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Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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The Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal is a splendid fast crash with a bright, high-pitched tone. It's not only a great all-purpose ride, it can serve as an explosive crash for beginning drummers. Available in... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal is a splendid fast crash with a bright, high-pitched tone. It's not only a great all-purpose ride, it can serve as an explosive crash for beginning drummers. Available in 14", 16" and 18" sizes.

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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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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 Crash Cymbal
 
3.9

(based on 280 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (7)
  • Focused crash (6)
  • Responsive feel (6)
  • Explosive attack (4)
  • Full crash (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Cymbal

I Own the 16 inch and the 18 inch. Very great Cymbals. Looks great, sounds great, and it last long. I have them for about 2 years now, and i have been...Read complete review

I Own the 16 inch and the 18 inch. Very great Cymbals. Looks great, sounds great, and it last long. I have them for about 2 years now, and i have been playing alot of shows. Great for advanced players!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good and Bad

I got the 14'' and 16'' plus a ZBT 18'' ride in a cymbal pack back in 2007 and played them as I learned more about drumming up until this year when...Read complete review

I got the 14'' and 16'' plus a ZBT 18'' ride in a cymbal pack back in 2007 and played them as I learned more about drumming up until this year when the 14'' finally cracked.

Now, I had played these for fives years while growing as a drummer, also developing a style and playing in bands. These days, I hit A LOT harder than I used to and that is probably a good reason for the crack. My first 14'' cracked in early this year and I order another from Musicians Friend a few months back and I already have a crack in it.

As far as sound goes, I love it. It works perfectly for what I like to play. I usually use it as a sort of crash ride, playing on it during chorus'. Typical in a rock/metal song. It works really well with that for me.

But if you a hard hitter like I am, it becomes a problem when it cracks often.

It's not durable but it sounds great. It's hard to choose. All in all, I'd probably recommend it but I plan on trying to find a new option when I'm through with it.

Also I should mention, my 16'' is not played as often as my 14'' and it is doing fine and has been for 5 years.

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5.0

Good Product!

By Max

from Whitesburg, Kentucky

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

    Good sound!

     
    5.0

    Good Cymbal for the Price

    By Autumn

    from Kansas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

      I had another 14" ZBT crash I got back in 2009 in my first cymbal pack, it actually sounded really good and I continued to be impressed by it for 7 years until it finally cracked. I bought a new one to replace it because it's inexpensive and I really liked my original. The new one isn't as full of a crash but I would still recommend this line of cymbals for beginners or drummers on a budget. Very good for the price range :)

       
      5.0

      Great Price, Great Bang!

      By Don Rue

      from Seoul Korea

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

        Love it and good price

         
        5.0

        Excellent cymbal for the price

        By N/A

        from Bozeman, Montana

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

            I've purchased an entire set of ZBT's,(14,16 & 18in)and have a set of 14 in HH as well. I love the sound that they all project. Excellent quality, at a great price!!!

             
            2.0

            Not as Good as Previous Iterations

            By Mr. Jones

            from Georgia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flat Sound

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                I bought a Yamaha set with an older ZBT crash of the same size. It had a nice sound, but was cracked and Iwanted a replacement.
                This is not living up to the old standard. My old cracked symbol sounds better than this, even though this has more sustain. It's got an ugly low overtone that sounds like a small gong. Not cool. Zildjian has modified the alloy for these cymbals and it does not improve them.

                 
                5.0

                Best crash to date

                By drummerboy

                from Lacey, NJ

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Cant think of anything

                Best Uses

                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                It is a realy good crash to use for anything. Personally I use it as a crash to ride on and to accent my grooves.

                 
                2.0

                Don't Know What This Is Good For

                By AGT1

                from Bristow, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    I bought this to replace a 16 inch Wuhan that had served me very well but finally cracked after 10+ years of garage band use. The Wuhan, believe it or not, was much brighter and much more responsive. Don't be fooled because it's a "Zildjian". I'm returning it today. Even the cheap Zildjian Amir 16" I've had for 10 years sounds remarkably better than this thing.

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't Waste Your Time!!!

                    By TJ

                    from Aurora, IL

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                    Not worth it. At all. If you're serious, or think you're serious about drumming, spend a little extra and get a nice A Series crash. In the end, it will end up saving you money because you'll have to replace the ZBT's every 3 months or so.

                     
                    5.0

                    Buy it!

                    By schoppkeeper

                    from Traverse City, MI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Sparkle
                    • Sustain

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Live
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                      I bought this ride to accompany my ZHT set. Have not looked back yet.

                       
                      5.0

                      awesome look, awesome sound

                      By candi

                      from hazard, ky

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Bright Sound
                      • Full Crash

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Church

                      Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Cymbal:

                      I purchased these for our church and they sound awesome, although being a novice, I will also be purchasing a smaller size, but the quality and sound is heavenly

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