Crash cymbals!

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Post Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:48 pm

my cymbals ive been playing for like 8 years have finally caved in and 2 of my crashes have cracked (awww)

Im a devote Sabian user and i play hard rock/metal

any suggestions from fellow sabian users or people that just know there shit are very welcome
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:05 pm

I have a 19" Virgil Donati Sig Saturation Crash. I wailed on that thing for a long time, awesome for heavy stuff!
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:26 am

My fav. crash ever is the 17" Zildjian Z Custom Medium Crash. That thing is indestructable, loud yet clear, and all around awesome. I've ridden that thing like an all nighter and it hasn't failed me yet and never ceases to amaze. 8)
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:03 am

I understand you're a Sabian fan, witch is fine.
Anyway, you should try out either Istanbul og Zildjian also.
In the Crash cymbal departement, I would suggest:

"K" Zildjian dark Crash (thin) - 16"
"A" Zildjian Crash - 18"
Istanbul Mehmet, Handmade “Sultan series” Crash - 18”.

I GUARANTEE you won't be disappointed by ANY of these! 8)
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:22 am

im addicted to sabian aaxplosion crashes. theyre loud, cutting, bright, explode (as the name implies), and are great for riding, imo, because they have a prolonged sustain, which can be the only downfall to them if you like a short sustain. if you do like a short sustain id say look at the aax studio crashes. also the aa metal x series is pretty nice too.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:32 am

I would recommend Paiste Signature Full Crash - it's the best crash I've ever played/heard :)
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:50 am

Thank you all for your input keep em coming
i think im leaning toward some 17" and 18" AA
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:42 pm

So far my favorite sounding crash cymbal was a Zildjian A custom 15" crash. It had a really bright, yet full sound. Sadly those are not that durable, and it broke after 6 months of steady play. Right now I have a 16" Z custom Rock crash that sounds fantastic on recordings and a 19" Z custom Medium crash that has the best crash-ride sound I've ever played. Z customs are pretty durable it seems.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:53 pm

i used to be hard core zildjan but lately the paiste pst 5 series has been sounding better than any zildjan iv heard.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:21 pm

sabian aax explosion!!!!!!!! 18 or 19in. Ive had my 19in for 15yrs
alwats stood up to the most abuse i could give it. use it as my crash ride. and i play the edge. zildjian crack more than every cym i have every seen. i work at guitar center in drums and zildj crack 75% of the time. not a scientific # but from what I have seen.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:28 pm

The Sabian Paragon's are pretty cool, I also like the AAX crashes.

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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:35 pm

For heavy stuff check out Istanbul Alchemy 17 rock crash and 18 rock custom crash combo. Blows your head off.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:07 pm

Sabian man and AA perfered huh?

I have a AA 17" medium crash that I just love. You say your looking for something in 17" those sound great.

The Chad Smith Xplosion crashes are nice too.

One other option would be to consider the new Vault line of crashes...
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Post Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:31 am

Of course there's always the Saluda Mist-X line. :wink:
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:03 am

19" Sabian AAX plosion crash is my most favorite cymbal of all time it has a fantastic old sound to it. Definately a line to check out.