Zultan 20" Crash Dark Matter

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 20"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark Crash cymbal
  • Dark and warm tone with a long finish
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Sound Sample

Hard-Softstick 
0:00
  • Hard-Softstick

Further Information

Hand Hammered Cymbal Yes
Finish Regular / Traditional
Alloy B20 Bronze

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Zultan 20" Crash Dark Matter
63% bought this exact product
Zultan 20" Crash Dark Matter
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
172 € Add to Basket
Zultan 20" Raw Crash
17% bought Zultan 20" Raw Crash 189 €
Zultan 20" Aja Crash
6% bought Zultan 20" Aja Crash 119 €
Masterwork 20" Custom Crash
2% bought Masterwork 20" Custom Crash 199 €
Zildjian 20" K-Series Dark Crash Thin
2% bought Zildjian 20" K-Series Dark Crash Thin 379 €
Our most popular 20" Crash Cymbals
6 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.8 / 5.0
  • sound
  • quality
6 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
sound
quality

Accurate sound files. Clean well made cymbal.

27.06.2016
Ok. You've got to put into perspective the price point of these cymbals.

You want a certain sound? You buy a cymbal from one of the big manufacturers and you get that certain sound with that often high price tag attached to it. No thought required though and often good resale value should it not work out.

Are you prepared to take a little bit of a risk and maybe go for something like this which is a bit more distinctive? Then buy something like this if you like the sound of it and you'll get that distinctive sound with a much lower price tag attached to it.

I liked the sound of this cymbal. Therefore for me it was an absolute bargain. When you look and listen to the other offerings around this price point if you like the sound you can't find better. The build quality of it is great, it is a good B20 alloy, stamped made in turkey in that distinctive way which you'll recognize from a certain well known factory which has caused some hearsay on various forums and it does what I need it to do mixed in with my other pies.

It has a slightly thin and trashy sound to it, yet it penetrates and builds a solid layer beneath your playing due to good sustain. It has the presence of those high shimmering musical overtones associated with high quality (and price!) cymbals, yet it is almost like they are not quite loud enough to cut through the more dominant lower tones. Therefore I find it to be a dark cymbal, so while it can be a big crash. I twin it with a heavier 18" crash which is faster, perceived to be louder and cuts better for accents and use this Zultan to sit beneath the start and end of sections with the sustain.

I swapped out a 20" Meinl heavy crash/ride for this which was too gong like and built an ugly overpowering wash.

It builds a nice swell if needed which doesn't become overpowering and crashes easily because it is medium to thin depending on your expectations and the bell is also surprisingly easy to access and musical as well and it is big and varied enough to get some stick articulation in it as well if you want another tone in your palette.

I'm currently really happy with this cymbal. No real competition at the price point and it is distinctive yet versatile enough to earn its space on the kit.

Use a 24" Sabian big and ugly for quiet ride patterns, a 20" Paiste rude crash ride for hot bell action and blasting, an 18" Zultan rock crash for fast and loud accents and this 20" Zultan dark matter for texture and variation in crashes. 13" Zultan RAW hats because they are dry enough, but not too dry, fast and responsive and they don't have too much slosh compared to bigger hats open and they sit in the mix so much lower yet still cut through because of their higher pitch.

Another point is the bell is quite low and flat so the pie sounds good a low, not like some 20" cymbals I've had with giant domed bells which made them pitch 1-2" smaller .
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
sound
quality

The best dark crash for all genres

Caveperson, 07.07.2018
I love this crash! Not too bright, the perfect weight to project, and not be clangy. Clean spectrum of sound across the whole spread of the cymbal. This is a highy recommended piece for me. I will be buying more dark matter Zultan cymbals in the future. This is well suited for pop, country, jazz, light rock and light progressive styles.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
172 €
Incl. VAT; plus 20 € shipping
Free shipping over 298 €
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-40
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Recently Viewed
Rode Rodecaster Pro

Rode Rodecaster Pro; Podcast Production Studio; designed for podcasts; 4 x XLR microphone inputs with 48V phantom power; 8 programmable sound effects pads for jingles and FX; instant mix minus for phone or app calls; 3.5mm TRRS cable, USB and...

to the product
655 €
Recently Viewed
Fun Generation CL 105 A

Fun Generation CL 105 A, Personal Monitor with Bluetooth/USB player, class D, 50 W RMS, frequency response 40 - 18.000 Hz, 3-band EQ, 1x Line In (3,5 mm jack / RCA), 1x Mic In (XLR / 6,3 mm jack), net...

to the product
80 €
Recently Viewed
Stairville LED Pixel Rail 40 RGB MKII

LED Pixel Effect Bar Follow-up version of the Stairville LED Pixel Rail 40 RGB with increased luminosity (not compatible with the previous model), Extremely compact design, Generates impressive effects in combination with the Pixel Rail Drive (Art.449740 , not...

to the product
92 €
Recently Viewed
Stairville TourStage Tele Leg 4x 60-100cm

Tour Stage Leg Set Set consisting of four height-adjustable feet for Tour Stage platforms, Dimensions: 60 x 60 mm, Adjustable length: 60-100 cm

to the product
98 €
Recently Viewed
Tech 21 Fly Rig PL 1 Paul Landers Sign

Multi-Effect for Electric Guitar Paul Lander's (Rammstein) Signature Model, 2-Channel SansAmp Fly Rig section, Active 3-band EQ in the "Fire" channel with switchable mids, Bite switch, 2-Band EQ and compressor in the "water" channel, Switchable dual mode boost, Optionally...

to the product
399 €
Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Bullet Tele LRL Red SPKL

Electric Guitar Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, 21 Medium frets, Pickups: 2 single coils, Vintage style bridge, Colour: Red Sparkle

to the product
176 €
Recently Viewed
Lanikai Kohala Soprano WN

Soprano WN Ukulele Basswood body and top, Sapele neck, 356 mm Scale length, Neck width at the nut: 34.9 mm, Walnut fretboard, 12 Frets, Hardwood bridge, Colour: Dark satin

to the product
55 €
Recently Viewed
the t.bone SC 420 USB Desktop-Set

USB Studio Large Diaphragm Microphone Set With USB port for direct operation on the computer, No additional drivers necessary, Directivity: Cardioid, Frequency range: 30 - 18,000 kHz, Sensitivity: 25 mV / Pa, Maximum sound pressure: 140dB (at 1 kHz...

to the product
71 €
Recently Viewed
Mackie MC-250

Studio Headphones Circumaural, 50 mm Reference-quality drivers provide high overdrive safety and accurate playback across the entire frequency spectrum, Precisely tuned housing delivers powerful bass and detailed highs, A soft padded and adjustable headband and comfortable ear cushions provide...

to the product
99 €
Recently Viewed
Korg KDM-3 Dig. Metronom Limited

Korg KDM-3 Digital Metronome Limited Edition, With front panel of durable and elegant Pyinkado wood, the chic brown wood grain lends warmth to the monotonous case, 30 beats per minute to 252 beats per minute. Tempo setting option. Pendulum mode/full...

to the product
66 €
Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Bullet Tele LRL LPB

Electric Guitar Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, 21 Medium frets, Pickups: 2 single coils, Vintage style bridge, Colour: Lake Placid Blue

to the product
166 €
Recently Viewed
Mackie MC-150

Studio Headphones Circumaural, Precise 50 mm drivers deliver outstanding transparency across the entire frequency spectrum, Amplified bass reproduction accurately reproduces low and very low frequencies, so that individual bass notes or kick drums can be heard very well, A...

to the product
79 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your email address.