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Zultan 18" Q Crash

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Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18"
  • Q Series
  • Made of B20 bronze
  • Dark and ​​deep, full sounding crash cymbal with incredible dynamic range
  • The outer 2" ring of the upper cymbal is hammered very deeply in this series, left unlathed and raw
  • The central region, on the other hand, has a high-gloss polished, brilliant surface
  • The bell is unlathed with visible hammer marks
  • The bottom cymbal of the Studio Series is also unlathed and high-gloss
  • 100% Handmade
Available since July 2011
Item number 268245
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Hand Hammered Cymbal Yes
Finish Brilliant, Regular
Alloy B20 Bronze
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Love at first sight

Zultan's Q Series is a range of medium-heavy, hand-hammered Turkish cymbals made of B20 bronze, which are striking because of their unusual appearance. The different surface treatments are not only pleasing to the eye, but also have an effect on the sound. The result is a sound that can be used in many different styles, cuts through well, and at the same time has a dark, warm sound range. The affordable Q Series is aimed at ambitious beginners and advanced drummers and offers individually available hi-hats, crashes, splashes, and rides as well as pre-configured complete sets.

Contrasts attract attention

While the completely lathed and high-gloss polished bottom of the Q cymbals is similar to the popular Zultan Rock Beat series, the upper side is absolutely unique. The rim, which is covered with deep hammer indentations, is unlathed - just like the bell - and creates a strong contrast to the high-gloss central area with its raw, earthy look. The manual workmanship of Zultan's experienced Turkish cymbal smiths makes each cymbal really unique. The 18" crash has a powerful, dynamic, full sound with a slightly dark character and medium sustain.

One letter - many uses

The Zultan Q cymbals are in the medium weight category and are ideal for genres such as Pop, Funk, and Blues thanks to their warm and balanced sound with a slightly reduced treble range. Their sound always blends homogeneously into the musical environment and leaves plenty of room for the other instruments. With its full-bodied, sustaining sound, the 18“ crash is not only suitable for powerful accents, but also for playing on the quarter notes throughout without the risk of ruining your ears. Thanks to its size and the distinct-sounding bell, you can even use it as a light ride cymbal when you play it with thin drumsticks.

About Zultan

To provide traditional craftsmanship at a fair price has been the guiding principle of Zultan ever since it was founded in 2000. The firm’s practice of selling directly to the end customer makes it possible to offer very customer-friendly prices. Nevertheless, the production process for Zultan’s trademark cymbals, which are made mainly in Turkey, is of the highest quality, a fact which has ensured they have also been a fixture in the Thomann range since 2011. The nearly 250 Zultan products cover several cymbal series, catering for all sectors of the music market. Zultan also offers accessories such as bags and drumsticks. Thanks to the use of high-quality materials and manufacturing expertise, Zultan really does offer uncompromising quality at a reasonable price.

Stage, rehearsal room, studio - the Q Series does it all

The 18" Zultan Q crash is an excellent choice wherever a concise but not-too-bright crash sound is desired, be it a Blues session, Funk gig, or Pop concert. Regardless of whether it is played loudly or softly, a pleasant sound unfolds which always remains controllable and never pushes itself too far into the foreground. Another possible use is in the mixed genres of acoustic and electronic music that are so popular these days and in which mostly rather dark-sounding cymbals are preferred, as they blend better with the music in terms of sound. Last but not least, the Q cymbals also do an excellent job in the studio, as their sound properties make them extremely microphone-friendly.

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87 Reviews

Very nice and musical cymbal overall
Tartz 24.10.2018
I use this cymbal with a rock and metal setting, it is exactly bright and dark enough to be heard and be musical as well. I have used it less than a year but damn the cymbal is very sturdy.

Very musical
Very good looking
Not too loud
Build quality is exceptional

Not sure if it lasts for years with regular or heavier playing

I would say you can use this cymbal for every style. You can spend a lot less for a cymbal but I do not recommend.
I also bought Zultan AJA crash 18 inch, not happy with that.


Outstanding cymbal, regardless of the price
JonnyS 28.03.2017
I didn't want to start this article with "great cymbal for the price", simply because this cymbal competes with my other cymbals sitting at a much higher price bracket. I use this as my main crash cymbal, with my Sabian AAX Explosion for accented hits. I've played with it live, and recorded it and in both situations it is outstanding. It's got a lot of weight to it, and the sound is quite dark, and I think Thomann captured the sound very well in their audio samples. I'll certainly be using this cymbal as my main crash cymbal for the foreseeable future, and have no problem recommending Zultan to my friends

I can't name any cons, I think it's got great durability (not even a dent in the last 3 months), fantastic sound, looks great, and is priced very competitively.


Heavy dark crash cymbal
Vicarious 27.04.2019
I use this crash as a secondary right hand side crash, and as a riding crash.
It feels pretty heavy, and it produces dark sound. So it is pretty good for riding.
Combined with my Zildjian A Customs, it does a good job, providing a bit darker sound, while having the same loudness.


One of the best in this Class
Gubeee 04.06.2020
I love it.
High musicality, and warm, but not too loud sound. Its simply full of deep, and high, and middle together.... Its Qa is very good, just because i play hard metal, and light music too so in each style, you can use it.