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Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant  18 in.

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Combining the response of a thin model with the increased power of a medium weight, this is a highly versatile and effective crash for any drummer.Cr...Read More

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      Combining the response of a thin model with the increased power of a medium weight, this is a highly versatile and effective crash for any drummer.

      Crafted using an innovative manufacturing technique, Xs20 delivers bright sounds, professional looks, and great feel at a nice price, making this the ideal choice when you discover that sound matters.

      Made from the same alloy as higher end models.

      FEATURES
      • Medium-thin weight
      • Modern style
      • Bright sound
      • B20 bronze: 20% tin, 80% copper with traces of silver
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      SabianXS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant
       
      4.7

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

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        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (3)
      • Responsive feel (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • School bands (4)
      • Small venues (4)
      • Accompaniment (3)
      • Jazz clubs (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Xs20 18" and 16" Brilliant

      Bought both the 18 and 16 crashes in brilliant finish for Christmas about a year ago and they sound really great. The 18" crash, has lots of volume and you hit it...Read complete review

      Bought both the 18 and 16 crashes in brilliant finish for Christmas about a year ago and they sound really great. The 18" crash, has lots of volume and you hit it in loud applications, you'll get more of the "Cymbal Sound" since it's a mellow, warm sounding kind of crash like the HH medium thins. I'm more into glassy cutting crashes like the AAX 18" Xplosion crash but I'm glad I got it because I can use this as my alt. crash since it's good for wash riding. The 16" xs20 crash is still cutting but little bit quieter than the 18" but it's high pitched glassy and has a short decay. All cymbals are different but my 16" crash is thick for a medium thin so its harder for me to get it to speak. Still a good crash a for the price and alloy.

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      you get what you pay for...

      Not a bad cymbal, and definitely the best cymbal in it's price range, but...

      You get what you pay for. Don't expect the warmth, projection or response you...Read complete review

      Not a bad cymbal, and definitely the best cymbal in it's price range, but...

      You get what you pay for. Don't expect the warmth, projection or response you get from a 2002, or an HH/A/K, because you will be very disappointed.

      I would consider this cymbal a good match for a hard hitter, somebody who wants to upgrade from B8's, ZBT's etc. to an intermediate quality cymbal. Also a good cymbal for jam sessions when you never know what kind of drummer will sit in. This is a strong cymbal that won't crack easily. So, would I recommend this cymbal to a friend? Well, that depends on the situation as I described above. For a student, youngster and ppl who play just every now and then, yes. For drummers who are more experienced, gigging regular, pro's, weekend warriors or just drummers who are expecting more from their gear, No.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Xs20 18" and 16" Brilliant

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      from Columbia SC

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      Pros

      • Blend
      • Bright Sound
      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Church
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Recording
        • Rock
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

        Bought both the 18 and 16 crashes in brilliant finish for Christmas about a year ago and they sound really great. The 18" crash, has lots of volume and you hit it in loud applications, you'll get more of the "Cymbal Sound" since it's a mellow, warm sounding kind of crash like the HH medium thins. I'm more into glassy cutting crashes like the AAX 18" Xplosion crash but I'm glad I got it because I can use this as my alt. crash since it's good for wash riding. The 16" xs20 crash is still cutting but little bit quieter than the 18" but it's high pitched glassy and has a short decay. All cymbals are different but my 16" crash is thick for a medium thin so its harder for me to get it to speak. Still a good crash a for the price and alloy.

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        5.0

        XS20 medium crash cymbal

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        from Idaho

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        Pros

        • Focused Crash
        • Price
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

        To get to the point I just plain like the cymbal. I have many others but this one works very well for me. The best and most durable cymbal for the money! Sound and price is the selling factor for this 16" crash.

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        3.0

        you get what you pay for...

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        from SW Missouri

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        Pros

        • Best Cymb In Price Range
        • Durable
        • Price

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • No Warmth
        • Poor Projection

        Best Uses

        • Jam sessions
        • Metal Bands
        • Practice
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

        Not a bad cymbal, and definitely the best cymbal in it's price range, but...

        You get what you pay for. Don't expect the warmth, projection or response you get from a 2002, or an HH/A/K, because you will be very disappointed.

