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Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats   14 in.

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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.

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  • 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 21 reviews)

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  • Bright sound (4)
  • Responsive feel (3)

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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

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

Great recording hats

By Jack Wade

from North West England

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Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

I've had these hats for a while now, so I've had them in a lot of different musical situations, and they've not sounded out of place yet.The wash is great, the perforated wave edge moves a lot of air so keep 'em close to each other even when you're playing open and they sizzle just right! I've found it slightly difficult to get the right mix of wash and chick when playing tight funk, but I'm sure people with different playing styles won't have a problem. For Latin, playing with the foot is great, the chick is nice and airy, not clunky AT ALL.They're great in rock bands, move enough air in jazz fusion with a nice swish, and have even work for me in swing. The place they excel for me is recording however. They just sound PERFECT.

 
5.0

Amazing

By Sevvy Levvy

from Kingman KS

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everything

    Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

    Bought these about 5 years ago and are still amazing. Highly recommend these. You can hit these and bash them and they wont break. Love the weight and sound!

     
    5.0

    Pretty sweet sounding

    By MDB

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Novice

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    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.

       
      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!

         
        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

           
          5.0

          crisp

          By sabianman-cSkxD

          from Fredericton, NB

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          Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

          these hats are very crisp and sharp. they are great for funk or funk rock music. their wrinkled bottom hat produces this aweomse, unique sound. great quality, great value. sabian rocks.

           
          5.0

          Great

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats:

          I bought these hats a while ago and loved them. I was trying to go after a funky/metal sound with them. I tried them out and instantly fell in love. It was about a year after I had already been playing them that I heard that Chad Smith from the Chili Peppers sometimes uses them. After I heard that, I had all the conformation I needed that they were the ones for me.

           
          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!!!!

           
          5.0

          JAW DROPPING

          By Drumma2000-CFNdW

          from Somewhere

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          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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