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Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal 17 in.

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1273887990381   POS #:100201068
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The K Custom Dark China cymbal has a dry, dark sound. Immediate trashy attack with fast decay. K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $319.95
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The K Custom Dark China cymbal has a dry, dark sound. Immediate trashy attack with fast decay. K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.

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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
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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this with others!

By hd

from 666 fire avenue, hell

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

i hear alot of people saying these are jazz cymbals. i say no, i play thrash metal and these are the toughest cymbals around. i have the hats, three crashes two rides two chinas and a few splashes. only like two are zildjian a custom. mix em up a bit, they sound simply amazing. this china itself is loud, trashy and is an overall amazing buy. way better than zildjian oriental.

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A drummers best friend

By Matt

from Massachusetts

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

I saw this cymbal on the website when i was looking for a great china to complete my cymbal lineup, i have to say, i found everything i wanted in this china. I tried tons of cymbals, from Zildjian, Sabian, and Paiste. I ended up choosing between this 17" dark, the Z3 20", and the Sabian AAXtreme 19". I picked this one and i am so glad i did. It is my favorite and loudest cymbal, it has such a bright high pitched attack with a clean decay, it can be the punch of a metal breakdown, a nice accent, or just a change up instead of a crash. This is a light cymbal, but it can take abuse from hit after hit without even a scratch. No matter what type of music you play, this will make a great addition to your kit. It is an expensive cymbal, but it will be worth every penny.


Great china

By random drummer

from NY


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      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark China Cymbal:

      I spent a long time looking for a china, and thank goodness I waited til I found this. I was looking for something that was decently high pitched but without bright ringy overtones. If that is what you're looking for, this is the perfect china for you. It's got a great volume despite being only 17 inches (relatively small for a china), and in the month I've had it, it has held up great. Definitely recommend this for any punk drummer out there, or someone just looking for a great china.

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