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The Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal 20" is a revolutionary instrument for drummers seeking a sophisticated yet versatile sound. The A Custom Crash utilizes radical rotary hammering techniques and a thin weight to produce crisp, sweet tones with dark overtones. Its large size provides ample crash power and sustain. Developed with legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the A Custom Crash has a natural, full-bodied sound that cuts through mixes. The brilliant finish gives an eye-catching gleam under stage lights.

Rotary Hammering Releases Musical Complexity

The A Custom Crash's radical rotary hammering method manipulates the bronze material to optimize tonal qualities. Hammering thins hardens the cymbal in strategic areas, enabling a wider range of overtones and a musical crash with shimmering highs and a throaty low end. The result is a sophisticated sound with dark, complex overtones that lingers.

Thin Weight Provides Immediate Response

Weighing in at a thin gauge, the A Custom delivers an immediate crash response with a fast build-up and decay. The thin bronze material is highly sensitive and reactive, allowing drummers to achieve crashing effects based on playing technique. From swift crashes to drawn-out splashes, the A Custom Crash readily produces the sound drummers want.

Brilliant Finish Radiates Under Lights

The brilliant finish gives the A Custom Crash a lustrous gleam that dazzles on stage. When under spotlights, the cymbal radiates and shimmers, complementing its sophisticated sound. The brilliant finish also helps produce crisp, articulate tones from the cymbal.

Versatile Enough for Any Genre

With its balanced, full-bodied sound and musical complexity, the A Custom Crash works well in any genre from rock to jazz to electronic music. Drummers can achieve a range of sounds with varied striking techniques and implement the crash creatively within drum parts. Available at Guitar Center, the A Custom Crash truly delivers versatility and inspiration.

Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal 19 in.
Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal 19 in.

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  • Natural and bright
  • Great overtones
  • Modern, sophisticated sound

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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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