Top 18 Crash Cymbals
Top 18 Crash Cymbals

Top 30+ 18″ Crash Cymbals 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 30 18″ Crash Cymbals

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  1. Paiste 2002 Classic 18″ Crash
  2. Millenium 18″ Hermann Schick Signature
  3. Meinl 18″ Byzance Dual Crash
  4. Meinl 18″ Byzance Sand Thin Crash
  5. Zildjian 18″ K-Custom Hybrid Crash
  6. Sabian 18″ AAX O-Zone Crash
  7. Paiste 18″ Signature Dark Energy MK1
  8. Zildjian 18″ A-Custom Fast Crash Brill.
  9. Meinl Pure Alloy 18″ Medium Crash
  10. Zildjian 18″ A-Series Thin Crash
  11. Paiste 18″ Rude Thin Crash
  12. Paiste 18″ Reflector Heavy Full Crash
  13. UFIP 18″ Class Series Crash Medium
  14. Meinl 18″ Byzance Thin Crash
  15. Sabian 18″ AAX Freq Crash
  16. Zildjian 18″ K-Custom Fast Crash
  17. Meinl 18″Byzance J. Extra Thin Crash
  18. Paiste 18″ Signature Power Crash
  19. Paiste 2002 Classic 18″ Medium Crash
  20. Zildjian 18″ A-Custom Medium Crash
  21. Zildjian 18″ K Sweet Crash
  22. Sabian 18″ HHX Plosion Crash
  23. Meinl 18″ Byzance Extra Dry T. Crash
  24. Sabian 18″ XSR Fast Crash
  25. Zildjian 18″ K-Series EFX
  26. Sabian 18″ AA Rock Crash
  27. Zildjian 18″ K Constantinople Crash
  28. Zultan 18″ Dune Trash Crash
  29. Zildjian 18″ Low Volume Crash / Ride
  30. Paiste 18″ 2002 Extreme Crash

1. Paiste 2002 Classic 18″ Crash

Paiste 2002 Classic 18" Crash

Paiste 2002 Classic Series

  • 18″ Crash
  • Bright, warm, full sound
  • Defined sound
  • Even sustain
  • Versatile crash cymbal
  • The definitive Classic Crash sound

2. Millenium 18″ Hermann Schick Signature

Millenium 18" Hermann Schick Signature

18″ Signature Crash/Ride Cymbal

  • Hermann Schick – Allgäu6
  • In close collaboration with the drummer of Allgäu6, a cymbal was created for all fans of brass music
  • A clear, powerful crash sound is “bathed” in a full, filling, clear and highly responsive ride sound
  • Ideal choice for brass musicians, modern folk musicians and traditional music clubs

3. Meinl 18″ Byzance Dual Crash

Meinl 18" Byzance Dual Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • Byzance series
  • B18DUC
  • Extra dry (natural) and brilliant finish
  • Material: B20 Bronze
  • Hand hammered
  • Exciting contrast between extra dry and brilliant finish through the combination of hammering and turning
  • Thin, fast decaying cymbal with moderate sustain
  • Two playing areas for riding and crashing

4. Meinl 18″ Byzance Sand Thin Crash

Meinl 18" Byzance Sand Thin Crash

Benny Greb Signature Crash Cymbals

  • Warm, soft crash sound
  • Vintage sound characteristics
  • Sandblasted cymbal surface
  • Special engraved Benny Greb Logo

5. Zildjian 18″ K-Custom Hybrid Crash

Zildjian 18" K-Custom Hybrid Crash

18″ Hybrid Crash

  • K-Custom
  • Regular surface finish
  • Brillant inside finish
  • Manufactured according to the specifications of Akira Jimbo
  • The crash combines a dark yet brilliant sounding crash sound

6. Sabian 18″ AAX O-Zone Crash

Sabian 18" AAX O-Zone Crash

18″ Crash Cymbal

Following the success of the HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash, Sabian has introduced the AAX O-Zone Crash. Featuring the innovative multi-hole O-Zone design created by the award-winning company, the AAX O-Zone Crash cymbal is a thin, highly responsive model available in three sizes: 16″, 18″, and 20″. The 16″ is perforated by six 1-1/2″ holes, the 18″ and 20″ by eight 1-1/2″ holes.

Removing such a substantial amount of metal to create these holes reduces the weight of the cymbal and reduces tension in the metal, thereby accelerating its response rate, for faster, fuller crashing. And while AAX crashes are known for their bright, shimmering sound, the holes in the AAX O-Zone Crash affect the movement of vibrations through the metal to introduce a degree of dark agitation to the sound. This produces a response that is a combination crash and Chinese cymbal.

