I purchased the Z Custom version of this 5 years ago, and it has been my main crash ever since. It is very responsive and quick to speak at the lightest touch, but has the volume and sustain to cut through amplified guitars quite well. It has a broad frequency range and a very energetic, commanding presence. The sustain is vibrant, shimmering and energetic. I would like to see 18" and 17" versions of this cymbal. I don't consider it a ride at all, but it is one of the best crash cymbals I have ever played. I also consider it a medium thin to medium weight, which probably owes to it's quick response time. I would like to see more cymbals in the medium thin to medium range with larger bells.
This thing make an Awesome Large Crash-Ride!
I honestly do not use this as a ride at all. but it is one of the best crashes for metal and rock ive ever played
Great crash for metal and hard rock. Just an okay ride, but works really well as a secondary ride so you can kind of make a double-ride thing like Jason Bittner and The Rev do. Goes great with the Mega Bell, too.
Its such a loud brutal crash, perfect for METAL