Top 16 Crash Cymbals
Top 16 Crash Cymbals

Top 30+ 16″ Crash Cymbals 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 30 16″ Crash Cymbals

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  1. Paiste 2002 Classic 16″ Power Crash
  2. Sabian 16″ HHX HHXtrem Crash
  3. Paiste 16″ Signature Dark Energy MK1
  4. Istanbul Mehmet 16″ Nostalgia Crash
  5. Masterwork 16″ Resonant Crash
  6. Zildjian 16″ A-Custom Crash
  7. Zultan 16″ Dune Trash Crash
  8. Paiste 2002 Classic 16″ Crash
  9. Meinl 16″ Byzance Thin Crash
  10. Zildjian 16″ K-Series Dark Crash Medium
  11. Zildjian 16″ K-Custom Hybrid Crash
  12. Meinl 16″ Class. Cust. Dark Tr. Cr.
  13. Istanbul Mehmet 16″ Dark Crash Traditional
  14. Sabian 16″ AAX Aero Crash
  15. Zildjian 16″ A-Series Medium Crash
  16. Paiste 16″ Masters Dark Crash
  17. Paiste 16″ Signature Power Crash
  18. Paiste 16″ Traditional Thin Crash
  19. Meinl 16″ Byzance Thin Crash Brill.
  20. Istanbul Agop 16″ Traditional Thin Crash
  21. Zildjian 16″ K Custom Special Dry Crash
  22. Zildjian 16″ K Sweet Crash
  23. Paiste 16″ PSTX Swiss Thin Crash
  24. Zildjian 16″ K Constantinople Crash
  25. Sabian 16″ HHX Complex Thin Crash
  26. Paiste 2002 Classic 16″ Thin Crash
  27. Paiste 16″ PSTX Cajon Crash
  28. Zultan 16″ Heritage Crash
  29. Meinl 16″ Byzance Vintage TrashCrash
  30. Sabian 16″ HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash

1. Paiste 2002 Classic 16″ Power Crash

Paiste 2002 Classic 16" Power Crash

16″ Power Crash

  • Volume: Medium to very loud
  • Aggressive and powerful sound
  • Penetrating crash for a powerful play

2. Sabian 16″ HHX HHXtrem Crash

Sabian 16" HHX HHXtrem Crash

HHXtrem Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • HHX series
  • Brilliant finish
  • An attractive crash with a dark, explosive sound and a raw, biting attack
  • HHX cymbals respond faster than the ones from HH series
  • Bell slightly thicker and unlathed
  • Wider sound spectrum than the HH series

3. Paiste 16″ Signature Dark Energy MK1

Paiste 16" Signature Dark Energy MK1

Crash Cymbals

  • Size: 16″
  • Signature Line Series
  • Dark Energy Crash
  • Dark body
  • Full frequency spectrum
  • Brilliant trebles
  • Very wide range
  • Direct sensitive response
  • Strong attack
  • Balanced sustain
  • This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and charisma
  • Extremely versatile area of ​​use, also for use in classical as a suspended cymbal for mallet rolls

4. Istanbul Mehmet 16″ Nostalgia Crash

Istanbul Mehmet 16" Nostalgia Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • Deep and dark sound character
  • Full-bodied and musical sound

5. Masterwork 16″ Resonant Crash

Masterwork 16" Resonant Crash

16″ Crash

The Resonant Series cymbals are hand-polished, lending them their high gloss finish and brilliant sound with a warm fundamental sound character.

