Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering sound of Zildjian's K Cymbals developed in 19th century Turkey. The Custom Fast Crash Cymbal features a new bell design that results in a faster decay and quicker response than regular K Custom crashes. Brilliant finish.
The A Zildjian Crash is the perfect cymbal if you are looking for bright response and good projection. The A Zildjian crashes have a medium size bell and nice wash and decay after attack. The thickness varies for the various sizes. A favorite for years!
The Zildjian A Custom Crash is natural and bright with great overtones. It delivers the modern, sophisticated sound you expect from the world leader in cymbal manufacturing. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Custom Cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
The Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal was developed in response to requests for the heavier, louder volume needed in rock settings. The Zildjian Sound Lab created the Projection series cymbals with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta. Zildjian A Custom cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish.
The heaviest of all the Custom Crashes, the Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash has a sharp, cutting attack with a high-pitched cymbal sound, and it shimmers with complex brilliance and musicality. All-brilliant finish, heavier weight, and large cup offer sounds from light, musical accents to loud, cutting punctuations.
The Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash has a short decay, nice high-end pitch and quick response. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
Dark, warm, lush, gorgeous. Re-creates the classic "old K" sound with the same dry overtones and smooth decay similar to the ride cymbals that have proved so popular. Fast, full-bodied response with an exceptional vintage feel.
The versatile Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal puts out warm, rich sound that cuts through and sings out. Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey. Unique crash with dry, trashy overtones. Fast response with very quick decay. Speaks quickly, then dies. Very dark and full-bodied. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker More Info »
The K Custom Session Crash Cymbal was designed with Steve Gadd and features his distinctive cymbal sound. Gadd worked with the Zildjian Sound Lab for several years to reproduce the classic and sought-after sound of his cymbals. The crashes are light in weight and have a low, dark sound with a quick decay. Like Steve himself, Zildjian's K Custom Session cymbals are versatile enough for any playing and recording situation. Features Designed with Steve Gadd, featuring his distinctive cymbal sound More Info »
Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Crash cymbal features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending on where the cymbal is played for a musical "darkness with brilliance" combination. The inner half features the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride, while the outer half features the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing. The unlathed section helps control the wash and sustain, making it ideal for recording and live situations. More Info »
Good stick definition with a dry crash.
Zildjian's K crash cymbals are complex and sweet with tons of expressive possibilities. Dark and warm with a strong high end. The cymbal won't overpower the kit but gives the rest of your sound a smooth wash.
This Zildjian K-series crash delivers a mellow, deep, shimmering, dry, dark sound originally sought after by jazz musicians. Dark and warm with strong high-end qualities, it blends a broad range of high and low frequencies. Every cymbal is individually cast and rolled from a secret Zildjian alloy, creating an instrument with a distinctive voice and character.
For the first EFX cymbal in the K Series, Zildjian has combined the same die-cut pattern featured in its A Custom EFX cymbals with the darker tone and traditional look of the K cymbals. This cymbal has a thin weight and a crash-size bell, so the response, decay, and projection are good. Its sound is a dark and explosive combination of trash and white noise. Features 16"- or 18"-diameter Thin weight Same "die cut" pattern as A Custom EFX cymbals More Info »
The mid range A Zildjian Crash Ride is a versatile all around cymbal. Use it as a ride, and although heavier than a normal crash, it has the ability to crash as well. Available in 2 sizes: 18" and 20".
True to their name, the Fast Crashes have a smooth, fast decay following an initial strong attack. Featuring a new bell design, these Crashes are bright, full-bodied and musical. The thinner weight provides a soft, "buttery" feel for plenty of playability.
Fast, bright, and very responsive best describes the classic A Zildjian Thin Crashes. They have a small bell and medium sustain. These are the classic crashes used for many years by traditional jazz and rock players.
The Medium Thin A Zildjian Crash is a medium to high pitch sounding cymbal. It has long sustain and very good projection. It is a good Rock cymbal and will project through most electronic setups. Available in four sizes, the most popular are the 16" and 18".
Made for heavier hitting, the medium crash is ideal for situations when projection is difficult because of high volume from other instruments. It is medium weight and has a bright sound with long sustain.
Very thin, dark and explosive is the best description of Bliss crashes. They are hand hammered by Dream cymbals and have warm undertones with lots of wash. They respond and decay fast. Great for shows and alternative music. They are professional and budget priced. Hand drummers can use without sticks to get a full crash. Available in 16", 17" and 18".