The manufacturer describes Zildjian FX Raw Crashes as ‘the most unrefined and funky cymbals Zildjian has ever produced’. No two Raw Crashes sound or look alike, which make them the ultimate cymbal to personalise a drummer’s setup. 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, and a naturally coarse edge. Altogether, these variations in profile, shape, size and edge consistency are what create the wildly individual sounds that make these cymbals so special.
Available in Small Bell and Large Bell sizes, the Raw Crashes deliver a controlled and dry crash, ideal for moderate volume situations. Their dry character and well-defined stick sounds also make them a great choice for an alternative ride cymbal. The Small Bell Raw Crash delivers a more controlled sound with fewer overtones, whereas the Large Bell Raw Crash is more open with a very pronounced bell tone.
“Each Raw Crash really is a visual and sonic work of art“ – states Andy Tamulynas, Global Brand Manager for Zildjian Cymbals and Sticks. “The fact that no two Raw Crashes are alike makes them the perfect choice for anyone looking for a truly personal instrument to add to their setup.”