The EFX Crash blends the smoothness of the A Custom line with a china-like bite. Fast, trashy, and controlled, this distinctive-looking cymbal has a musical bloom with a wide tonal range. Played soft, it resembles a traditional thin crash. But as it opens up, laser-cut perforations across the surface of the cymbal reveal the Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash’s ragged edge. So if you prefer a minimalist setup, the EFX crash will net you a dark wash to an overdriven bark depending on your playing intensity. It also sports a nice dry ping for accent work.
Laser-generated cutouts are performance stable
The laser perforations in your Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash leave the metal intact and uncompromised, so there’s no risk of cracks and spiderwebs forming through normal playing.
Part of the Zildjian A Custom series
Rock drummers everywhere (including many of us at Sweetwater) choose A Custom cymbals for their bright, controlled attacks and smooth finishes. Zildjian’s sophisticated hammering process evokes distinct Zildjian characteristics with a contemporary look and feel.
- Type: Crash
- Size: 18″
- Weight: Extra Thin
- Finish: Brilliant
- Material: B20, Cast Bronze
- Volume: Loud
- Sound: Medium/Bright
- Sustain: Short
- Pitch: Medium
- Bell Size: Medium
- Balance: Cut
- Item Model Number: A20818
Specification: Zildjian A20818 18 inch A Custom EFX Crash Cymbal