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Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal  21 Inches

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      Sounds so good in just about any style of music.

      The ultimate balance of bright stick definition and controlled wash. Highly effective and versatile.


      Order today and experience a new quality in your playing.

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      SabianAAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal
       
      4.7

      (based on 18 reviews)

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      closest u may ever get to

      For 10 years i had used a 21" full ride by a Swedish manufacturer. It was an amazing cymbal but extremely loud. When it finally cracked i needed something to tie me...Read complete review

      For 10 years i had used a 21" full ride by a Swedish manufacturer. It was an amazing cymbal but extremely loud. When it finally cracked i needed something to tie me over so when a Sabian 20" stage ride came across my path so i picked it up with the intention that "i will use this until i can afford another like my last one". boy was i wrong! I didnt fall in love right away but the more i played it the more i leaned what a good ride should sound like. Not and overpowering wall of sound whenever you hit the chorus but a blending lift that fits in with the rest of you kit without taking over. Its medium in weight so it can be crashed. The bell looks a bit small but doesn't sound it. As the the name STAGE RIDE suggests you could think it would have a dominant commanding sound on stage. i have found quite the opposite. To be honest it is very well mannered cymbal. My only complaint is that it may be a little too well balanced. Such a perfect blend of ping, wash, crash, gong, bright but in no way sharp that it almost lacks character...

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      This ride is, without a doubt, very nice and high quality. Although I would not choose it as my first pick. First off, it has a lot of overtone to it, and...Read complete review

      This ride is, without a doubt, very nice and high quality. Although I would not choose it as my first pick. First off, it has a lot of overtone to it, and it is not very pingy. The bell is very small and weak, providing a very minimal ping. This cymbal would probably work best for jazz players, but for those heavy/death metal players, you could definitely find a better choice.

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      4.0

      closest u may ever get to

      By Senor Mistakes

      from Tauranga, New Zealand or Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Full Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

          For 10 years i had used a 21" full ride by a Swedish manufacturer. It was an amazing cymbal but extremely loud. When it finally cracked i needed something to tie me over so when a Sabian 20" stage ride came across my path so i picked it up with the intention that "i will use this until i can afford another like my last one". boy was i wrong! I didnt fall in love right away but the more i played it the more i leaned what a good ride should sound like. Not and overpowering wall of sound whenever you hit the chorus but a blending lift that fits in with the rest of you kit without taking over. Its medium in weight so it can be crashed. The bell looks a bit small but doesn't sound it. As the the name STAGE RIDE suggests you could think it would have a dominant commanding sound on stage. i have found quite the opposite. To be honest it is very well mannered cymbal. My only complaint is that it may be a little too well balanced. Such a perfect blend of ping, wash, crash, gong, bright but in no way sharp that it almost lacks character...

          almost...

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          5.0

          This thing is a winner

          By drumjunky

          from Greensboro, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            I went through many rides trying to find the sound I was hearing in my head. I had many fancier models from Zildjian and Sabian. This is the one I heard someone playing (the 21" natural finish), and went, thats it! That's the one. It just has the sweetest sound with wood and nylon tips, excellent crashability, decent bell, and is very dynamic. I use it for funk, jazz, and rock. Such a simple looking cymbal, no fancy raw metal or lathing and hammering, but trust me, this is the one.

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            5.0

            Pretty fantastic cymbal

            By Nate Ray

            from Phoenix, AZ

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            I bought the 21 inch natural finish Sabain AAX Stage ride and it sounds very good as a ride cymbal and can be crashed on quite nicely. I play in a pop-punk band so i crash on it a lot. Souds amazing. All of my Sabian AAX Stage series cymbals have worn well and still sound good after all of the pounding. Great price for the quality and performance it gives!

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            5.0

            Nice ride

            By Kyle Sharpe

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            I bought this ride yesterday before my metal band's show yesterday and right off the bat i loved it. it has a very controllable amount of wash. its very pingy, the bell cuts and its very crashable. very happy

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            3.0

            Do you want over tones

            By Coldtoke

            from Canada

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            I found this cymbal didnt compare to the 22"Paragon that I am using. It didnt have the response or as much colour or overtones I cant see why you would need any muffling on this cymbal.

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            5.0

            Ping, wash, and definition

            By JSK

            from Canada

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            I've owned a 20" for 8 years now, and it gets better with age. The stick definition is unbelievable, the bell cuts through any decibel level, and the bow can crash and wash with the best of them. Brush it for jazz, or smash it for metal, it will suit you fine.

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            5.0

            AWESOME RIDE

            By desquidulator3000

            from up my arse

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            This ride is amazing. Ive had it for a few years now and it sounds fantastic. it suits any type of music, from light jazz to heavy metal. Get this ride, you will not be disapointed!

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            5.0

            Great Ride

            By drummerboy180

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            This is the best ride I have ever used. It can be used for mostly any type of music. It has a good ring after the hit. The bell has a nice ping to it. I would strongly recommend this ride.

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            5.0

            Best ride ever

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            Recently my school had purchased this ride over the summer, and although I am a zildjian fan, this ride is amazing. It has a brilliant sound that will mix in with anything and it has perfect bell with a nice ping and is definatly worth the price

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            5.0

            Overall Amazing!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Sabian AAX Series Stage Ride Cymbal:

            This is the best ride I've ever owned. I've played many styles in my years. I went through metal, rock, jazz, funk. This cymbal fits it all. It isnt to defined unless you ride up near the bell. It is loud enough behind a band of guitars, basses, keyboards, back up singers, you name it. It has a nice wash to ride on and for soft subtle times that precision you need. Along with a A Custom Crash it sounds at its best. Im not a only sabian or only zildjian they both make great cymbals but as of rides zildjian doesnt compete.

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