This model, like the darker sounding HHX Evolution O-Zone, is so responsive as a crash and for crescendos that it can be played by stick, mallet or hand, making it ideal for drummers and percussionists playing any style of music.

Like all Sabian AAX cymbals the AAX O-Zone Crash is hand crafted from Sabian’s secret process B20 “cast” bronze, a combination of 80% copper with silver and 20% tin. A proprietary hand-guided hammering process and hand lathing combine to give this and all AAX cymbals a crisp, clean and clear sound at all volumes.

  • AAX O-Zone Model
  • Brillant finish
  • Multi-Hole O-Zone Design
  • Thin and ultra-responsive
  • Fine, clear and powerful sound at all volume levels

7. Paiste 18″ Signature Dark Energy MK1

Paiste 18" Signature Dark Energy MK1

Dark Energy Splash

  • Mark I
  • Size: 18″
  • Dark body
  • Full frequency spectrum
  • Brilliant trebles
  • Very wide range
  • Direct sensitive response
  • Strong attack
  • Balanced sustain
  • This splash combines silky and soft qualities with energy and charisma
  • Extremely versatile application
  • Also for classic range as “suspended cymbal” with mallet

8. Zildjian 18″ A-Custom Fast Crash Brill.

Zildjian 18" A-Custom Fast Crash Brill.

Fast Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • A Custom Series
  • Brilliant finish
  • Wide, yet open and controlled crash cymbal
  • Extremely short sustain
  • Slightly thinner than the Custom Crashes

9. Meinl Pure Alloy 18″ Medium Crash

Meinl Pure Alloy 18" Medium Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Medium
  • Size: 18″
  • Pure Alloy Series
  • Finish: Traditional
  • Machined high-tech hammering
  • Versatile cymbal with a clear and assertive yet warm sound

10. Zildjian 18″ A-Series Thin Crash

Zildjian 18" A-Series Thin Crash

Thin Crash

  • Size: 18″
  • Regular model
  • Fast, bright, lively
  • Very effective

11. Paiste 18″ Rude Thin Crash

Paiste 18" Rude Thin Crash

Thin Crash

  • Rude Series
  • Size: 18″
  • Full, dark, energetic tone with a brilliant overtone
  • Extremely flexible
  • With a compact base tone
  • Fast response, explosive
  • Short decay time

12. Paiste 18″ Reflector Heavy Full Crash

Paiste 18" Reflector Heavy Full Crash

18″ Heavy full crash

  • Signature Line Reflector Series
  • A slightly deeper basic colour, resulting in a slightly darker overall sound
  • Wider frequency range
  • Clean frequency mixing
  • Clearer stick attack
  • Crash feels softer and more controlled
  • Dynamic intensity

13. UFIP 18″ Class Series Crash Medium

UFIP 18" Class Series Crash Medium

18″ Crash

  • Class series
  • Medium
  • The UFIP Class Series cymbals always have something more: more volume, better on stage, warmer tones and a complete and dynamic range.
  • Very flexible in pop, jazz, rock or metal

14. Meinl 18″ Byzance Thin Crash

Meinl 18" Byzance Thin Crash

Thin Crash Cymbal

  • Byzance series
  • Traditional finish
  • Size: 18″
  • Hand produced produced in Turkey
  • Refined and revised by Meinl
  • Lightweight, blurring and dark in its the frequency range Crash Cymbals
  • Soft attack and pleasant short sustain

15. Sabian 18″ AAX Freq Crash

Sabian 18" AAX Freq Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • Natural
  • Explosive crash cymbal with loud, penetrating and open sound
  • Winner of the Sabian Cymbal Vote 2013

16. Zildjian 18″ K-Custom Fast Crash

Zildjian 18" K-Custom Fast Crash

18″ Fast Crash Cymbals

  • K-Custom Series
  • Brilliant finish
  • K Custom Crash with new bell design
  • Faster decay and more explosive response than the regular K Custom Crashes

17. Meinl 18″Byzance J. Extra Thin Crash

Meinl 18"Byzance J. Extra Thin Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Byzance series
  • Size: 18″
  • Extra thin jazz model (brilliant)
  • Fast and explosive response
  • Very quiet cymbal with dynamic response and moderate sustain
  • Material: B20 Bronze, hand-hammered

18. Paiste 18″ Signature Power Crash

Paiste 18" Signature Power Crash

Paiste Signature Line

  • 18″ Power crash

On the way to an optimal cymbal sound, a special Paiste sound alloy from patented bronze was developed for the Signature series. The results are instruments that have been gaining recognition since their introduction in 1989, and have proven themselves both in the studio and live. The sound has a high expressive power and can be described as filigree, transparent, musical, emotional and colourful.

