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Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal - 18 Inch


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18-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: 18-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 2 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002D04ZG
  • Item model number: A CUSTOM CRASH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,904 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Size: 18-Inch

Thin Weight, Brilliant Finish

Customer Reviews

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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

5 of 5 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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8 of 9 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 5 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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6 of 8 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick Douglas on July 23, 2013
Size Name: 16-Inch Verified Purchase
I have had this cymbal for probably 4+ years now, and it has held up great. Minimal rust and tarnish and no physical damage after very hard use (although I never played it more than once a week or so). This has been my favorite cymbal in my set all along, the rest are zildjians but not A custom, except my 20" ride which is indestructible, bar none. Has a darker sound, probably due to the high thickness, but this adds durability and is truly the best sounding cymbal in my set. It can really take a beating!

Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rocknroll19 on August 21, 2013
Size Name: 15-Inch
Been using A customs for the last 6 years since I got into jazz. Nice bright sound with excellent range. Haven't even had to replace this one yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 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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