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Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal 16 in.

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The Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal has a thin design and small bell for quick response and tonally full, glassy, shimmering accents.

The AAX crash cymbal delivers pure, bright shimmeri... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal has a thin design and small bell for quick response and tonally full, glassy, shimmering accents.

The AAX crash cymbal delivers pure, bright shimmering tones. Like stainless steel, AAX is cool, modern, and extremely efficient. 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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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
North American Warranty Sabian cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase on all Sabian series except Solar by Sabian which has a 6 month warranty period If after inspection by Sabian personnel it is determined that the cymbal failed under normal use, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge. To obtain warranty service, ship the cymbals prepaid along with a copy of the dated proof of purchase to the following; In the USA. Sabian Inc, 100 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA. 02050 Please call 1-800-81-SABIAN and request an RA # Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and return shipping. The above pertains to Sabian cymbals purchased in North America. As warranty laws vary from country to country, you will need to check with the dealer where you purchased the cymbal for warranty details in any country outside North America, as the warranty is administered by the Sabian distributor in the respective country. Warranty replacements for cymbals purchased in Canada and the USA can not be shipped outside the USA and Canada.


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SabianAAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 63 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

excellent, stupendous, all that and a bag of chips!

I have been playing for over 17 years, and this is a cymbal that I purchased in the 15" size in 1994 or so. This cymbal has out performed zildjian, Paiste...Read complete review

I have been playing for over 17 years, and this is a cymbal that I purchased in the 15" size in 1994 or so. This cymbal has out performed zildjian, Paiste and a load of others. This cymbal is the most brilliant, pure, punchy crash cymbal I have ever had. It can be played explosively, or just for accents, but it always cuts through all the noise, and the music at any sound level. I have also played this cymbal in venues from huge to very small and it has never failed me. Score another one for Sabian!!!

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Disappointing!

The 17" AAX Studio doesn't hold up against my 18" HHX Evolution and not even against my 18" Zildjian Z Custom Rock Crash. It sounds thin and splashy, lacking...Read complete review

The 17" AAX Studio doesn't hold up against my 18" HHX Evolution and not even against my 18" Zildjian Z Custom Rock Crash. It sounds thin and splashy, lacking body, punch and volume. Frankly, I don't see what all the good reviews are about. Perhaps mine is not a good example of an AAX Studio, but I won't be trying another one, I'll be returning it.

I expected it to sound a lot better based on what I was hearing in Sabian's youtube videos that compare all of their crashes.

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5.0

14" Studio Crash

By lee

from Bethlehem

Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

Okay so I got a 14" studio crash because when I first heard it, it was bright, loud, and had a wonderful tone. I bought it and used it mainly for accents. It is a very unique cymbal. I have had it for around 6 years and its still sounds awesome. I use it frequently, so it has taken a beating. I Love It!!!

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointing!

By Travel Demon 1

from SF, CA

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    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      The 17" AAX Studio doesn't hold up against my 18" HHX Evolution and not even against my 18" Zildjian Z Custom Rock Crash. It sounds thin and splashy, lacking body, punch and volume. Frankly, I don't see what all the good reviews are about. Perhaps mine is not a good example of an AAX Studio, but I won't be trying another one, I'll be returning it.

      I expected it to sound a lot better based on what I was hearing in Sabian's youtube videos that compare all of their crashes.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Crash I Own.

      By Laura Olsen

      from Florida

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      I have a few crashes, and this one is my all time favorite. I've had it for over a year and it sounds fantastic. It's a nice thin cymbal and has a quick decay. I think it is extremely versatile, and a must own.

       
      5.0

      Perfection

      By Axle

      from Sydney Aus

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      Absolute magic!
      They are so clean and clear with a mid-sustained shimmer, almost sounds like they were engineered on a computer.
      Great for any application, suits pop / modern rock/ funk the best.

       
      5.0

      Excellent cymbal

      By Cathy Pisciotta

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      Whether the tone of any quality instrument is considered "good" is a personal decision. For me, it took years to discover Sabians. Once I did, it was like discovering the answer to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. If you are going try out Sabian cymbals I recommend that you go to their website and read the descriptions of the different series and models. The descriptions are beyond helpful.


       
      5.0

      very good cymbal

      By Ivan Bernal

      from Peru

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      Excelent for me... quick response, full sound, shimmering.. (18 inches)
      It has a fast response, good volume (and its studio!!!)... not too dark and much presence...
      Excellent... great sound, mine is an 18 in brilliant finish
      may be too priced for some people..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best crash cymbal i've ever played

      By 2112rushfan1

      from us

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      I have the 15 inch studio crash. That cymbal is by far the best crash cymbal I've ever played. I gives a beautiful bright,full,rich sound that any drummer can enjoy. I've had this cymbal for a while now and it is still in great shape. Sabian really outdid themselves here. By this cymbal,and you won't regret it.

       
      5.0

      large sound with small/thin package

      By Isaac -HiJU-

      from California

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      This cymbal is great! I have the 14 inch version and its super thin and has a good response. This crash sounds great when accented after a small splash. I don't think theres a specific style/genera for this cymbal, but i think its a great rock crash! Try it out at a guitar center or at friends but i bet you'll love it!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great all arround cymbal

      By Elliot

      from laredo, tx

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      i have always been a huge sabian fan always us the b8's and xs20 cymbals but i finally cracked those and decide it was time for some better sounding cymbals as a gig and studio drummer...i saw this cymbal on a drumset and try it out i found it great as an accent cymbal it complements great with the AA metal-x i got as well its cutting bright and goes well with just about any music if u are looking for a good accent cymbal used to accent with snare hits or things of that nature its perfect

       
      5.0

      AAX convert!

      By classic sticks

      from Seattle,WA.

      Comments about Sabian AAX Series Studio Crash Cymbal:

      Typically a Zildjian guy I tried the AAX studio crash 19" and liked it. It falls in tonaly right in between my AAX 18" Dark crash and my Zildjian K 18" Dark crash. It has a lighter tone than the Zildjian but darker than its counterpart AAX. It has less wash(overtones) than the Zildjian but more than the AAX Dark, its a perfect fit for my sound. It shimmers softly or barks loudly depending on the drummers attitude, it also has a very nice bell for accents and stickwork. I was pleasantly surprised with this one, it's a keeper! I've heard of them cracking but this one feels pretty solid probably due to it's 19" size.Time will tell. I'm fairly agressive but I use light sticks(7a)so we will see. I've only had it a few weeks so look for an update in a few monthsThat's it ! Rock on !!

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