        I would consider this cymbal a good match for a hard hitter, somebody who wants to upgrade from B8's, ZBT's etc. to an intermediate quality cymbal. Also a good cymbal for jam sessions when you never know what kind of drummer will sit in. This is a strong cymbal that won't crack easily. So, would I recommend this cymbal to a friend? Well, that depends on the situation as I described above. For a student, youngster and ppl who play just every now and then, yes. For drummers who are more experienced, gigging regular, pro's, weekend warriors or just drummers who are expecting more from their gear, No.

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        5.0

        A Great All-Around Crash

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        from Terre Haute, IN

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        Pros

        • 16~'~~~'~~
        • Bright Sound
        • Crash
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Full Crash
        • great sound
        • Responsive Feel
        • Sabian
        • Xs 20

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Anything
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Rock
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks
          • Symphonies

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          This is a great crash to own. From light jazz to heavy-metal, this is a super-responsive B20 Crash at a great price!!! I've owned the 16'' crash for awhile, and it sounds just as good as the day I bought it!!!

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          5.0

          Pretty Good! Me Gusta!

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          from Denver

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          This is my favorite cymbal I have. It's got a great sound, looks good and just is awsome.
          As for durability I'm not 100% sure. It seems durable, but I guess I'll have too see. It's held up fine so far and I'm a semi hard hitter.
          I really like this crash. I got the 18 and at first it had this annoying ring but it died away as I used it. It's pretty dark too and is all around a great cymbal. .

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great

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          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          very glad I got this cymbal
          looks good
          sounds great. I'm a hard hitter and it is holding up well. I have had it for 6 months
          great value. sounds great. good price

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sabian xs20

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          Best cymbal i have purchased. I would definitley recommend this to anyone looking for a cheaply priced nice sounding cymbal. Best in its class.
          Very nice looking. It has a very "bright" but nice sound to it.
          I have only have had it for a short while but it has held up well.
          Very satisfied with the price. I couldn't find any other cymbal that sound, and looked so nice.

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          5.0

          Amazing Crash!

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          from Michigan

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          GET IT! NOW!
          Amazing sound! I use it aas my main crash! its so amazing.
          Great crash for the price! BUY IT NOW!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Buy

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          from central Louisiana

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          This is a very good crash. I have both the 16" and 18". I also have a Sabian AA 16" Medium-Thin Crash. I recently compared the AA and the XS20 side by side, and they sounded almost the same. I usally use only two crashes. So I use my AA 16"Crash with the XS20 18" Medium-Thin Crash, and they sound very good together. I use the XS20 16" Medium-Thin Crash with my trusty Sabian AA El Sabor 18"; they sound good together too. These crashes are a great value.

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          5.0

          Great sound for the price (16" crash)

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          from Seattle, United States

          Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

          I would easily reccomend this cymbal to any player on somewhat of a budget, or anyone just not willing to spend a lot on a high end cymbal. The Xs20 may not be the best out there, but it is plenty good enough for any player. I would say the Xs20 is a Mercedes and a Zildjian Ks is a Ferrari. Not the greatest, but by no means a poor mans product. I have recorded with this cymbal, so believe me when I say it sounds very good in the studio, and I'm sure it is just as good live.
          This cymbal sounds very good, especially considering its price mark. The brilliant finish is definitely better than the normal finish. DOn't listen to people who call these "low end" cymbals. They are made out of the same material as higher end cymbals, just without the intensive hand-lathing. Expect a great sounding cymbal with a little less compleity than the most expensive lines. These cymbals are definitely gig-worthy, and most certainly studio-worthy (I have recorded with one of these before, so take my word for it).
          Very sturdy build. Medium-thin cymbals are very durable, though some believe they aren't (this is a myth). I have had this cymbal for almost a year and it shows no signs of wear. From what others have said, I wouldn't expect chipping or keyholing.
          What you get here is a good cymbal for half the price of the best lines. Sure, it will lack some of the complexity of Zildjian Ks, for example, but since it is made of B20 alloy, you get just as clear of a sound. That's what I would describe this cymbal as: "clear." It has a very focused tone, with no trashiness or wash, which is good or bad, depending upon what you like.

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