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Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal

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Explosive, full-response sound that's rich with bright, high-end tones for increased cutting power. High-gloss brilliant finish. AAX delivers pure, b...Click To Read More About This Product

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A crash that WILL be heard!

Explosive, full-response sound that's rich with bright, high-end tones for increased cutting power. High-gloss brilliant finish.

AAX delivers pure, bright shimmering tones. Like stainless steel, AAX is cool, modern, and extremely efficient. Tap with your finger or thrash with a stick, Auto-Focus Response maximizes sensitivity, equalizes high- and low-pitch levels, and purifies sounds by filtering out conflicting overtones.


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SabianAAX Stage Crash Cymbal
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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18

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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

18

By benthekilla

from Iowa

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

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

By TBone98

from Mid-Atlantic US

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ONLY THE BEST FROM SABIAN

By Billy-Qxzq3

from Nova Scotia, Canada

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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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Cymbal

By GMF

from Missouri

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Metal

    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    I have the 18" brilliant version of this and it is easily my favorite crash. It works great as just a crash, but it really shines through on prolonged hitting (not rolls). Its got a great attack, really bright sound, and doesn't have too much after ring.
    Way better than the Xplosion cymbals

     
    5.0

    This the good stuff

    By phil

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    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

     
    5.0

    Sabian's Rock

    By Boo Man 51

    from Salem, OH

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    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    I just recieved an 18" stage crash and am extremly pleased. It has very good tonal quality and is good on sustain. I used it on a blues song as a ride and it sounded great. This added a very unique voice to my set. Sabian, keep up the great work!!! I replaced a 14 year old cymbal with this Stage crash and will let other drummers know Sabians are very good products.

     
    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!

     
    5.0

    Great Cymbal, Until It Cracks that is.

    By LumpyFoSho420

    from Newburgh, Ny

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    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    I bought this cymbal in its 16 inch version about 1 year ago, and it sounded absolutely amazing until the day it cracked. I was very sad on that day. However, this cymbal held up very well through countless shows, recording sessions, and countless band practice's. I would refer anyone to buy this cymbal, but I would also advise them to be gentle with it, because it WILL crack. Nevertheless, a good buy.

     
    5.0

    Great cymbal

    By MRAdrums

    from NC

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    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.

     
    5.0

    Incredible cymbal

    By TaylorGuy09

    from Garden Grove, CA

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    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    I got this beauty about 4 years ago, when it was a lot cheaper. This sound is incredible! It has a very warm and focused sound, and responds to any volume of playing. I play modern contemporary worship (Chris Tomlin, Hill song) and the cymbal opens up so well. Compared to a Zildjian A, this cymbal has much better sound, as it isn't as bright and biting as the Zildjian. Highly recommended!!

     
    5.0

    excellent!!

    By a lovely lad!!

    from dublin

    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    excellent cymbal!it sounds brilliant and sounds good in any style of music it is also very durable so i would recommend to hard hitters. i have both 16", 18" stage crashes and im very happy with them. highly recommend!!

     
    5.0

    great

    By This doesn't matter

    from CANADA

    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    This ride has great stick definition (makes a nice ping) and creates a nice shimmering wash, plus the bell cut though all the time. i smash this ride very hard i'm and never worried about it breaking. I love this ride but this is only my opinion.If you play metal you should consider the aax metal ride instead.

     
    5.0

    Great crashes

    By MeridiansDRUMMER

    from Pittsburgh, PA

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    Comments about Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal:

    I own both a 17" and 18" version of this crash, because it is exactly what is needed in a crash cymbal. It cuts through the mix, while still being very musical at lower volumes, it responds to the lightest tap or the hardest smash. I've never been more happy with a set of crashes, the are much smoother that either the Zildjian A, A Custom, or K that I have owned before!

     
    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.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pure and Shimmering...I love it!!

    By TBomb

    from Chicagoland

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    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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