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Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal 20" 16 Inches

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The AAX Dark Crash is dramatically dark with a dry, definite decay. An impactful, moody cymbal, it creates a definite presence in any music....Read More

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      Focused on projecting bright, shimmering sounds.

      The AAX Dark Crash is dramatically dark with a dry, definite decay. An impactful, moody cymbal, it creates a definite presence in any music.


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      SabianAAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal
       
      4.7

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      Great Set Of Cymbals

      The Sabian AAX Dark Crashes are all around great crashes. I've owned the 16inch for over two years and even being my only crash when I first bought it, it never broke. A...Read complete review

      The Sabian AAX Dark Crashes are all around great crashes. I've owned the 16inch for over two years and even being my only crash when I first bought it, it never broke. A lot of crashes would crack when being the only thing hit. Now I have the 18inch as well and they really produce nice warm, dark sounds. They don't sound like you're just striking metal but a musical instrument. Hitting them soft or hard doesn't matter they always produce that warm dark tone that is musical and fits many styles. This is definitely a group of cymbals that you could mix in with some HHX or HH. They have that dark quality of the Hand Hammered although they have the tonal response that AAX has. Which is that they always have that nice sound at all volumes. A lot of cymbals only have their best sound when you strike them at the correct volume. SO these are nice cymbals to have.

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      A beautiful sounding crash that sounds like it's hand hammered. Unlike its AAX counterparts, this cymbal is not as bright for obvious reasons and is the only AAX not available in a brilliant...Read complete review

      A beautiful sounding crash that sounds like it's hand hammered. Unlike its AAX counterparts, this cymbal is not as bright for obvious reasons and is the only AAX not available in a brilliant finish. If you like to hit hard, keep in mind that it's a thin crash. Still use it but I wouldn't use it as a main crash. I use it for more subtle areas of the music because it's very warm in comparison to my AAX Stage cymbals. It's not overbearing and offers a smooth, fairly lengthysustain. Probably better suited for jazz or softer playing but also adds a nice variety in loud music when hit harder.

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      4.0

      (17'') Dark, warm, and dry.

      By RhymesWithFeisty

      from Spartanburg, SC

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I have owned the 17-inch version of this cymbal for about 6 months now. I have it in the traditional finish. I have found that the cymbal is simply not appropriate for continuo. You really wouldn't want to ride this things for measures on end. It's much more suitable as a fast or accent crash. The sound is just too low-pitched and not bright enough to use as a primary crash (plus, it's really thin). When used appropriately, it definitely sets a mood in darker or more mellow music. The bell is excellent as well.

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      5.0

      decent crash !

      By classic sticks

      from Seattle, WA

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      Tonally it fits in between my 17" K Hybrid crashand my 19" AAX Studio crash with a slightly longer wash than the "K" but slightly less than the Studio. It has a nice bell for accents and stickwork. K Zildjians are known for their Darkness and smooth Jazzy sound, however the Sabians although not as crisp and clean as the "K's" they are very close for less money. If you can't justify the xtra expense for "K's" these are a more affordable alternative. I have 4 "K's" (16"&17"hybrids,18"Dark,and 20"hybrid ride)and 2 Sabians(18"dark,and 19"studio crashes) and they blend very well together.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Set Of Cymbals

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      The Sabian AAX Dark Crashes are all around great crashes. I've owned the 16inch for over two years and even being my only crash when I first bought it, it never broke. A lot of crashes would crack when being the only thing hit. Now I have the 18inch as well and they really produce nice warm, dark sounds. They don't sound like you're just striking metal but a musical instrument. Hitting them soft or hard doesn't matter they always produce that warm dark tone that is musical and fits many styles. This is definitely a group of cymbals that you could mix in with some HHX or HH. They have that dark quality of the Hand Hammered although they have the tonal response that AAX has. Which is that they always have that nice sound at all volumes. A lot of cymbals only have their best sound when you strike them at the correct volume. SO these are nice cymbals to have.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An amazing cymbal...

      By Whtie|Lilac

      from California

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I have the 19" version and what a cymbal this is. The bell is a decent size, and decay is beautiful. The volume is quite loud, it screams through both guitarist. I have many different classes of Sabian on my kit to create a pure amazing mixture of cymbals. If your looking for a loud, great to ride of and accents you wont be dissapointed.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      5 years

      By jam-p9Bnq

      from Arizona

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I bought the 16inch 5 years ago and last week I cracked it. I am in an active heavy rock band and it lasted this long. So if you want a nice warm yet bright sound that will last you for 5 years buy this one. I recomend it for heavier music. I am about to buy another one

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      5.0

      Excellent 2nd or fast crash

      By V-man FL

      from Cape Coral, FL

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I bought this cymbal about a month ago and love it. It has an awesome fast decay and is perfect for fills. It's brighter sounding as any crash I've ever owned. I use it as a fast crash and I can confidently say it was worth the money.

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Be careful

      By Jimthe drummer1963

      from Beverly NJ

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      This item is not like most of Sabian's awesomecymbals. It is as they say a moody one. I have numerous AA and AAX's that I love, however the 17 Inch dark crash isn't quite what I expected. My favorite is the 16" AA Med Crash, and the 14, 15, 17, inch AAX Explosion.

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      5.0

      STANDS STRONG!!

      By migueldatwinky

      from SOUTH CENTRAL LA CA

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      I bought the 16in a couple months ago and its still holding up good so far. Of course i bought it with its warranty so i have the liberty of beating it real bad. Its been several monthsof punishment and still no stress cracks.Clear sound, good decay and of course great forstomp/ breakdown riffs! i love it!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AAX Dark Crash

      By kmartin4

      from Illinois

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      Owned 17" in natural finish for about two years now. It is my favorite crash in my set-up. Responds very quickly with good saturation and sticking is well-defined. It would probably serve well as an alternate ride in the larger sizes(18,19,20). Works well with all types of music. Overall, great cymbal but that is expected from SABIAN.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Good Cymbals

      By Christian--vY6C

      from Cranston, Rhode Island

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Dark Crash Cymbal:

      i got an 18" a whiiiile back, and i loved it. I sounded so rediculous with my 18" A custom. the only bad thing, is, it breaks too easy, i went through like 4 of these in a year (i had a warranty though, so i was all set, haha)overall these things are amazing. i will never stop buying these. peace.-C.S.

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