Zildjian A Medium Thin Crash 16''
Zildjian A Medium Thin Crash 16''

A Medium Thin Crash 16'', Platillo Crash from Zildjian in the A series.

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FateFelledVictim 04/11/2008

Zildjian A Medium Thin Crash 16'' : la opinión de FateFelledVictim (content in English)


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I have been using this cymbal for about 2 months, and it has a good tone. The shimmering sound and the vintage clarity is all there, but I think it might be a touch too high pitch. The sound is great for accents and quick hits, but for prolonged patterns, it is just not the right cymbal for me. I tried most of the A Zildjian and the A Customs, and chose this because I couldn’t afford the Projection Crash. I also used Zildjian Z Customs before this and my A Custom 18” Medium Crash.

The sound is all there, but there is an odd similarity to a Splash in my head for some reason. The cymbal sounds good, but just isn’t what I am looking for. It has a traditional finish, so you won’t have as big of a problem with the fading or oxidizing as with some brilliant cymbals, and these age far better than the brilliant. This cymbal is similar to a fast crash as it comes in and cuts out very quickly. As I said before, this is a good accent cymbal, not a lead in my opinion. It is decent for riding though.

The value for the price is good, but may be a little too high. The other cymbals of greater thickness were a little more, but this should be cheaper than it is as it takes less material. Overall, this is a good cymbal for jazz, worship, pop and any kind of lighter music, but not for heavier rock and metal. It was my mistake thinking that a thin cymbal would sound good in my set up, but we learn from it. I would wait and buy a Projection crash if I had the chance to go back. I would not buy this cymbal, maybe a medium, but not the medium thin.