Product Description


Artist PC16 Preface Series 16 Inch Crash Cymbal

Artist cymbals are made using a combination of quality craftsmanship plus tried and tested lathing and hammering techniques to produce the best sounding cymbals at the fairest prices you'll find. You have to hear these to believe the quality.

The Preface Series is a good option for upgrading your factory cymbals or adding to your setup. These are like the little brother to our Medium Series, being a similar thickness and lathing pattern they'll give a fast, bright sound. Good for all styles from Jazz to Metal, these are priced to be an affordable upgrade.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: PC16

Material: Brass (62% Copper & 38 % Zinc)

Size:16 inch


Reviews (6)

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By: on 6 February 2024
I brought this to replace my 2 year old thin crash symbol Bent and buckled with in 3days not that strong but still work

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Great value for what it is

By: on 28 October 2021
Excellent value cymbal - doesn't sound like a zildjian k series - but also doesn't cost like one. Bought to replace a relentlessly cracking cymbal - and has lasted really well to date. Would have no hesitation getting another of these. Outstanding value - really zero issues, zero complaints.

PC16 crash cymbal.

By: on 20 February 2020
see as for PHH14 high hats. Not a pro cymbal, but ideal for beginner.


By: on 27 June 2019
Way better than expected, exactly the tone I was looking for to add to my kit.


By: on 4 February 2019
Although these are certainly good for beginners and first kits, I wouldn't agree that they're good for upgrades as mentioned in the description

Artist PC16 Preface 16" Crash cymbal

By: on 23 November 2017
Adequate entry level cymbal for beginners. Not the greatest sound, but you get what you pay for, and this is certainly affordable.

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