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Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal  

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With its streamlined design and response-shaping Auto-Focus feature, AAXplosion crash cymbals deliver penetrating definition with total presence and power. Brilliant finish. Medium.

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With its streamlined design and response-shaping Auto-Focus feature, AAXplosion crash cymbals deliver penetrating definition with total presence and power. Brilliant finish. Medium.

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 X-plosion Crash Cymbal
 
4.8

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Explosive attack (15)
  • Bright sound (14)
  • Responsive feel (14)
  • Full crash (12)
  • Focused crash (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Soundtracks (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Close your eyes . . .

And imagine what a crash should sound like. Bright, shimmery, explosive come to mind? Well, that describes the AAXplosions perfectly. I own the 17" and the 19" and...Read complete review

And imagine what a crash should sound like. Bright, shimmery, explosive come to mind? Well, that describes the AAXplosions perfectly. I own the 17" and the 19" and they are both awesome. The 17" is punchier and has less sustain, while the 19" is just a total beast. Loud as hell, yet very very muscial. Also both are extremely responsive. Tap lightly for a beautiful shimmer or bash them for an all-out explosion. Recommended for everybody

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bright,Cutting�ۡ��_but is it what you�ۡ���re looking for?

I�ۡ���m not a huge fan of the X-Plosion cymbals, however they don�ۡ���t suck...far...Read complete review

I�ۡ���m not a huge fan of the X-Plosion cymbals, however they don�ۡ���t suck...far from it. They�ۡ���re bright, cutting, explosive, & respond with little effort�ۡ��_a cymbal that some might need/want. But if you�ۡ���re looking for something rich with character and/or versatility�ۡ��_then you might want to reconsider. The 18�ۡ�ݕ�_ X-Plosion has bright explosive volume, which is great if you need that type of sound, but it lacks versatility in my opinion. I like volume when I need it, but I also want controlled dynamics�ۡ��_something I feel I get from the AAs. And due to a rebate offer, I briefly owned the 14�ۡ�ݕ�_ model. I was surprised that it lacked volume for an X-Plosion crash. SABIAN�ۡ���s 14�ۡ�ݕ�_ AA thin & AAX studio have more punch & volume in my opinion. But the X-Plosion was bright & glassy with fast decay. Now with everything I�ۡ���ve stated, its all opinion & preference�ۡ��_every drummer�ۡ���s style & �ۡ��̏ear�ۡ�ݕ�_ is different. I hope this review was somewhat helpful for those that are on the fence about these cymbals.

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4.0

great sounding cymbal

By jon

from stevenson ranch.ca.

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • some finger prints don't clean off

Best Uses

  • all venues just buy size to fit the right venue
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

I bought a 15in xplosion (new), 16in xplosion fast crash (used) and 18in xplosion fast crash (used). I bought the 16in over the phone I knew I liked the sound. The 18in I heard it in shop and the sound caught my ear. I also have a set of Zildjian A's 16 17 18 from 1986 and they sound darker. Now I have 2 sets that contrast ea other. The 18in had heavy finger prints on it. I was concerned that they wouldn't come off. I cleaned it about 10 times a couple of prints still won't come off. But overall it looks good. The 16 had not as much on it but after about 8 cleanings it came out pretty clean. I used nomad cleaner it's not a deep cleaner but it doesn't clean off the logos if you are careful and go easy on them. I took a chance on these cymbals (15,16 in) I didn't really hear them. I don't like to buy used because you don't know what you are going to get. But it came out alright. I got a good price on them total about $340 New would have been $750+.

 
5.0

Some of the best sounding crash

By jon

from stevenson ranch, ca

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Some finger prints don't come off

Best Uses

  • apply to all situations

Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

Some of the best crashes i've ever heard. I bought a 15" AAX plosion crash, 16" AAX plosion fast crash, and a 18" AAX plosion fast crash new and used for about $350 (a great deal all new, it would have cost over $650) . When I got these cymbals they had a lot of finger prints. I used nomad cymbal cleaner on them--they finally shinned up after 6 or 7 cleanings. Be careful around the logos they will fade and come off. There are still some prints that won't come off. They sound great together--bright. I wasn't going to buy any more cymbals I have a set of zildjian cymbals from the 80's and they sound a lot darker--so it works out.

 
5.0

My favorite line of crashes

By Ryan

from Bear, DE

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

      This is by far my favorite line of cymbals. I have used A customs and a few different models from Meinl and Paiste. I enjoy cymbals from each company but the aax line has ecactly what i am looking for. I am not a fan of smaller crashes but even the 16" xplosion sounds great. I am using that with a 17" fast crash and an 18" xplosion. I am looking to get a 20" xplosion crash as well.

       
      5.0

      AAX X-plosion rocks!

      By T-Bird

      from Saint Louis

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

        Sabian cymbals rock!

         
        5.0

        I love this cymbal!

        By Drumrocker365

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • The sound drops off towards the end

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Medium to large venue
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

        I absolutely love this cymbal! It fills the mix with it's bright sound. My only complaint, which appears to be with my cymbal specifically (not other identical cymbals I have tried), is that it seems to just "die" suddenly after a few seconds instead of ringing out forever. Maybe after I play it for a while this will go away. Regardless, I love the cymbal! My experience with guitar center was also great.

         
        5.0

        super durable love it

        By jpdrummer

        from Bath NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Durable
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Styles Of Music

          Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

          I have the 15" it sounds awesome and I love it , I perform several days a week and this has outlasted any brand of 14" or 15" thin -med crashes I've ever owned and I whip it!!!!

           
          5.0

          AAX X-Plosion Crash Cymbal 15-inch

          By LBren

          from Somewhere, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Explosive Attack
          • Full Crash
          • Great For Cymbal Swells

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

            This cymbal gets you the bang for the buck!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent crash cymbal!

            By Norman

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

                I use these crashes for my style of music and they work perfectly. I have an 18 & 19 inch AAXplosion crash. I play heavy/progressive/pop music. They are loud and cut through the mix very well. They also work well during our softer jazz/blues sections. For the price, reliability and warranty, they can't be beat.

                 
                5.0

                I really like this sound

                By Markopolo

                from Houma La.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Explosive Attack
                • Focused Crash

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

                  The focused sound is awesome great w the 16 in AAx

                   
                  4.0

                  16" AAXplosion Crash

                  By lee

                  from Bethlehem

                  Comments about Sabian AAX X-plosion Crash Cymbal:

                  I was looking at this cymbal at the guitar center, and I instantly fell in love. I used it as a main crash, and I LOVED it. Though a year later it broke. Im not a heavy hitter by any means, so it took me by surprise. It was fun while it lasted though

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