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Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal   

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A tasty balance of stick definition and tonal wash ensures a clean musical sound at all volumes, with a mid-sized bell for playing solid grooves....Click To Read More About This Product

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A smooth medium ride that covers many styles.

A tasty balance of stick definition and tonal wash ensures a clean musical sound at all volumes, with a mid-sized bell for playing solid grooves.


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SabianXs20 Medium Ride Cymbal
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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5.0

Amazing Versitle Cymbal (Brilliant Finish)

By Captain_fields

from Columbia SC

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Pros

  • B20 Bronze
  • Blend
  • Bright Sound
  • Cutting
  • Musical
  • Responsive Feel
  • Versatile
  • Warm
  • Washy

Cons

  • Bell size

Best Uses

  • Church
  • Jazz Clubs
  • Price
  • Rock
  • School Bands

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

Bought this cymbal almost a year ago and I've been happy with it since day 3 lol. I went to the music store to buy a Zildjian ZBT 20" Ride since I thought it was nice to have a bright ride cymbal with lots of overtones and good stick detention. But after I told an employee about my drumming experience, he suggested me to buy the Xs20 ride. He said, "It's a great price for a B20 cymbal and since the alloy is more musical sounding and durable than B8 alloy cymbals (Zildjian ZBT or Sabian B8/b8pros, Meinl MCS, Paiste PST5). I was unsure about buying it since I was Zildjian biased. When I tried it out at my church for the very first time, I immediately fell in love with it. When you ride on it lightly, the warmth of the cymbal helped control the amount of stick definition given to cut though low volume music without too much projection and wash out a bit. When I lay in to the cymbal, it opens up giving the cymbal gives of a nice warm controlled ping and plenty of volume to cut through louder music. (Surprising for a bight medium weight cymbal.) The ride is also somewhat crashable to be used for wash riding. Another thing I like is the bell. It's sounds really nice and very cutting but, it's small and it's hard for me to play on it with out looking. :/ Overall, its a great cymbal for any style of music, just pay attention to the bell if you're playing heavy metal lol.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well made, versatile ride

By WolfAmI

from Seattle, United States

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

Amazingly, this is one of the best rides I have ever tried out. Before this I was using an 18" Zildjian K ride. It was far too washy and I decided to upgrade to a standard 20" ride with a bit more accent. On a whim I tried out this cymbal at my local drum store and was instantly sold. This cymbal has the perfect balance between ping and wash. It has a defined, but not overbearing stick attack (I recommend using nylon tips with it). The bell is a bit small, which can make it hard to hit in the midst of a complex beat, but the sound cuts through just enough without standing out. This ride likely won't be perfect for everyone, but it fits the styles of indie, prog, and alternative rock perfectly. In addition, this cymbal sounds great if you ride on the edge or use it as a crash. Jazz players would want something woth more wash, while metal players would want more ping, but if you need a cymbal with a balanced sound in-between the two, this fits the bill. I urge you to try it out for yourself at a drum store.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sabian XS20 Ride

By Kyle Adams

from New Hampshire

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

Good value, good cymbal, good for a drummer on a budget! At the end of the day, you won't regret this purchase.
I'd like to start by saying, the Sabian XS20 Ride is quite versatile! It's got a great ride, a decent crash, and the bell is phenomenal! For the price you pay, there isn't much to complain about. The cymbal does have a bit of overtone, which can be expected. If you're looking for a rock ride, you've found it. However, if you're looking for a crash/ride, I'd reccomend a Paiste PST5.
Durable, loud, and cutting.
For this price, it simply cannot be beat. It's B20 Bronze!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Beginner - Intermediate

By MirrorImageDrum

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

I own two crashes and this ride (all XS20) and they have never failed me. Very durable, versatile, and are good if you don't know exactly what sound you're looking for!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

B20 bronze made affordable

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

let me begin by saying I am only thirteen but I have played this ride for about a year nowthe bell has a very bright, clear sound to it which is not exactly desirable to me because it is not very practical in most situations.the bow is very smooth clear toned also and is crashable . overall the bow is very versatile.This ride is great for light rock and "modern rock" but can be used for other genres too (unfortunately other light-rock and "modern rock" are the two types of music I hardly ever play).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ride to get

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

I've been playing with this for 4 years, and its never lost its, smooth sound. It can be played in any style and still get the sound you're looking for. Excellent deal!

 
4.0

Only cymbal i need.

By stratman420-oWgo6

from orlando

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

Good crash, good ride.Pairs up nicely with an xs20 14" medium hats and a 18" rock crash on the left side (sometimes i borrow my friend's- entirely optional).If you want a dedicated ride, go with something thicker though. This thing suffices but its best aspect is the cost.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Smooth Sound

By Scotty-PhCDy

from Lambertville

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

This is probably one of the warmest, jazziest ride cymbals you can find for this kinda price. The sound you get out of this gorgeous thing for the price you pay is a deal that remains unbeaten. Works great in any environment, and adds a nice jazzy warm uniqueness to any drumset.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

This is a pretty versitle ride. It's clean enough to ride on, but I love to get on this thing and crash/ride it. I love it's crash. It projects very well, and cuts through the mix. It also has a pretty nice although small bell. I love it; it's awesome!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty good...

By yeppsssss

from New Jersey

Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Ride Cymbal:

For the price, this is a pretty sweet rideThe bell is surprisingly good, cuts pretty well.washy stick tone, really great for kinda light jazz stuff, but also sounds fine in a rock environment. This ride also has a bit of crash-ability, not enough to be used as crash, but ok if you do a little bit of crashing along with riding. Certain things could be better, and there are better rides out there, but for this price, you will be hard pressed to find a more versatile cymbal. I have used this to play death metal, smooth jazz, hip hop, funk, and everything in between.

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