The Power Crash is the heaviest crash in the Signature line and offers the strongest crash sound and the longest sustain. All in all, higher in pitch and well suited for noisy situations where projection is needed.


19. Paiste 2002 Classic 18″ Medium Crash

Paiste 2002 Classic 18" Medium Crash

18″ Crash

Bright and explosive with a full body that carries well. Very dynamic and powerful, with immediate reaction. A good all-round crash.

  • Paiste 2002 Series
  • Designed for live and studio applications
  • Made of a special CuSn8 alloy
  • Explosive, dynamic, powerful
  • Reacts without delay

20. Zildjian 18″ A-Custom Medium Crash

Zildjian 18" A-Custom Medium Crash

18″ Medium Crash

  • “A-Custom” series
  • Brillant finish
  • Natural and bright
  • The “thickest” Crash Cymbals in the A Custom series
  • Fast response
  • Warm, round, soft decay

21. Zildjian 18″ K Sweet Crash

Zildjian 18" K Sweet Crash

Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • K-series
  • Dark and fast responding cymbal
  • “Random hammering”
  • Warm and round sound

22. Sabian 18″ HHX Plosion Crash

Sabian 18" HHX Plosion Crash

18″ Crash Cymbal

  • HHXplosion series
  • Brilliant finish
  • Developed by Dave Weckl
  • Hand-hammered from B20 bronze
  • Clear, clean, defined cymbal sound
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Suitable for all music styles

23. Meinl 18″ Byzance Extra Dry T. Crash

Meinl 18" Byzance Extra Dry T. Crash

Thin Crash Cymbal

  • Byzance series
  • Size: 18″
  • Extra dry thin crash
  • Extra dry (natural) version
  • Very thin, fast decaying cymbal with moderate sustain
  • Material: B20 Bronze, hand hammered

24. Sabian 18″ XSR Fast Crash

Sabian 18" XSR Fast Crash

Fast Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • XSR Series
  • Material: B20 bronze
  • Brilliant finish
  • Thinner cymbal with a good degree of sensitivity
  • Universal in its use

25. Zildjian 18″ K-Series EFX

Zildjian 18" K-Series EFX

Effect Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • K Series EFX
  • K0888
  • Regular finish
  • B20 Bronze alloy
  • Striking as a result of its the unique appearance of the laser openings and holes
  • Fast, dry, dark and trashy sound
  • Explosive attack and short sustain

26. Sabian 18″ AA Rock Crash

Sabian 18" AA Rock Crash

Crash Cymbal

SABIAN AA cymbals are made of 80% copper and 20% tin. The process of manufacutring the cymbal starts by rolling the starting cymbal blank in up to 8 different directions, with the end result being a very high degree of flexibility. The bell and curvature are formed via a press and a shallow, round blank. Subsequently, the cymbal is mechanically hammered and turned by hand. This gives each cymbal its own individual sound qualities.

  • Size: 18″
  • AA Series
  • Rock crash
  • Brilliant finish
  • Explosive and powerful crash cymbal
  • A high volume is one of the strengths of this cymbal, with power and energy being some of the others

27. Zildjian 18″ K Constantinople Crash

Zildjian 18" K Constantinople Crash

18″ Crash Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • K Constantinople Series
  • Traditional finish
  • A wonderful, dark and warm sound
  • Dry overtones and a soft decay
  • Quick response with an exceptional vintage feel

28. Zultan 18″ Dune Trash Crash

Zultan 18" Dune Trash Crash

Zultan 18″ 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


29. Zildjian 18″ Low Volume Crash / Ride

Zildjian 18" Low Volume Crash / Ride

Low Volume Crash / Ride Cymbal

  • Size: 18″
  • Cymbal up to 80% quieter
  • Ideal for drummers who want to combine the authentic touch with quiet practice
  • Great for practice rooms, unplugged gigs or situations where playing quietly is necessary

30. Paiste 18″ 2002 Extreme Crash

Paiste 18" 2002 Extreme Crash

Paiste 18″ 2002 Extreme Crash, material: CuSn8 bronze, bright and cutting attack, warm and very loud crash sound, improved durability, perfect for heavy-hitters,


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