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Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal  

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The versatile Zildjain ZBT Crash Ride delivers a cutting ride sound with good crash qualities. Not only is it a great all-purpose ride, but it delivers a wide range of cymbal sounds. Available in 18" ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The versatile Zildjain ZBT Crash Ride delivers a cutting ride sound with good crash qualities. Not only is it a great all-purpose ride, but it delivers a wide range of cymbal sounds. 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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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 Crash Ride Cymbal
 
3.5

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Zildjian ZBT Crash/Ride

I have had this cymbal for around 2 years, and has yet to crack. It has a very bright sound that lasts a very long time. It is very powerful, and can cut...Read complete review

I have had this cymbal for around 2 years, and has yet to crack. It has a very bright sound that lasts a very long time. It is very powerful, and can cut through the mix. Although this cymbal is a crash/ride, it does not sound very good as a ride. I use it as a second crash, when I want some extra power in my songs. Overall is a very durable, and powerful cymbal, but should not be used as a ride.

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Dissapointed

I'm a diehard Zildjian user thru and thru. My 1st drumset had old school ZBT's on it, they were thick, great sound, and good quality. I still use the high hats, ride...Read complete review

I'm a diehard Zildjian user thru and thru. My 1st drumset had old school ZBT's on it, they were thick, great sound, and good quality. I still use the high hats, ride and china. I recently bought 2 crash cymbals, a splash and a crash ride. The old crash ride I had lasted me for 4 years, as well as the near 10 years the prior owner had them. The new set I bought, I noticed the cymbal quality went way down, the cymbals are paper thin, and bend by hand very easily. Well needless to say the crash ride started severely cracking only after a month. I tried to continue to use it, but it got to the point where it sounded like hitting a wall. I will continue to use Zildjian cymbals, but now I will have to start buying the pricier models. Which was part of he plan anyways.

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1.0

Product is great. Service was not.

By Tom the annoyed drummer

from Old Bridge, Nj

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Need a new one every 2-4 years

Best Uses

  • pop punk

Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

I use it as my right handed crash and the cymbal to be hit in procession with bridges of songs to give a more epic part of the song.

 
4.0

Very Good

By Noah the VA Drummer

from Hampton,Va

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash
  • Swells Very Nicely

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School Bands

    Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

    The old drummer of my church left and took his cymbals and left some ZBTs. I use this as a ride not a crash except at outdoor events when I bring my own ride. Now in church, we do quite a bit of songs that I like to ride a crash lightly or go to town on this thing. I find myself coming back to this thing frequently during the set. It opens up so musically along with the keys and guitar. So if your looking for something, at an affordable price, that opens up super well during a chorus this is a great option. Now I'm not to fond of using this jamming by myself i liked an old zbt 20'' ride for that but i sold it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A very nice, affordable light ride.

    By Winged Wheel Watcher

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Has Subtlety
    • Nice Wash
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Pop/Blues
      • School Bands

      Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

      This is a surprisingly very good crash/ride. These newer ZBT's (with the more pronounced lathing and the "Fat letter" logo) are much better than previous ZBT's, and are an excellent value for the money. While you are certainly not going to confuse this cymbal for a K. Constantinople, it is a very good cymbal in its own right. I will say that this makes a better light ride than a crash. It can be really big crash if you need it to be, but it can be a little harsh if you really wack it. I like the lightness of the stick on this ride, and it is subtle enough that you can "dig" the stick into it without it sounding overbearing. I put three rivets in it, and it really has a very pleasing. sizzling sustain, that's not too bright. It is subtle enough to use as a light ride on a coffee house jazz gig where volume is a concern (imagine saying that for previous versions of ZBT's). I also use it on a few slower tunes in my rock band, and has just enough balance between stick and wash to make it a good "second ride" choice.

      Overall, this is a great value, and a nice sounding cymbal. It's darker than you would expect for a ZBT, and is really subtle, especially by ZBT standards. A few rivets will make this ride shine. This is an excellent, second or light ride choice, and can be a big (if not a little harsh) crash if you need some extra muscle. For the price, this is an excellent cymbal to add to your arsenal.

       
      1.0

      Dissapointed

      By Tony Sabotage

      from Nevada

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cracks Easily
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

          I'm a diehard Zildjian user thru and thru. My 1st drumset had old school ZBT's on it, they were thick, great sound, and good quality. I still use the high hats, ride and china. I recently bought 2 crash cymbals, a splash and a crash ride. The old crash ride I had lasted me for 4 years, as well as the near 10 years the prior owner had them. The new set I bought, I noticed the cymbal quality went way down, the cymbals are paper thin, and bend by hand very easily. Well needless to say the crash ride started severely cracking only after a month. I tried to continue to use it, but it got to the point where it sounded like hitting a wall. I will continue to use Zildjian cymbals, but now I will have to start buying the pricier models. Which was part of he plan anyways.

           
          2.0

          dont buy for a ride

          By janthony

          from Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

          I should have looked at more cymbals before buying this. I bought this for the price to use for the ride and am disappointed. I'm not going into details other then it sucks as a ride. It's a crash only. I ended up buying the K series 20" rude for a lot more money and love it.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst line of cymbals Zildjian has

          By Neil_Smoove

          from Des Moines, IA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Looks Nice

          Cons

          • Bell Is Bad
          • Doesn't Work Like A Ride
          • Overtones

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

            Got this cause I am now trying to have 3 crashes on my kit. Saw the cheaper price so I'm like, "Sweet! A 2 in 1 deal!" Not the case here folks. This cymbal may look like a beauty, but looks are also deceiving. As soon as I crashed during a test, it overtoned way too long, so classifying this cymbal as a crash is out. As a ride, all I hear is a bunch of buzzing noises. When I use a ride cymbal, I expect a rich sound that can sustain for some time, but this is just trash. Don't buy ZBT cymbals. Save for ZHT instead cause those are actually a lot better and still cheaper.

             
            2.0

            Not Great

            By drumbum

            from IN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Responsive

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

                If your used to higher end cymbals you will be very disappointed with this one. Just does not have a nice warm tone. Loud and annoying.

                 
                5.0

                Great Cymbal

                By Dedrick Parker

                from Jackson, MS

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

                This a good cymbal overall. However, if you are a rock or metal drummer, this cymbal is not for you. But for jazz, funk, gospel, even country western drummers, this is a very nice cymbal
                Great sounding crash and nice bell sound as well
                Definately worth the money in my opinion

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                God-like Cymbal

                By Austin S.

                from Tacoma Washington

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

                Ive had my 18" crash/ride for almost a year now, and it still sounds gorgeous. No dents or cracks. Just a few stick marks. I beat the living hell out of it too. I play in a screamo band and due to its versatility, it replaced 3 previous cymbals of mine. GET THIS CYMBAL! YOU WILL LOVE IT.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing ride

                By pat

                from Chicago, Illinois

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT Crash Ride Cymbal:

                I bought this ride almost 7 years ago on my first drum kit, and it was probably the best thing to happen to me since being born. It doesn't really work as a ride, but as a crash it will cut through just about any guitar riff. I have jsut broke it almost in half in the past 3 weeks, and for my style of playing, that is 5 to six times the life of my other cymbals. I highly recommend this for any drummer with a budget and an appetite.... FOR DESTRUCTION!

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