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Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal 16 in.

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1439818603613   POS #:111628764
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With a raw bell and high profile, the Sabian Recording Crash is a modern-toned cymbal that delivers loads of high-end, focused attack. If you need recording-style consistency and very bright, punchy attack with smooth, even decay this could be just the Crash you're looking for

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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.
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Overview

With a raw bell and high profile, the Sabian Recording Crash is a modern-toned cymbal that delivers loads of high-end, focused attack. If you need recording-style consistency and very bright, punchy attack with smooth, even decay this could be just the Crash you're looking for

Features

Sizes & Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Crash
  • Sizes (in): Multiple
Construction
  • Material: Cast Alloy
  • Hammering: Machine
  • Lathing: Partial
  • Cymbal Weight: Thin
  • Bell: Large
Other
  • Finish: Brilliant
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Added Value: No
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SabianAAX Recording Crash Cymbal
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)
  • Focused crash (4)
  • Full crash (4)
  • Explosive attack (3)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jazz clubs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic / Versatile

I purchased the 16" after hitting about 20 others in the cymbal room at GC in Ft Worth. This one just sang to me with a bright shimmer that washed quickly away....Read complete review

I purchased the 16" after hitting about 20 others in the cymbal room at GC in Ft Worth. This one just sang to me with a bright shimmer that washed quickly away. It was a bit brighter than the stage crash of the Sabian AAX , but a bit darker than the 2002. I play mostly Classic Rock and Texas Country, and this one is my favorite crash at the moment for small rooms and clubs. I even got a good deal. I have always preferred the Swiss cymbals , but have owned Zildjian , and Sabian HHX. This cymbal is a lot brighter than those. The AAX is very good for all of the music I play. The bell is very woody and my stick (5A Wood) responds very well to this. Mallets rise very well with the mids to high and the shimmer is fantastic. I will definitely be buying some more sizes for my different setups

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't last long, but sounds good

This cymbal is an amazing sounding cymbal. It is very bright and has a nice crash sound. But, after about 8 months or so, this beautiful cymbal cracked. It does make a...Read complete review

This cymbal is an amazing sounding cymbal. It is very bright and has a nice crash sound. But, after about 8 months or so, this beautiful cymbal cracked. It does make a nice stacking cymbal after it cracks though.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic / Versatile

By Lazarusdrummer

from Cleburne, TX

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Excellent Decay
  • Focused Crash
  • Good bell
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Classic Rock
  • Country
  • Jazz Clubs

Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

I purchased the 16" after hitting about 20 others in the cymbal room at GC in Ft Worth. This one just sang to me with a bright shimmer that washed quickly away. It was a bit brighter than the stage crash of the Sabian AAX , but a bit darker than the 2002. I play mostly Classic Rock and Texas Country, and this one is my favorite crash at the moment for small rooms and clubs. I even got a good deal. I have always preferred the Swiss cymbals , but have owned Zildjian , and Sabian HHX. This cymbal is a lot brighter than those. The AAX is very good for all of the music I play. The bell is very woody and my stick (5A Wood) responds very well to this. Mallets rise very well with the mids to high and the shimmer is fantastic. I will definitely be buying some more sizes for my different setups

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very versatile crash!

By Steve Silva

from Wichita

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

    I got this at Guitar Center on sale and WHAT A DEAL I got!! Wow! This cymbal is so versatile. It has an initial responsive bright tone but not to high right after striking it, it resonates slightly but decays quickly, it has a medium high fat sound to it, the raw bell when played right below it makes this even rideable! I am seriously considering removing my ride cymbal for this!!

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a Sabian-what else can you say!

    By Gene

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

    Great cymbal, very versatile.

     
    3.0

    Doesn't last long, but sounds good

    By David

    from St. Paul, MN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Full Crash

    Cons

    • Chips Easily

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

    This cymbal is an amazing sounding cymbal. It is very bright and has a nice crash sound. But, after about 8 months or so, this beautiful cymbal cracked. It does make a nice stacking cymbal after it cracks though.

     
    5.0

    Perfect sound

    By Rbklgr

    from Tallahassee, fl

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Explosive Attack
    • Focused Crash
    • Full Crash

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

        Every drummer must have this cymbal. Love it!

         
        4.0

        Decent value when on sale

        By Rex

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

        Giving it a 4 because I haven't given it a full workout yet. The price was decent.

         
        5.0

        AAX Recording Crash Cymbal

        By John

        from Crown Point, IN

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rock

          Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

          I have had this crash for a couple weeks and this cymbal is a 100 out of a 100! The cymbal sounds great, its go great attack. I mainly use this cymbal for rock and metal, but I think it works best with most genres of music. If I could by this cymbal again, yes I could. I really enjoy this cymbal very much, the bell has a nice sound out of it and so does the bow of the cymbal. Overall this is one of the best cymbals I have had out of my 2 years of drumming and I would recommend it to any drummer.

           
          5.0

          Great Cymbal!! Definitely worth the price!!

          By J.R.

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Focused Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gospel music
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

            Great Cymbal!! Definitely worth the price!! I'd recommend this cymbal to anyone that's looking for a great cymbal but don't want the expensive price!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Cymbal was used, not new

            By William

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

            I received an obviously used cymbal instead of a new one

             
            5.0

            Would highly recommend

            By William

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

            Great sounding cymbal at an unbelievable low sale price. Perfect match for the cymbals already in my kit

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great buy great sound

            By martin

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal:

            great sound

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