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    You guys like the separate threads for the different drum brands in the drumset forum so here's one for Zildjian Cymbals - cymbals forum. Anything Zildjian can go in this thread.
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    Well Tom...what can I say?

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    zildjan are really bad like the a custom

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    Nice collection RHD!!

    I'm fortunate enough to have two sets of cymbals, Zildjian A Customs, and Paiste Sigs.....I love them both for their different qualities and sounds, just like I love my drum kits for the different qualities they have. And I play both cymbal sets frequently. It's funny how if you've been playing one brand over another you find you have to adjust some things in order to bring the sound you want out of them. I love experimenting with them in different ways.

    There's only one little minor thing I don't like about my Zildjians - they're too darn bright! They show every little tiny fingerprint.....grrrrr. I don't even clean my Paistes and they look great all the time.
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    ^^cool to hear the A customs are workin' for ya!^^


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    I have been playing Zildjian A cybals for 30 years. In fact I still gig with the my 15" thin crash I bought back then. here is my current set up.
    and yes that is one Paiste in the mix.

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    My hi-hats are from the 60's and so is the 22 " sizzller I use. I have a 22" Amir ride from the 80's plus an 8' A Custom splash and a 15 " A custom crash .

    I really enjoy the A Custom line and want to pick up a 12 " A Custom splash and 16 " A Custom EFX next .

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    I too am diggin' the A custom line. I just picked up my first, a 15" Rezo Crash. I will be adding more in that line as money permits. For the time being, I'm stuck with my ZBT's.
    Robert

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    I love the A Customs for my crashes -16" crash & 18" fast crash. To me, these crashes go along with just about anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norske View Post

    They show every little tiny fingerprint.....grrrrr. I don't even clean my Paistes and they look great all the time.
    Ah I know whatcha mean! I just cleaned my hi-hats a little while back, I used some zildjian cymbal cleaner, and boy was that annoying! The black kept smudging around when I tried to wipe the cleaner off... ended up just using lemons and baking soda or something. Anyways, I got them all shiny, and then like two days later I realize they have all these ugly, black marks over them! I won't be go through the cleaning process again for a while though... too frustrating!

    But I really like my 14" new beat hihats... I love the really bright sound they have, and they have a really clean "chick" when closed I'm hoping in a while I'll be able to get some more A Zildjian cymbals!


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    I have been playing Zildjian cymbals for over 20 years.
    I now am starting to mix in some Sabians..

    My main crash is a 16" A Custom medium. It works so nicely with my 15" K custom fast crash and 20" K custom ride. In the future I'd like to add a 17" K custom fast crash and a set of 14.25" K custom hybrid hats.

    Lovin' my Zildjians!


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    I likes me some Zildjians as well. I've got a Zildjian New Beat hi hat, I've got a 16 inch Zildjian A custom crash, a 18 inch A custom crash (which is actually a great ride.) and a 22 inch Zildjian A (no custom) ping ride. I love all of them. They are the perfect cymbals in my mind.

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    Zildjian is a great cymbal company. I do not know their line up as well as sabian's, however I do enjoy the few zildjian cymbals I own, a 10 inch A Custom splash and my 14 inch ZHT Mastersound hi-hats. Love both of them.
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    hi guys

    what is the diference of a 18 fast crash A custom and a 18 projection crash A custom

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    i wish i had the money o own a collection like you RHD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riouel View Post
    hi guys

    what is the diference of a 18 fast crash A custom and a 18 projection crash A custom
    The weight. Fast crashes are extra thin and projection crashes are medium-thin. Regular crashes are just thin.
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    I love Zildjian cymbals. I have used them for 26 years and have no complaints.
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    I happened to be in the neighborhood, so I stopped in a music store today. One of the guys there said I had to check out the new K Custom Hybrid crash. And let me say, WOW!!! That is one cymbal that will definitely be gracing my collection soon. It is a bit darker, of course, than the A customs, and the 19" crash I tried out had a pretty nice bell sound on it too. And it's a looker to boot. Notice the two different textures. Great cymbal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by yohin View Post
    The weight. Fast crashes are extra thin and projection crashes are medium-thin. Regular crashes are just thin.
    thanx for the reply

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    are they ever gonna make an A custom ping ride? when worlds collide with the a series perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    are they ever gonna make an A custom ping ride? when worlds collide with the a series perhaps?
    They do, I used to have a 20". Great ride cymbal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redheaddrummer03 View Post
    They do, I used to have a 20". Great ride cymbal.
    Yep. I am looking at the Zildjian catalog now. A Custom Ping Ride - Finish = Brilliant; 20" or 22" sizes; Medium Heavy weight; Part #'s A20522 and A20524 for 20" and 22", respectively.
    Robert

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    Hi guy,

    Is there any difference in quality between the different “Custom” cymbal lines?

    Is, say the “K Custom” high/lower than the “A Custom” which is lower/higher than the “Z Custom” or, is it that each is of equal quality and they just have different feel, sonic properties (volume, sound, sustain etc) and are more suitable to different applications?
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    Lager, do each of the differently textured parts of the cymbal have different sounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaksar View Post
    Hi guy,

    Is there any difference in quality between the different “Custom” cymbal lines?

    Is, say the “K Custom” high/lower than the “A Custom” which is lower/higher than the “Z Custom” or, is it that each is of equal quality and they just have different feel, sonic properties (volume, sound, sustain etc) and are more suitable to different applications?
    Jaksar, the answer is the second part of your question. A Customs, K Customs, and Z Customs are all of equal quality. They are simply made differently to create the unique sound of each cymbal line. Within each line, there are different sizes and thicknesses that will alter the volume, sustain, and pitch of the cymbals as well.
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