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.


  • A cross between a thin crash and a china
  • Wide tonal range — great for minimalist drummers
  • Dark and trashy bite
  • Smooth, musical bloom
  • Dry ping
  • Laser perforations are performance stable
  • Part of the contemporary A Custom series

Specifications :

  • Type: Crash
  • Size: 18"
  • Weight: Extra Thin
  • Finish: Brilliant
  • Volume: Loud
  • Sound: Medium/Bright
  • Sustain: Short
  • Pitch: Medium
  • Bell Size: Medium
  • Balance: Cut
  • Manufacturer Part Number: A20818