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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal Brilliant 16 Inches

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      SabianAAX Stage Crash Cymbal
       
      4.8

      (based on 16 reviews)

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      I've had my 18" AAX Stage Crash in brilliant finish for almost two years, and every time I sit down at my kit I'm still so glad I bought it. For starters,...Read complete review

      I've had my 18" AAX Stage Crash in brilliant finish for almost two years, and every time I sit down at my kit I'm still so glad I bought it. For starters, it's extremely versatile. Not too thin, not to thick. I cover a lot of ground- funk and jazzy stuff to death metal- and no matter how hard I hit, it delivers. It feels soft to the stick but projects like a "rock crash" model, without the unwanted metallic overtones and extremely long sustain that sounds like a running faucet. It's pitch is just right, brighter than HH and HHX models, but smoother than the standard AA's. The price tag doesn't hurt for a professional-level crash. I'll honestly admit that this is my favorite crash I've ever owned and one of the best I've ever heard. Period.

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      Disappointing...may as well save $$ and get B8s

      This is from no newbie, been playing 43 years and had a lot of cymbals from B8s to Ks. I was going to switch from A Customs to 16" and...Read complete review

      This is from no newbie, been playing 43 years and had a lot of cymbals from B8s to Ks. I was going to switch from A Customs to 16" and 18" in these just to have new cymbals and something different to see and play. Glad I didn't get rid of the A Customs before hearing these and returning them. Not sure they even sound as good as B8s. Feel at least medium weight and might sound decent if you're a really hard hitter (I didn't try it) and don't mind breaking sticks on cymbals. Not even close to the league of Zildjians in my book. I also have some Wuhan traditional crashes that sound and play much better. Everyone else is certainly entitled to their own opinion.

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      5.0

      This the good stuff

      By phil

      from New Jersey

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      Pros

      • Explosive Attack

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I have the 16inch stage aax crash this cymbal is very good and has a good response when i hit and doesn't ring to long, that what I like about this crash, the sound is prefect for me

      GREAT PRICE

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      18

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I've had my 18" AAX Stage Crash in brilliant finish for almost two years, and every time I sit down at my kit I'm still so glad I bought it. For starters, it's extremely versatile. Not too thin, not to thick. I cover a lot of ground- funk and jazzy stuff to death metal- and no matter how hard I hit, it delivers. It feels soft to the stick but projects like a "rock crash" model, without the unwanted metallic overtones and extremely long sustain that sounds like a running faucet. It's pitch is just right, brighter than HH and HHX models, but smoother than the standard AA's. The price tag doesn't hurt for a professional-level crash. I'll honestly admit that this is my favorite crash I've ever owned and one of the best I've ever heard. Period.

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      4.0

      Good and Durable

      By Weezer

      from Greenville, NC

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      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I purchased this cymbal a couple of months ago. Very explosive. Has a quicker decay and is a little darker than Sabian AA Mediums. Overall, a great cymbal!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pure and Shimmering...I love it!!

      By TBomb

      from Chicagoland

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      Awesome cymbal!! It sounds so amazing! It was the first good quality cymbal I got. I couldnt afford any before and once I got it I could hardly stand to hear my other cymbals. AAX is known for being strong and durable so the quality is great and its a little cheaper that the same size and quality Zildjian cymbals. Not that I have a problem with Zildjian, I plan on buying an Armand crash eventually, but $20 off is always welcome.

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      (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointing...may as well save $$ and get B8s

      By TBone98

      from Mid-Atlantic US

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      This is from no newbie, been playing 43 years and had a lot of cymbals from B8s to Ks. I was going to switch from A Customs to 16" and 18" in these just to have new cymbals and something different to see and play. Glad I didn't get rid of the A Customs before hearing these and returning them. Not sure they even sound as good as B8s. Feel at least medium weight and might sound decent if you're a really hard hitter (I didn't try it) and don't mind breaking sticks on cymbals. Not even close to the league of Zildjians in my book. I also have some Wuhan traditional crashes that sound and play much better. Everyone else is certainly entitled to their own opinion.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      ONLY THE BEST FROM SABIAN

      By Billy-Qxzq3

      from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I owned this cymbal for about two years before it cracked and broke, I played it about everyday. I play a lot of metal, so i'm a fairly hard hitter. I recorded with it, played it on stage, and it never let me down. I was sad to see this cymbal break, but I replaced it with a Sabian AAX X-Plosion crash wich sounds great aswell.

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      5.0

      Good overall cymbal

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I bought this cymbal 6 years ago and it has been my main hitter through many band practices, shows, recording sessions and the alike. It JUST finally cracked this afternoon. So if that is any testament to durabillity, I am fairly happy. It has good volume, great projection, and is a pretty decent buy for the money. However, if you are a hard hitter, do expect this cymbal to crack eventually. If you have heavy hands, consider a thicker cymbal, but overall I enjoyed it's lifespan.

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      5.0

      Sweet Crash!!!

      By Dan-JaDx6

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I got the 16" . At first I hated but after playing it for a while I started to love it. It sounds great for its purpose (dont expect a ton of versatility). If you get just give it time and you'll love it.

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      5.0

      Great!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      Purely awesome cymbal, if your into any kind of rock its great. Just cus' it's really durable and has an awesome sound. My only advice is to NOT use coloured sticks, it just ends up markin up the cymbal.

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      5.0

      Great cymbal

      Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

      I upgraded from old Zild's ZBT's, could not be happier. It's a bright sound, good volume. For a 16", it will cut, an 18" may be more difficult to get an original first hit to be its full brightness, but possible. I like to use this in contrast with a Sabian HHX model and a Hand Hammered, which I use to get more dark sounds and trash. But, for brightness and tone, this cymbal is well worth the money.

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