  • Masterwork Resonant Series
  • Brillant surface finish
  • Handmade in accordance with old Turkish traditions
  • B-20 alloy

6. Zildjian 16″ A-Custom Crash

Zildjian 16" A-Custom Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • A-Custom crash
  • Brilliant finish
  • Natural, bright
  • Not too thick – not too loud
  • Very quick response
  • Warm, round, soft sustain behaviour

7. Zultan 16″ Dune Trash Crash

Zultan 16" Dune Trash Crash

Zultan 16″ Trash Crash, Dune Series, Material: B20 Bronze, hand hammered, dry, thrashy sound with fast decay, deep hammer marks, sophisticated sound with light overtones, cutting effects cymbal, polished bell, Premium cymbal made in Turkey


8. Paiste 2002 Classic 16″ Crash

Paiste 2002 Classic 16" Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Height: 16 “
  • Bright, warm, full, radiant crash sound
  • Defined sound
  • Even sustain
  • Versatile crash cymbal

9. Meinl 16″ Byzance Thin Crash

Meinl 16" Byzance Thin Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Byzance series
  • Traditional design
  • Size 16″
  • Thin crash
  • Byzance cymbals are handmade in Turkey
  • Refined and revised by Meinl
  • Lightweight crash cymbal, can be described as belonging to the dark end of the frequency range
  • Soft touch and pleasant short sustain

10. Zildjian 16″ K-Series Dark Crash Medium

Zildjian 16" K-Series Dark Crash Medium

Crash Cymbal

  • Series K Zildjian
  • Traditional finish
  • Size: 16″
  • Dark Crash Medium Thin
  • Played by Gary Husband, John Otto, Mike Clark, Karl Lewis and Brady Blade

11. Zildjian 16″ K-Custom Hybrid Crash

Zildjian 16" K-Custom Hybrid Crash

Hybrid Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • K Custom Series
  • Hybrid Crash
  • Regular outside
  • Brillant inside
  • Manufactured according to the desires of Akira Jimbo
  • Combines dark with brilliant sound

12. Meinl 16″ Class. Cust. Dark Tr. Cr.

Meinl 16" Class. Cust. Dark Tr. Cr.

Crash

  • Size: 16″
  • Natural finish
  • B10 bronze
  • Explosive and trashy crash for crisp accents
  • With extremely short decay time
  • Ideal for music styles in which a lot of volume and a strong sound is required
  • CC16DATRC

13. Istanbul Mehmet 16″ Dark Crash Traditional

Istanbul Mehmet 16" Dark Crash Traditional

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • “Traditional” series
  • Regular model
  • Crash with quick response
  • Deep and dry basic tone
  • Suitable for any kind of music
  • The classic concept of these cymbals has proven itself over the years, from the earliest jazz drummers and bebop pioneers to heavy metal and the latest stylistic developments

14. Sabian 16″ AAX Aero Crash

Sabian 16" AAX Aero Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Brilliant finish
  • Developed based on an AAX X-Plosion crash and inspired by Holy China
  • Perfect balance between crash and China
  • Winner of the Sabian Players’ Choice 2012

15. Zildjian 16″ A-Series Medium Crash

Zildjian 16" A-Series Medium Crash

Medium Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • Regular model
  • Strong response with fine decay
  • Full sound

16. Paiste 16″ Masters Dark Crash

Paiste 16" Masters Dark Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Master series
  • Size: 16″
  • Dark, smoky cymbal sound
  • Soft touch
  • Designed in collaboration with renowned jazz drummers such as Gregory Hutchinson and André Ceccarelli

17. Paiste 16″ Signature Power Crash

Paiste 16" Signature Power Crash

Power Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • Signature Line
  • Very bright, full, high-frequency crash
  • Fast response with long, swelling sustain
  • Extremely assertive
  • Ideal for those looking for a loud, piercing crash cymbal with a clear, lasting finish

18. Paiste 16″ Traditional Thin Crash

Paiste 16" Traditional Thin Crash

Paiste Traditional Collection

16″ Thin Crash

Paiste Traditionals

Paiste undertook a remarkable historical research project to enable the accurate reproduction of the “lost” cymbal sounds of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, the golden era of blues, jazz, be-bop, and the big band.

In loving detail, through research and the scrutiny of historically experienced drummers, the new “Traditional” line was created, which makes the full, historical sounds of the most diverse cymbals (ride, hi-hat, splash, swish) available today – from sizzling big-band swing to the smoky intensity of bop and blues.

