Wuhan China Cymbals are the real thing! These are authentic China cymbals hand made in China. They are trashy, dark and explosive. Originally made for marching bands, they became popular in the 30's when drum set players starting using them for special effects. They are now used in every style and continue to grow in popularity. Often played upside down for riding as well as crashing, they are a true effect cymbal. Listed below are the most popular sizes.
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 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 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.
This special effects crash cymbal has a unique set of laser generated "cut outs" that allow it to produce a quick, dry, and trashy sound used for accenting and punctuating. The brilliant finish makes this "must have" shimmer like any A Custom.
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 »
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 »