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Zildjian K Paper Thin Crashes | Cymbal Size Comparison with Kaz Rodriguezplay button

Zildjian K Paper Thin Crashes | Cymbal Size Comparison with Kaz Rodriguez

Zildjian K Paper Thin Crashes | Cymbal & Drum Kit Demo with Kaz Rodriguezplay button

Zildjian K Paper Thin Crashes | Cymbal & Drum Kit Demo with Kaz Rodriguez

Introducing Zildjian K Paper Thin Crash Cymbal Collectionplay button

Introducing Zildjian K Paper Thin Crash Cymbal Collection

K Paper Thin Soundlab Crash 18"play button

K Paper Thin Soundlab Crash 18"


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The Zildjian K Paper Thin cymbals are explosive, dark crashes with a big attack for even the most demanding players. Zildjian has been crafting musical instruments for over 400 years and has been the leader in high-quality cymbal innovation, making them one of the most trusted cymbal manufacturer for drummers worldwide. In the early 1950s, they began producing the Paper Thin cymbals, and now Zildjian has finally answered the requests of loyal customers to bring this weight class back. Now available in the legendary K Family, these crash cymbals come in 18", 19", 20", 21" and 22" for all of your Paper Thin needs.

Iconic Quality for Nuanced Playing

After reviewing cymbal trends of the past 70 years, Zildjian reimagined a main feature with these Paper Thins, the three-step hammering process, which is an essential part in giving these cymbals a lush, rich sonic character while providing a more versatile flexibility. Their extra-thin profile gives these crash cymbals a beautiful shimmer with a quick response and a resonant low end for maximum sustain. With a smooth feeling under-stick and a fast decay, the Paper Thins will make you want to play for hours.

Legendary Craftsmanship for Long-Lasting Durability

Despite how thin these cymbals are, they still have a substantial weight to them that helps to give a more full, rounded sound. Delivering a tight punch than blooming out to a vibrant high end with articulate bell sounds and a warm timbre, the musical possibilities of these crashes are endless. The K Paper Thin crash cymbals have a versatility that makes them excellent options for a wide variety of music genres, and with their resonant low end, shimmering bells and full sustain these are the perfect addition for any drummer.

Zildjian K Paper Thin Crash Cymbal 18 in.
Zildjian K Paper Thin Crash Cymbal 18 in.
Zildjian K Paper Thin Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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  • Strong and light
  • Dark crash and quick decay
  • Extra shimmer and low-end resonance
  • 18" through 22" sizes

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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.