The Zildjian A (Avedis) Medium Thin Crash 16” is a pretty standard sized crash cymbal that’s for use with a full drum set. I’ve recently recorded with this cymbal for a session where the drummer brought it in. It was the only time I’ve used the cymbal thus far, but it seems like it’s a pretty popular cymbal amongst drummers for a number of reasons. Since I wasn’t playing on the session (and I am not primarily a drummer), I can only judge from the sound quality here, but I was really impressive with the cymbal. I like crash cymbals of this size in general as I find them to be just the right size. The Zildjian A Medium Thin Crash 16” in particular cuts through extremely well without being overpowering or too loud as you’ll find with lesser quality crash cymbals. I was recorded with a set of Coles 4038s as overhead mics, which are pretty dark to begin with, and the result to me was a perfect mix and blend with the other cymbals. Zildjian makes crash cymbals like this one of all shapes of sizes, but to me this is one of the best that I’ve used from them. I don’t know how other drummers feel about it, but the drummer who brought it in for the sessions couldn’t say enough and it’s hard to blame him. The price doesn’t make it the cheapest cymbal on the market by a long shot, but as with anything you’re going to have to pay for quality. Also, It’s made by Zildjian so you know you’re getting a sturdy and well made cymbal that should last for a long as you play. I don’t think the picture above it for this cymbal, but anyway it’s always a good idea to check out the particular cymbal you’re buying in person if possible, as all cymbals are slightly different. The Zildjian A Medium Thin Crash 16” is definitely a great cymbal for drummers to be aware of…
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.
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jack_flash1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I play with a year soon since it is a good crash versatile, pretty clear it up quickly with a fairly short sustain.
I play in addition to a crash / ride 18 "(only played in crash) still Avedis
I found him in against a slight lack of power, but it works wonders in situations fairly quiet.
A very good visual appearance, it is not flashy like the A Custom cymbals and other finishes to say brilliant.
The quality / price is more than correct.
If the choice was a remake I would take this time, one Medium crash 16 or 17 in the same "to have a bit more power and sustain.
That said it's a great cymbal I recomand for a versatile set or someone who wants to fly in a lot of background noise!