View Full Version : Need advice on 18" crashes...

10-31-2005, 06:26 AM
I'm currently looking into getting some more cymbals for my kit (which is about f***in time since my kit is now 9 drums + 4 octos and only 4 cymbals! :lol: )

I've been offered two 18" inch crashes, a Paiste Dimension Medium Thin Crash and a Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash for $200 total. My question is, how different do these two cymbals sound? I don't have the opportunity to try them out, so it would be nice to know if they sound too similar. And also, what do you guys think of the price? The Paiste one is only a month old, and the Zildjian is about one year old. Should I go for it? Advice appreciated :)

10-31-2005, 06:30 AM
i say go for it. each on their own are great cymbals, so why not have 2 great cymbals at a fair price.

10-31-2005, 06:46 AM
dude thats an amazing price for those 2 cymbals! if they're seccond hand (which i'm imagining they are) check there's no keyholing or cracks or anything like that because that price seems almost too good to be true. besides that i'd deffinatly go for them!

10-31-2005, 07:06 AM
Go for it!

gimp fest
10-31-2005, 07:19 AM
definatly go for it, that is such a good deal if the condition of them is good

10-31-2005, 10:06 AM
jump on it

10-31-2005, 10:43 AM
Buy them, and send them to me.

10-31-2005, 11:10 AM
It's done, I bought them! Sorry fredd, I'll be keeping them myself :D

gimp fest
10-31-2005, 11:14 AM
It's done, I bought them! Sorry fredd, I'll be keeping them myself :D

well done sir, what is the condition like?

10-31-2005, 11:40 AM
well done sir, what is the condition like?

I've only seen pictures of them, looks nice. I'll be taking my own pictures (nicer ones) when they arrive in the mail and post them here.

I'd Hit it
10-31-2005, 02:16 PM
i also say go for 'em, if they're in decent condition that's a steal. and you could always sell one if you don't like them both, and put that towards a new crash

Drum Phil
10-31-2005, 02:19 PM
He already said he bought em :p

Double Bass Jim
10-31-2005, 05:05 PM
Buy it buy it buy it buy it!

10-31-2005, 05:06 PM
Sweet Jesus, that's a good deal.

Ill Mitch
10-31-2005, 05:07 PM
Go for it, that's a great deal.

10-31-2005, 07:27 PM
some people have all the luck...I never run into deals like these!!:angry:

10-31-2005, 08:08 PM
Definitly go for it man, the paiste cymbals cost more than 200$ new and it is only a month old.

Half Life
10-31-2005, 11:32 PM
Man that's a sweet score. Those are both great cymbals. Nice buy :thumb:

11-01-2005, 01:43 AM
You'd be quite the fool to pass up an oppotunity like this. All are top-notch cymbals.

11-01-2005, 02:09 AM
I've got an 18" Dimensions medium thin crash and its a great sounding cymbal. It doesn't sound much like the A custom's I've heard, so..


Even if they sound similiar, you could always sell one ..

BUY them :)

11-01-2005, 02:50 AM
get them both, righ tnow.

Own the 18" projection myself, its a shimmering bright cymbal with fast attack and a long decay. they didn't go wrong when they called it a projection crash, its a loud bitch. Its higher pitched than the reg. A custom crash but I like the tone of it more for riding on, good crash all around.

11-01-2005, 10:31 AM
the a custom will be very bright and sustaining, moreso than the dimensions i believe

red n black
11-01-2005, 11:05 AM
Buy it buy it buy it buy it!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Never seen you so hyped before Jim.

11-02-2005, 06:46 AM
...I want pictures of your drums. :P