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Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats   

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Like stainless steel, AAX is cool, modern, and extremely efficient. With its streamlined design and sound-shaping Auto-Focus Response feature, AAX is...Read More

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Bright shimmering tones from one of the world's greatest cymbal manufacturers.

Like stainless steel, AAX is cool, modern, and extremely efficient. With its streamlined design and sound-shaping Auto-Focus Response feature, AAX is Sabian's ultimate breakthrough in modern cymbal making. 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.

FEATURES
  • B 20 bronze
  • Streamlined design

Get these in your kit now. You'll be blown away by the brilliance they add to your playing.

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SabianAAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (19)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats 15

I tried the 14 inch at Guitar center they wern't for me to bright and quiet. I play 15 Paiste sound edge blck label but they cracked near edge as did 14 sound edge...Read complete review

I tried the 14 inch at Guitar center they wern't for me to bright and quiet. I play 15 Paiste sound edge blck label but they cracked near edge as did 14 sound edge the 15 inch Sabians were close as I could find to that sound but in 15" sounded better. Stick definition clear on every note. i had to experiment to find right adjustment for me loosen top nut and open hats a bit more. The chick isn't as loud but the wash is amazing. i finally have that Buddy Rich sound. i don't play that style all hard rock & metal but love that sound. Crisp/bright pitch. You will love them. Bought mine used from music store for 1/2 retail so great deal

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Best I Ever Had

When I first placed the "13 hats on the stand and let them click, my Minister of Music immediately turned around in amazement. I looked back with the same look. These hats...Read complete review

When I first placed the "13 hats on the stand and let them click, my Minister of Music immediately turned around in amazement. I looked back with the same look. These hats have an awesome sound. The waves on the bottom hat release the air that sometimes gets trapped in the hats and allows for a crisp click and a ripply open hat sound. Because I have the smaller version, they are higher in tone than I'm used to, but I can definitely see myself getting used to it. I also do not struggle with volume. These things are clear, crisp, and loud. They are the best that I've ever heard. If you're considering, look no further. These will not dissapoint.
Wavy bottom designed to release air
At this price...you better believe they're quality and can withstand a beating.

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5.0

Pretty sweet sounding

By micheldb

from Orlando, FL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

    I am a very beginner drummer. I've had some Meinl HCS hi-hats and they never sounded right to me. Although, everyone seems to like them for the price....they are strictly that.....nice for the price. As soon as I hit these 14" Sabian AAX-X-Celerators, I was like wow, what a difference. They sound so nice, clean, crisp, sweet. I used to hate using my drum set because of my old Meinl hi-hats, now I love hearing the sound of these. They are in a completely different level. You can't go wrong with these.

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By LittleDrummerBoy

    from Byron, GA

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    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

      I bought the 14" ones after hearing them played live and was fortunate to try before buying. They take a little getting used to and in my first gig was playing them too hard so had to consciously back off has they are so crisp with magnificent cut-through. They are so versatile and sound just as good playing soft country to hard rock. Love them!

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      5.0

      AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats 15

      By Tyrant

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Cleanbright
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        I tried the 14 inch at Guitar center they wern't for me to bright and quiet. I play 15 Paiste sound edge blck label but they cracked near edge as did 14 sound edge the 15 inch Sabians were close as I could find to that sound but in 15" sounded better. Stick definition clear on every note. i had to experiment to find right adjustment for me loosen top nut and open hats a bit more. The chick isn't as loud but the wash is amazing. i finally have that Buddy Rich sound. i don't play that style all hard rock & metal but love that sound. Crisp/bright pitch. You will love them. Bought mine used from music store for 1/2 retail so great deal

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Best I Ever Had

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        When I first placed the "13 hats on the stand and let them click, my Minister of Music immediately turned around in amazement. I looked back with the same look. These hats have an awesome sound. The waves on the bottom hat release the air that sometimes gets trapped in the hats and allows for a crisp click and a ripply open hat sound. Because I have the smaller version, they are higher in tone than I'm used to, but I can definitely see myself getting used to it. I also do not struggle with volume. These things are clear, crisp, and loud. They are the best that I've ever heard. If you're considering, look no further. These will not dissapoint.
        Wavy bottom designed to release air
        At this price...you better believe they're quality and can withstand a beating.

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        5.0

        You should really read this review.

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        You know it is good if it says AAX.
        Rediculous features. Love the wavy bottom to let air escape to get the tight, crispy closed sound that everybody wants. It helps that the bottom is a lot thicker than the top, too. Also, something about the top cymbal makes it sound a little controlled. Meaning, that it won't sound like a freakin terrible crash/splash hybrid when played open. Mhmm.
        Looks beautiful. Sounds beautiful.
        Ehhhh, I really thought it was a steal, but I also got them for a really low price. Therefore, you should definately save up. My friend recently got the Meinl Byzance Dark hats, and I think these blow them outta the water.

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        5.0

        14in. x-celerator hats

        By mnmdrumm27

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        they have to be the best hi hats ever, but are a little expensive for me

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        14 inch X-Celerator Hats

        By DanTheMan81-9sXsi

        from St.Michaels, MD

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        I bought these hi hats about a year ago and they are the best hi hats I have ever played. I initially had a pair of 14 inch Pitch Black Zildjian hi hats and they don't sound nearly as good as the X-celerator hi hats. Not to mention that Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers uses them, and so does Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy and The Damned Things. Buy these Hats!!!!

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        5.0

        Best Hi-Hats Ever

        By DanTheMan81

        from St.Michaels, MD

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        I bought these cymbals about 10 months ago and they haven't disappointed me yet. I am in the process of starting my first band and these sound great even with the loudest guitar and vocals you can play. Buy these hi-hats!!!!

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        5.0

        Sabian AAX X-Celerator 14

        By Typo

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        Although I'm a novice drummer, I knew I wanted top of the line right off the bat. There was no reason for me to waste money on lower quality equipment, especially when I felt like I would be playing for the rest of my life. Boy, am I glad I went with these. Tight, crisp closed sound, with a silky smooth opened sound are what these hats are all about. Of course, they are very bright, but at the same time have a mid-to-low level pitch. For me this is no problem, but for those of you who are looking for a high-pitched pair of hats, you might want to try something else (or try these in 13"). And don't worry about the price (which is your average pro-level hi-hat price anyway); cymbals like these should last a lifetime with proper care.

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        5.0

        JAW DROPPING

        By Drumma2000-CFNdW

        from Somewhere

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

        I own these hats in the 14" size, and they are AMAZING, these hats are AWESOME for recording and live performences. If you have the money, I strongly recomend to buy these.

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