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Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal   

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Bold new design features large bell, medium flange, and reduced bow area for louder response, aggressive presence, and extreme attack....Read More

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A violent cymbal.

Bold new design features large bell, medium flange, and reduced bow area for louder response, aggressive presence, and extreme attack.


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SabianAA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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Incredible!

I play a variety but my band is metal. This has a perfect sound for metal or any style you want to use a big China in, just don't hit it as hard because...Read complete review

I play a variety but my band is metal. This has a perfect sound for metal or any style you want to use a big China in, just don't hit it as hard because it is loud! I don't break cymbals anymore because of my technique and I'm not that hard of a hitter, so I don't think it would ever break on me like some people say. The best deal I've got for a cymbal! Get it while it's on sale!

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poor quality

i received a brand new sabian metal x china cymbal and within 2 weeks it had two cracks in it. i returned it to sabian and they replaced it with a brand new one. ...Read complete review

i received a brand new sabian metal x china cymbal and within 2 weeks it had two cracks in it. i returned it to sabian and they replaced it with a brand new one. this one has now got a crack in it in three months...just after the warranty ran out. for the price i would expect it hold up stronger than it did. very disappointed in what i thought was a good product.

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5.0

Death Sound

By Metal player learning jazz

from Orange County CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

      20" - big bad china. swift response, somewhat long decay

       
      5.0

      Incredible!

      By Jeffcorpse

      from Owensboro KY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Loud Great Sabian Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Metal

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        I play a variety but my band is metal. This has a perfect sound for metal or any style you want to use a big China in, just don't hit it as hard because it is loud! I don't break cymbals anymore because of my technique and I'm not that hard of a hitter, so I don't think it would ever break on me like some people say. The best deal I've got for a cymbal! Get it while it's on sale!

         
        4.0

        Awesome at first,,,,,,

        By PokemonMasterTB

        from West Virginia

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        I played the 18'' version of this cymbal in a music store and fell in love with the sound. It has an awesome low trashy sound to it. Ive read reviews about these things cracking on people, but i never thought thatd happen to me, but i got a warranty just in case. after about 1 1/2 months of use, right in the middle of a prettyn important show....it freakin cracked in 4 places on me. If you get this beauty, do yourself a favor and get the warranty. Other than the cracking problem though id reccomend this cymal, its nice for accents, riding on, and the best cymabsl ever made for breakdowns.

         
        5.0

        best china ever!!!!

        By johnnyboy-2Y2yU

        from Kane, PA

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        I have played this china before, and knew I just had to get it. I got the 18 inch version, and let me tell you, it is hands down the best china ever.I play it upside down, and hitting the very edge gives a deep, trashy, explosive sound. Hitting the inner edge of the china's flange (I'm not good with drum terminology haha) gives an awesome trashy metallic kind of sound. If you play any sort of music besides rock or metal, that's fine, because although the name says METAL-x, its great for other applications. Well, that's it. I'm hooked on metal-x from now on!!!

         
        5.0

        Sabian AA Metal-X 18

        By Jack Valentine

        from San Antonio

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        Let me start off by saying that, you are taking a risk when buying ANY china and that no china sounds exactly the same. That being said, this is one of the only china's that having broken on me in a year. I own three of them (two 18" and 1 20"), I use two on one set (18" and 20") and one on another (18"). This particular china gives a VERY loud, trashy sound. If loud and trashy isn't your thing, look somewhere else. Also, for the sake of comparison, it isn't as trashy as the Carmine Appice Signature China, which I also highly recommend.

         
        5.0

        Metal X China

        By starclassic_drums

        from Iowa

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        I have used the 20" Sabian Metal X China for a couple of years now. I have used it for live performances and recordings and the results have always been good. It is a very brutal sounding and is LOUD, it will never have a problem cutting through your mix. Durability is good, mine has not cracked once, considering my other chinas before this met their demise quickly under the same conditions. A+

         
        5.0

        The shizznit!!!

        By John-d23-U

        from Lynnwood, WA

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        I love this china cymbal!! I bought it used, almost a year ago, and it is still in perfect (for used) condition! I use this china a lot for breakdowns and everything, and it is HIGHLY DURABLE! If you want a China, get this one, and if not this exact one, get a Sabian.

         
        5.0

        Maarkaald

        By Face Man

        from england

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        This cymbal is great. I have a 20"er, and aside from a tiny warp on the flange it's in perfect condition after 3 months of playing. And that was a defect it had when it arrived!They sound great. Fat and trashy with lots of volume and attack. Plus they make a lovely 'pwaaaahhhhsh' sound if you use mallets on it. Get it, I say!

         
        5.0

        Good Chinese

        By DrummerEH

        from Ill.

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        I got this about a year ago and love it, Great trashy sound.

         
        4.0

        Heavier than expected

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Sabian AA Metal-X Chinese Cymbal:

        Though the Metal-x crashes and splashes are amazing, I didn't like the chinese. It supposedly a thin weight model, but it seemed much heavier and more cumbersome than other thin chinas that I have. I didn't like how it responded and it was very direct sounding, almost more of a mini chinese-type sound. It was loud, though.

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