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.

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Overview

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.

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

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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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

 

Great cymbal for a great price

Aweseome cymbal over all. Nice and deep crash when you want it to be. I also use it as a ride when i play minimal kits. It gives a nice sizzle when you...Read complete review

Aweseome cymbal over all. Nice and deep crash when you want it to be. I also use it as a ride when i play minimal kits. It gives a nice sizzle when you play taps on the flat surface, and works great for that "crash ride" sound. The bell isnt ideal for being used as a ride but then again its not even a ride cymbal. So buy it. Itz nice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

By Captain_fields

from Columbia SC

About Me Experienced

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.

     
    5.0

    Great Crash!

    By Stan

    from Sacramento, Ca

    Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

    I bought this 18in Sabian Xs20 crash in the store and its awesome! I love the way it sounds and feels. I also have a Xs20 20in ride and these 2 go well together. If you are a Sabian Cymbal lover you'll love this crash, and hey even if you are not, try it out you'll be happy that you've bought it! I do recommend this crash!

     
    5.0

    GC used Sabian XS20

    By ALONZO GONGORA

    from Missouri City, TX

    Comments about Sabian XS20 Medium Thin Crash Cymbal, Brilliant:

    I recently purchased a used 16" Med. Thin Crash from Guitar center. The cymbal is great. I've heard that XS20 cymbals don't sound as good as others in the Sabian family. Well, personally I love the sound. But it sounds exactly like what I've always thought how a cymbal is supposed to sound. It's supposed to be a "vintage" sound and seeing as I'm a "Vintage" drummer that seems fit! lol GC used equipment dept is amazing. I got my cymbal very well packed on the exact day I was told it would arrive and received a follow up email from someone at Guitar Center asking if I was pleased with my purchase....YES!!! very happy with the cymbal and with GC's used department!!!

     
    5.0

    XS20 medium crash cymbal

    By Mike Laughridge

    from Idaho

    About Me Experienced

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    you get what you pay for...

    By Dutchy

    from SW Missouri

    About Me Experienced

    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.

     
    5.0

    A Great All-Around Crash

    By BladeDrummer

    from Terre Haute, IN

    About Me Experienced

    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!!!

       
      5.0

      Pretty Good! Me Gusta!

      By Adam Johnson

      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. .

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great

      By Carrie Corbin

      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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sabian xs20

      By Justus Porter

      from FL

      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.

       
      5.0

      Amazing Crash!

      By Jason Durham

      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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