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Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal  

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      Combines fast response, bright tonality and a touch of power.

      The Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash has a bold, updated, professional look with hand-lathing cuts of wide blade grooves into the surface. This updated look combines with B20 "cast" bronze, the metal played by the pros--delivering a bright, musical and extremely serious sound. Sabian's super-hard and musical B20 bronze are formed to shape using innovative and cost-saving Sabian technology.

      What makes the Xs20 crash cymbal so special is that this is 100% B20, the magical alloy that is pure Sabian "cast" bronze, the most durable and musical of all cymbal metals... the highest tin... the metal played by the pros, including Chad Smith, Jose Pasillas, Mike Portnoy, and Josh Eppard. It took ten years of research to design the world's first and finest budget-priced B20 bronze cymbal. Xs20 is the first B20 bronze cymbal to offer high quality at such a low price.


      Another Sabian innovation. Order today.

       
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      SabianXs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal
       
      4.5

      (based on 21 reviews)

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      Great price vs preformance

      While these are obviously no AAX/HHX/K Custom they sound far better than any of the entry/semi-pro cymbals out there. Compared to most cymbals, these are actually pretty quite (or at...Read complete review

      While these are obviously no AAX/HHX/K Custom they sound far better than any of the entry/semi-pro cymbals out there. Compared to most cymbals, these are actually pretty quite (or at least the 14") so they won't cut live very well in a loud setting unless your mic'd. Personally I like that. If you like bright, harsh cymbals these aren't for you. If your like me and hate those kind of cymbals, you'll like these.

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      Not What I Expected...Yet

      I broke one of my Sabian HH cymbals (don't ever put a cymbal on a stand without the proper pads)after playing it for 24 years. I was searching for something that I could...Read complete review

      I broke one of my Sabian HH cymbals (don't ever put a cymbal on a stand without the proper pads)after playing it for 24 years. I was searching for something that I could reaplace it with for less money. So after reading almost every review I could find (I'm a geek that way)I decided on the XS20. I've played it twice so far and am really dissappointed. I'm hoping that the comments of the one reviewer that said it gets better with time are acurate. Right now I'm getting a gong like sound thats not very cutting (to be fair...this is next to my other HH's). It also feels almost "clumsy" due to the thickness. I wasn't expecting a medium thin to be so thick. I would reccomend this cymbal for practice or to use in conjuction with other brighter cymbals

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      3.0

      Not What I Expected...Yet

      By felt33

      from Reading, PA

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          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I broke one of my Sabian HH cymbals (don't ever put a cymbal on a stand without the proper pads)after playing it for 24 years. I was searching for something that I could reaplace it with for less money. So after reading almost every review I could find (I'm a geek that way)I decided on the XS20. I've played it twice so far and am really dissappointed. I'm hoping that the comments of the one reviewer that said it gets better with time are acurate. Right now I'm getting a gong like sound thats not very cutting (to be fair...this is next to my other HH's). It also feels almost "clumsy" due to the thickness. I wasn't expecting a medium thin to be so thick. I would reccomend this cymbal for practice or to use in conjuction with other brighter cymbals

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          i wish i had gotten them sooner!!!

          By drummerinthemaking

          from not tellin you!

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy. now
          i had only played sabian b8 crashs and it sounded great and all but i love the xs20.
          i got the 16" and 18" a month ago and im so happy i have them. i cant wait to get the hats and ride. and it wont bust you bank to get them

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          4.0

          good crash

          By Ian Flores

          from San Antonio, TX

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          i've had this thing for a while and it's pretty good. It has a nice kinda dark sound. but it's not the best cymbal i've used. when you hit it, you get all kinds of noises and you can her a really low hum at the end that sounds kinda cheap. I say go for Sabian AAX and Paiste 2002. But all in all, it's not to bad.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Xs20

          By Ethan-CfsdK

          from Maine

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          One of the best crashes i have used in my entire career. The Value is the best part.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great price vs preformance

          By Whiplash92

          from North Carolina

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          While these are obviously no AAX/HHX/K Custom they sound far better than any of the entry/semi-pro cymbals out there. Compared to most cymbals, these are actually pretty quite (or at least the 14") so they won't cut live very well in a loud setting unless your mic'd. Personally I like that. If you like bright, harsh cymbals these aren't for you. If your like me and hate those kind of cymbals, you'll like these.

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          5.0

          16

          By Thomas W

          from Woodland, CA

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I was looking for something decent to replace a cracked a custom but didn't have a lot of cash to spend on a nice cymbal. I decided to get the 16" XS20 medium thin, and man was that a good choice. It isn't the best cymbal in the world, but it is the best in the world for the price no doubt! I like fast cymbals and this mixes very well with my AA and AAX and is brighter than both so it is PERFECT for accents. The brilliant finish is an added bonus because it makes the cymbal sound much clearer and crisper when compared to the traditional finish. The only little problem it has is a slight "gongy" undertone that is usually customary to b8 cymbals due to their higher copper content.It is not at all noticeable in the mix, just when you hit the cymbal alone. If you are pondering any Sabian or Zildjian b8 beginner cymbals, save your money and buy these bad boys instead. You get a much better cymbal for a similar price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great!

          By sickeninginstereo00

          from Schiller Park, IL

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          I was looking for a cymbal that had a clear, washy sound, and could cut through the mix without being too loud. in the past i used sabian vaults, and they were great, but were way to loud for my gretsch catalina mod kit. i just bought the 18 Medium Crash and the 20 inch ride to also use as a crash, and they are exactly what i wanted. I chose these over the AAX series, and that's saying a lot. don't knock them until you try them

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          5.0

          I take some of that back

          By Datdood

          from Louisiana

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          When I first got the cymbal all of that was true but after a little playing the cymbal seemed to become broken in i suppose and now sounds a lot better. There is shimmer to it. It is not an AAX crash when it comes to volume or overall sound but for the money im very pleased with my buy. and iv beaten the hell out of it for a month and its only getting better.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pretty Legit

          By DSCRAPRE-_jo1V

          from Racine, WI

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          This Cymbal is totally Dece. I bought this beast for real cheap used and it's previous owner obviously used nylon tips. It looked really horrible but it's sound was what counted. It sounds great and works well with my Promark Hot Rods. This is my first crash cymbal but as a dork who spends 80% of his life on this site reading stuff, my decision to buy this was informed. If you can't afford better, buy this. It's great.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymal

          By DegreeDrummer

          from Alpharetta, GA

          Comments about Sabian Xs20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal:

          Even though this cymbal may have a professional look and sharp appearance, playing it is a different story. The Sabian B8 Pro Thin Crashes, which are the cymbals I have now that I thought would not be as good as the new Sabian Xs20 I was getting, turned out to be of much better sound, quality, and value. The Xs20 is a very low and quiet cymbal, and when I put on the head phones and start recording, the B8Pro's sound much more clearly and louder. The Xs20s seemed like a whisper. So in general, a mediocre cymbal, which I recommend to those who want a quiet, low pitched sounding cymbal.

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