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Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal

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The warm, explosive response of this Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal is boosted by a bright, high-end cut for extra projection. Dave Weckl endorses them.

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  • 18 in.

    $31999.00

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    $29499.00

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    $27499.00

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    $34999.00

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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The warm, explosive response of this Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal is boosted by a bright, high-end cut for extra projection. Dave Weckl endorses them.

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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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SabianHHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Full crash (5)
  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Bright sound (4)
  • Explosive attack (4)
  • Focused crash (4)

Cons

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(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Phenominal Cymbals

By Kallander

from Annandale, VA

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

The cymbals simply melt as you hit them, letting out an unearthly echo of dark, shimmery wash that immediately cuts through the music before settling into a musical blend of overtones. The most impressive feature about the series is how trashy they sound while still maintaining a musicality about them, and the cymbals "open up" with the slightest touch of your stick, further adding to their musicality. Both my 18 and 19 crashes ride extremely well and neither show hardly any signs of wear and tear despite the constant abuse I put them through. The only thing to consider before buying is the price-tag, which is steep considering Sabian is usually pretty price conscious. However, if they're in your price range then I highly recommend them.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sabians are professional grade cymbals

By Sticks 206

from Palmdale, Ca

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

I recently purchased both the 16 and 18in evolution series cymbals and I am extreamly pleased with both. I normally use the HH series but decided to see how the HHX would blend it. I was amazed at the overall quality of tones and the projection was awesome. I have to hold back a little as not to overproject on certain segments of songs. If you are looking for great sound and good looks all in one package, these are the cymbals to buy.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This cymbal is a BEAST

By drumDiabolus

from Naples, Florida

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

I've started out with Sabian B8s and replaced most with Paiste Alphas but then I decided I was ready to move on from the stiff cuts of metal. I bought the 18" crash and it has EXACTLY the sound I've been looking for. The stick literally sinks into it and produces such a rich, shimmering, warm and dark tone with enough power and sustainability to cut through all instruments, and it fits in with every genre on any occasion. In short, the HHX Evolution series was "naturally selected" by me.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

18'' HHX Evolution Crash

By Ridmx09

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

This is probably the best crash cymbal i've ever used or heard in my entire life. Very Pricey, but well worth it if you play drums. Shimmery tone with a lot of dark trashiness as well. It seems to cut through the wall of guitars but not over-power it, just blend in extremely. This cymbal is also very dynamic, touch it gently for a small accent or touch it a bit harder for a full wash. Overall great cymbal!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Paul

from Ridgewood, NJ

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

my drum teacher recommended this to me, and i love it. it is the perfect sound for me.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the best i've ever played in my set

By Collin

from Lebanon, CT

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

I got this cymbal from guitar center about a year ago, and it still sounds mint. Its got a nice washy sound and can get really loud. Its a clean sound that's good for any type of music that will really soothe the crowd. I just wish i had the money to get the full hhx evolution packet, that's how much i fell in love with these cymbals

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Cymbal!

By David Cervantes

from Houston, TeXas

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is just a must have on a kit. If you can afford it make it yours! The cymbal is very sensitive and even by tapping it with a finger in responds very nicely. I own the 18inch Evo and I have it to the right of my 18inch AAX Fast Crash, they make a great pair. The cymbal did crack in a month before the year but good thing I had the warranty.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best crashes I have heard

By Shawn Pitts

from Terre Haute,IN

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

I have both the 17" and 18" and I really like how they sound.I have the 18" paired with my 18" AAX Xplosion Fast Crash and they sound great together.The 18" Evolution is just a bit darker then the Xplosion.the price is steep,but worth it for the sound.I think the Evolution line of cymbals all sound great.I have the 14" China and 14" Hats and will never part with them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brilliant!

By Dale McClelland

from Woodstock, CT

Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

I was in the market for a new crash and had decided that I was going to get the sound I want, regardless of brand (Zildjan was my current). I walked into the Cymbal room at my Guitar Center, with a stick and, without looking, hit each cymbal as I walked past it until one particular cymbal stopped me dead in my tracks! It was the HHX Evolution. I bought a 16" to replace the cracked Zildjan Dark Crash and fell in love with this cymbal's presence and it's laser-bright ability to cut through the din. That was 6 years ago. I've since replaced my other crashes with HHX's and just said goodbye to my old pal 16", a few weeks ago, when it finally suffered a hairline crack on the edge, after 6 years of whaling and riding on it. From lightest touch to droping a-bomb crashes, this baby really puts out! Get one!

 
5.0

Top-of-the-line crashes

By Earl H

from Augusta, GA

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Responsive Feel
  • Soft Crash Accents

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

      Recently acquired the 16" HHX Evo Crash - nice! It's a little thinner of a crash, but it's powerful when you need it, and produces softer accent crashes when hit softly. Soft crash? What's that? It's that little extra oomph of a accent when you need it, and then it dissipates quickly. It's reminiscent of my AA Thin Crash and AAX Fast Crash, but it's in a class of it's own...darker, more mellow. Again, a mellow crash? Yes, you'll like it once you hear it. I highly recommend listening to it in person prior to buying for a true appreciation, and, besides, if you're going to spend this kind of money, you'll want to hear it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful sounding cymbal

      By D-Rock

      from Tomah, WI

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      Pros

      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

          I initially bought a 16 Zildjian K Kustom Special Dry Crash to replace the previous drummers cymbal. Played twice and didn't like it. Traded it for the HHX and played it once and absolutely loved it.

           
          5.0

          I own the 16, 18 and now this 17" crash. They all rock!!

          By Cmatt

          from Overland Park, KS

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Explosive Attack
          • Full Crash

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

              I use this with a 80's style monster rock setup.

               
              5.0

              beautiful girls

              By black dragon

              from sartoga springs, ny

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

                  concerning the crashes in this series: unusually consistent sounding cymbals considering they are hand hammered. dark and light simultaneously - (not an easy thing to achieve.) musical not clangy. don't require a heavy hand to open. voicing and volume friendly to any musical genre. they are state of the art and science professional grade instruments. price-wise: you have to pay to play. no surprises there. However, I believe they are worth it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesomely Different

                  By AZ Drummer

                  from Arizona

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Fusion
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • Rock
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

                    I can't rave enough about these Cymbals. This is a review of the crash, so I'll keep to that. The 16 is the thinnest of the three GC options. The tone as short and very clean. The 17 and 18 are a bit heavier with the 17 having a bit of grind and the 18 a bit more toward a vintage sound. When Dave Weckl helped design these, he wanted each cymbal to be distinctly different, yet complementary. He and Sabian nailed it. I'm amazed at how some vision, a piece of bronze and a hammer in skilled hands can accomplish this, but I couldn't be happier with my descision. This line is surprisingly consistent, while not being sterile. Well designed and executed.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love them

                    By AZ Drummer

                    from Arizona

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Fusion
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Praise and Worship
                      • Rock
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Sabian HHX Evolution Series Crash Cymbal:

                      Have both the 16, 17 and 18 inch crashes and love everything about them. If I had to just pick one thing, I would have to say versitility. They are dark and still bright enough to cut through the mix when needed, yet very musical. They just don't draw the listener out of their seat like some others I've played and heard. I've listened to them recorded as well and there's just a nice wash. If you want to rip people out of their seat every time you hit a cymbal, then I would definitely suggest a heavier, brighter line. If you want something controllable, then these are surprisingly so. I can even put the ride next to my congas and crash it! The crashes are also a dream with hand drums. Love them...

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