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Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal - 16 Inch


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16-Inch
  • Natural, brigh, not too high not too low Beautiful warm undertones
  • Speaks very quickly
  • Copper Tin ratio of 80/20
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Product Details

Size Name: 16-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 1.5 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002D04Z6
  • Item model number: A CUSTOM CRASH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,819 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Size: 16-Inch

This 16-inch A Custom Series Crash is love at first strike. Its sound is natural and bright; not too high, not too low. Speaks very quickly and with beautiful warm undertones, perfect for modern music.

A perfect crash for modern music. Click to enlarge.

Fine-patterned narrow symmetrical grooves for just enough stiffness, and modern rotary hammering for thinner-weight cymbals.

A Customs are not too dark, not too bright--just right for modern music.

Zildjian A Customs--A Refined Classic Sound
It's tough to top the unmistakable and reliable sound of A Zildjians for almost any playing situation, but the award-winning A Customs are an irresistible alternative. Developed with the assistance of drumming icon Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs utilize radical rotary hammering techniques, thin to medium weights and a striking Brilliant finish for a crisp, sweet, sophisticated A Zildjian sound. Not too dark, not too bright--cymbals that are just right for modern music.

  • Alloy: Zildjian Cast Bronze: 80% Copper, 20% Tin, Traces of Silver.
  • Hammering: Radically modern rotary hammering for thinner weight cymbals.
  • Lathing: Fine pattern of narrow symmetrical grooves that create just enough stiffness.
  • Finish: All Brilliant Finish.
  • Sound: A bright, responsive, melodic and more refined take on traditional A Zildjian sounds.

Zildjian Cast Bronze Cymbals
Cast Bronze cymbals are individually poured and cast from raw molten metal. Each casting is cooled and sorted by weight for each cymbal model, then the castings are put through a complex sequence of heating, rolling, shaping, hammering, and lathing techniques unique to each cymbal range.

Cast Bronze cymbals have a rich, full-bodied sound that improves with age, and have greater projection, clarity and durability than any other cymbals. Zildjian cast cymbals are made from the Zildjian secret alloy, which is comprised of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver.

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16-inch Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal



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Super glad I got these rather than the Ks.
Neil Smoove
This cymbal is very nice - has a very interesting crash sound and decay.
Mike Curl aka RedonKiLaus
I like the A CUSTOM series from Zildjian, but this one is very special.
Bernardo L. Falcon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Charbel SLM on November 3, 2010
Size Name: 17-Inch Verified Purchase
I had to buy my cymbal upgrade (from Sabian AA to Zildjian) about 3 months ago online cz I was overseas and couldn't try cymbals out in person. So I was relying on the youtube videos for audio samples. Unfortunately, and based on what I heard and liked online, I purchased an 18" Zildjian K custom Dark Crash so I can have some sort of "variation" ,if you will, with my 15" A Custom Crash and K ride and Hi hat. But I was wrong (way too dark).

I sold it and got myself this baby right here.

As a drummer, I'd hate it if my cymbals were too loud (in the studio and on stage). And this was one major reason for switching to Zildjians.

Definitely way better than K custom and K Crashes if you're not a jazz drummer.

If you're looking for Crashes to buy with your Zildjian Set, A custom(s) is/are for you.

Peace
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Tarrani HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on August 5, 2013
Size Name: 16-Inch
This review will cover the 16" and 18" crashes listed on this page. At the time of this review this product page contains various sizes that you select and purchase. Although all of the cymbals on this page are A Custom crashes in various sizes the diameter is not the only difference.

Both of the cymbals I own are significantly different. The 16" has a higher pitch, opens rapidly on attack and has rapid decay. It's perfect for accent-type crashes or marking the one (or four depending on the style of music you play) coming out of a fill. The bell is fairly small and the cymbal itself is not nearly as versatile as its 18" sibling.

The 18" crash offered from this page has a much lower pitch, and does not open as quickly or fully in attack. It also has a longer decay time. In fact the attack takes a few milliseconds to transition to the sustain, and die to the longer decay rate it seems to go on forever unless you choke it with your fingers. It also has a substantial bell that can be used for cutting accents or ride patterns, and the cymbal itself can function as a crash/ride. As you play closer to the edge the pitch will become slightly lower than its basic fundamental.

As you can see, not every crash on this page is the same. In fact, the two I just described are practically polar opposites in every way from physical configuration to sonic characteristics. In case you are wondering I own both of these because they came bundled with a promotional box set. Combined they greatly expand your sound palette; however, if you are searching for individual crashes do choose carefully because there is more to these than mere size.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Levine on July 26, 2011
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
I love this cymbal. I have a pretty tight playing space so I did not want as my main crash something too big and over powering. I wanted a clean, rich sounding cymbal and that is what I got. Very nice, warm, sound and feel. It's like butta!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bernardo L. Falcon on October 28, 2009
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
I think this is one of the most perfect Cymbals that a ever played.
Thanks to Vinnie Colaiuta, who helped to design this series.
I like the A CUSTOM series from Zildjian, but this one is very special.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Gomez on December 19, 2010
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
This Cymbal is very very nice ,The sound quality is like no other , I own nothing but Zildjian A-Custom Series
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By Jim on April 17, 2014
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
Superb quality as expected, if you're familiar with this brand then you know what it's all about, couldn't ask for more.

Thank you Amazon for selling professional music gear on your site.
I dread the thought of stopping in my local Guitar Center to buy anything.
Anyone that's had that experience knows what I'm talking about.
Received it in just a couple days in flawless condition right to my door.
No traveling around and haggling with vultures who work off of a commission.
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By Mary Beth Cammon on January 1, 2014
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
Great price for new cymbal. Arrived in plenty of time and my son was thrilled with it. Packaging was good. No damage and easy to wrap!
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By Benjamin on September 3, 2013
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
I've used quite a lot of different 16" crashes, and after getting this cymbal, the others are gathering dust. Great product, would recommend.
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