Zildjian FX Raw Crash, Large Bell Cymbal
The Raw Crash is a cymbal like no other – unrefined
and completely unique. With a short and explosive crash, it also works
as an alternate ride that is dry and cutting. Each sound sample below
includes 3 different Raw Crashes to emphasize the highly unique nature
of this cymbal.
Vetted in the Zildjian Concept Shop and now available worldwide, FX Raw
Crashes are the most unrefined and funky cymbals we've ever produced!
Each Raw Crash starts from Zildjian's secret alloy, but is not hammered,
lathed or trimmed, creating a sound and look that's unlike any other
A cymbal like no other. Raw crashes are not hammered or lathed, which
gives each a highly irregular profile and an unrefined surface. They are
also not trimmed into a perfect circle, resulting in odd shapes, sizes
(max 24” in diameter), and a naturally coarse edge. Altogether, these
variations in profile, shape, size and edge consistency are what create
the wildly individual sounds from one crash to the next that make these
cymbals so special.
Unleash an unrefined sound. These cymbals open up easily, producing
beautiful dry crashes with great cut, then drop out of the mix, allowing
punchy accents and clear stick patterns. The small bell version of the
Raw Crash delivers a controlled and dry sound, with less pronounced
overtones. The large bell Raw Crash is a bit more open, with a more
pronounced bell sound. Both versions offer a focused sound with plenty
of stick to compliment any style, making them an excellent choice for an
alternative ride cymbal! Their low shapes make them ideal for moderate
volume settings where less projection is needed.
A completely individual look. Aesthetically, each Raw Crash will feature
streaks, splotches and swirls of varying colors. These are created when
the hot metal is tempered, and over time, will continue to develop.
Some Raw Crashes may show stretch marks from rolling, tool marks and
scratches from moving the hot blanks, chalk marks indicating cup
location and oven number, and other telltale signs of their journey
through the foundry. These are purely visual features that occur
naturally in the process, and don’t affect sound or longevity in any