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SabianHHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 47 reviews)

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    (45)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent cymbals!!!

I am writing this review and basing my ratings on ONLY the HHX Evolution series splashes and various crashes (including o-zone crashes and effecks crashes). These are the best cymbals ever made. These...Read complete review

I am writing this review and basing my ratings on ONLY the HHX Evolution series splashes and various crashes (including o-zone crashes and effecks crashes). These are the best cymbals ever made. These are second best only to the discontinued first generation evolution cymbals, which had traditional finish and raw bells (They were definitely slightly better cymbals back then). The 18" ozone crash is overbearing and is not very musical like the rest of the crashes (hard rockers will probably like this model). The 16" ozone crash is perfect. The 8", 10" and 12" splashes are the best in the business as are the 16" and 17" regular crashes. As with the 18" ozone crash, the 18" regular crash is just a little bit too much. The 17" effecks crash is sounds great with or without the 3 rivets (I'm not even sure if they still sell it with the rivets...I haven't seen one with rivets in a while). The reason I excluded the HHX Evolution line of hi-hats and ride in this review is because they are by far among the worst hi-hats and ride cymbals in the business. I don't know what happened, but they are terrible cymbals. Also because I don't use any other splahes or crashes from any other line from sabian or any other company, so adding them in this review would bring the score down dramatically. If you're curious about what I use for hi-hats and rides, I prefer Zildjian 13" or 14" A Custom Mastersound hi-hats, and Sabian AAX 20" or 21"(special order) Dry Ride or 21"(special order) AAX Metal Ride. I'm specifically writing this review for real working drummers and musicians who but their gear for how great it SOUNDS (As a plus, these cymbals really look great too), not for the people who will go and buy the whole line of cymbals because Dave Weckl's name is on them. I really don't care about Weckl, I use these cymbals because they SOUND GREAT, not because Weckl's great...And that's how it should be!!!****

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NOT FOR HARD HITTERS

I've been playing drums for 14 years and have always been an endorser of Sabian. They are the best sounding cymbals. I play in a progressive rock band and I am a large man...Read complete review

I've been playing drums for 14 years and have always been an endorser of Sabian. They are the best sounding cymbals. I play in a progressive rock band and I am a large man (6'7 260lbs.) I know I'm a hard hitter but I also know how to hit my drums. I've only broke two cymbals in all my years of drumming, and that occurred after years of beating them. I purchased the 18 inch HHX Evolution after numerous reviews and extensive research. I immediately fell in love with its responsive sound and bright tones. I did notice how easily it bent and bowed when riding on this crash. I did everything I could to help the crash help me. After 4 months and 12 shows, 4 practices a week, the power of my hitting and the thinness of this crash ended in a crack along the edge. The cymbal died immediately. Lesson learned.

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5.0

AMAZING

By Ben

from TX

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

      Amazing crash, you dont have to hit hard to get the full sound, sounds great, looks great, and performs great. It is a bit thin though, so I wouldn't hit too hard as it will probably break easily.

       
      5.0

      2 Thumbs up!

      By Chop-Chop

      from Bismarck, Mo.

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Everything

        Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

        Great cymbal!!!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        NOT FOR HARD HITTERS

        By Jwags76

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Focused Crash

        Cons

        • Chips Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

          I've been playing drums for 14 years and have always been an endorser of Sabian. They are the best sounding cymbals. I play in a progressive rock band and I am a large man (6'7 260lbs.) I know I'm a hard hitter but I also know how to hit my drums. I've only broke two cymbals in all my years of drumming, and that occurred after years of beating them. I purchased the 18 inch HHX Evolution after numerous reviews and extensive research. I immediately fell in love with its responsive sound and bright tones. I did notice how easily it bent and bowed when riding on this crash. I did everything I could to help the crash help me. After 4 months and 12 shows, 4 practices a week, the power of my hitting and the thinness of this crash ended in a crack along the edge. The cymbal died immediately. Lesson learned.

           
          5.0

          Beautiful

          By thaddusf

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Focused Crash
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands

            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            Excellent sound. One of the best I've heard.

             
            5.0

            The most amazing cymbal you'll ever hear

            By z1mmy244

            from Pa

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            I've tried many many crashes and this one just stands out. Tap it with your finger, or smash it with your stick, it still sounds great. Its the perfect mix of dark, bright, and projection. This crash can get in your face as much as you want, or have it lay back and be mellow. It's great for every genre. Favorite Crash In The World.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Sounding Cymbal I Own !!

            By pearldrummer06

            from Ohio

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            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            Bought this cymbal in replace of a crash I broke. I bought a 15 inch and the sound this cymbal produces is unlike anything ive heard. I will buy the 16,17,18 inch cymbals as well.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            EXCELLENT

            By drewihle

            from Ohio

            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            Bought the 18in of this crash without trying it out and instead reading a ton of reviews. This is my favorite cymbal I have on my entire kit. I have all HHX and AAX cymbals. You can play it so many different ways. It's thin design makes it able to get a beautiful tone without smashing it, but it's not to thin. I'd recommend this cymbal for any style of music. It will sound the way you want it to.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just buy it

            By drummernerd86

            from Minneapolis

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            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            If you are on the fence about buying this cymbal, hop on the Sabian bandwagon and buy it. This crash is versatile, you can play hard rock, or jazz or anything in between. It has the sweetest decay sound thats right out of a recording.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't think, Just BUY!!

            By drumaholic

            from IL

            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            I tried a couple of crashes including a Zildijian K custom, A custom, Sabian Vault and this is the one I bought and it was the best money I have ever spent. It can be hit with a stick or tapped with your finger and sounds perfect. It truly is the perfect crash sound. Bravo Sabian, bravo.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very loud, but sounds amazing!!

            By JKM351-Fppzr

            from Floyds Knobs, IN

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            Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

            I recently purchased this cymbal not know what to expect, but I figured for the price it better sound incredible! Well, it does! I was very impressed on how loud yet clean the cymbal is! I love it! Do yourself a favor and buy it! You get what you pay for!

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