Unlike the delicate classics of that era, the “Traditional” cymbals offer a unique breadth of sound spectrum, versatility of expression, and the excellent durability of Paiste’s patented sound alloy, the state-of-the-art bronze compound from which they are produced. These new instruments will impress collectors, music connoisseurs and lovers of traditional cymbal sounds.

The Thin Crash of the PAISTE Traditional line is very warm, soft and low pitched. It reacts nicely to short, sudden attacks and offers a sound that is dark, transparent and “windy”. A highly responsive, musical crash with a short sustain for the lower to middle volume range. The overall sound image is dark, thin and smoky.

  • Dark, thin and smoky
  • Low to medium volume range

19. Meinl 16″ Byzance Thin Crash Brill.

Meinl 16" Byzance Thin Crash Brill.

Thin Crash Cymbal

  • Byzance Series
  • Size: 16″
  • Brilliant finish
  • Very deep fundamental tone
  • Extremely fast, dynamic response behaviour with short sustain
  • Material: B20 bronze, hand hammered

20. Istanbul Agop 16″ Traditional Thin Crash

Istanbul Agop 16" Traditional Thin Crash

Traditional Thin Crash

  • Suspended cymbal
  • Handmade cymbals from Turkey
  • Size: 16″
  • Weight: approx. 0.9 kg

21. Zildjian 16″ K Custom Special Dry Crash

Zildjian 16" K Custom Special Dry Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • K Custom Special Dry Series
  • Natural finish
  • Dark, earthy sound with short sustain
  • K Custom Special Dry series was rereleased to serve today’s modern musical styles

22. Zildjian 16″ K Sweet Crash

Zildjian 16" K Sweet Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • K-series
  • Dark and fast responding cymbal
  • “Random hammering”
  • Warm and round sound

23. Paiste 16″ PSTX Swiss Thin Crash

Paiste 16" PSTX Swiss Thin Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • PSTX Series
  • Satin surface
  • Fast, explosive, light response with lots of basic tone and short sustain

24. Zildjian 16″ K Constantinople Crash

Zildjian 16" K Constantinople Crash

16” Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 16″
  • K Constantinople Series
  • Traditional finish
  • Wonderful, dark, warm sound
  • Dry overtones and soft sustain
  • Fast response and an unusual “vintage” feel

25. Sabian 16″ HHX Complex Thin Crash

Sabian 16" HHX Complex Thin Crash

Sabian 16″ HHX Complex Thin Crash, B20 bronze, employs a combination of HH and HHX hammering, raw hammered bell, one of the richest, sweetest Crash cymbals Sabian has ever produced, versatility to easily cross musical styles


26. Paiste 2002 Classic 16″ Thin Crash

Paiste 2002 Classic 16" Thin Crash

Crash Cymbals

  • 2002 Classic series
  • Size: 16″
  • Thin Crash
  • Medium-bright, full, wide sound spectrum
  • Thin crash with a soft, penetrating character

27. Paiste 16″ PSTX Cajon Crash

Paiste 16" PSTX Cajon Crash

Crash Cajon 16″

  • Série PSTX
  • Crash multifonctionnelle pour un jeu accentué
  • Sustain court
  • Jouable avec les mains, Rods, balais ou baguettes légères

28. Zultan 16″ Heritage Crash

Zultan 16" Heritage Crash

Crash 16″

  • En bronze B20
  • Fabrication à l’ancienne effectuée à 100% à la main
  • Martelage éffectué avec différents marteaux

29. Meinl 16″ Byzance Vintage TrashCrash

Meinl 16" Byzance Vintage TrashCrash

Trash Crash

  • Sandblasted surface
  • The different sizes and shapes of the cut-outs gives the cymbal a unique look and a wide spread and trashy, noisy sound
  • Recommended for quick accents and punctuations

30. Sabian 16″ HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash

Sabian 16" HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash

16″ Crash Cymbal

  • HHX Evolution O-Zone Series
  • Brilliant finish
  • With 2″ sound holes
  • “Sound holes” deliver an extremely evil sound with an assertive keynote
  • Machine hammered
  • Sabian Tone Projection
  • Fast, sensitive response

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