them. The 18" produces a sound I only describe as "KRANG", with an irritatingly long sustain (and I like a longer china sustain than most). It gets no better out front in a band, even in the full mix it doesn't lose any of the horrible overtones. The 16" on the other hand might just be the best value for money china around (considering Wuhans often break easily). It's a lot trashier and quicker than the 18", and really does sound fantastic in the full mix. It's still a bit more gong than trash, but that's to expected with a B8 cymbal. If money is tight for a china, the 16" is certainly a great option. If you have the money I'd go for something a bit more high end like an Avedis china high though, which have more trash and durability as well.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not as bad as you've read

    By InProgress

    from Middle Georgia

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    After reading all of the reviews, I'm astounded at all the negative feedback.When I first got this cymbal, I wasn't very fond of it, but after it broke in, the sound grew on me. I didn't like it much for breakdowns, but the rest of my band adores the sound. I use it more for accents then anything. Its loud, and has a long ring to it, but if your not at the set, you can't hear the long ring. It's got a bright attack and is very loud, but I s'pose thats okay if you play your music loud, right? As for the resonance, it adds a nice, unique sound different from other china

     
    4.0

    Okay..

    By McCdrumz

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT China Cymbal:

    It has a nice trashy sound (especially once you break it in) if you like that. My experience with breaking 3 zbts (all crashes), made me surprised when this outlasted the crashes. I still have it now. If you can, stay away from zbt, but the sound is actually okay... wish it had less ring to it though. Not bad for the price

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