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Sabian 16-Inch AAX X-Plosion Crash Brilliant Finish Cymbal

by Sabian

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  • Also available in HHX "Modern Dark" models
  • A Killer crash that blows through any volume and any music
  • Penetrating definition with total presence and power
  • Protected by SABIAN Two-Year Warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 1.5 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002E289K
  • Item model number: 21687XB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,971 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

Product Description

X-Plosive Crash Delivers Presence and Power

Engineered for immediate response and huge output, this medium-thin Crash cymbal is perfectly designed to cut through the thousands of watts of amplified sound created by modern rock, pop, country and hip-hop bands — not to mention their screaming fans. As a result, AAX X-Plosion Crashes more than deliver the goods when it comes to penetrating massive volumes onstage - they kill it. With sparkling, bright presence and total power, the 16” AAX X-Plosion Crash gets you heard – and felt.

Redefining the Modern Cymbal

With their high-profile raw bell, pinpoint lathing and Sabian-exclusive sustain-enhancing process, AAX-X-Plosion Crashes have won multiple awards since bursting on the scene in 2000. Just hit one and it’s easy to see why. From the instant, explosive crash right down to the soft, buttery feel – this is a cymbal that has redefined what a Crash cymbal can be. It’s why Ray Luzier of Korn says, “They cut when you want them to cut. I love them, and I’m always getting compliments from other drummers. The AAX-X-Plosions are amazing!”

Sabian AAX – Modern Bright

AAX changed everything. Before AAX, most cymbals were manufactured using processes that had been around for centuries. AAX was the first B20 Bronze cymbals designed and manufactured using completely modern lathing and hammering techniques. The result? Increased brightness, cut and musicality – for the widest dynamic range ever achieved. And suddenly, the bright, explosive tone of AA cymbals was available even at low volume. AAX uses hand-guided, high-pressure hammering for instant, bright responses. Pinpoint lathing is used to achieve increased sensitivity and wide dynamic range – even at low volume. And the high profile shape delivers cutting, high-pitched tone. In the studio or on stage, in every style of music, only AAX delivers such consistently bright, crisp, clear, and cutting responses. AAX is the ultimate Modern Bright sound!

Who Plays AAX?

A perennial best-selling Sabian series, AAX is played by top Sabian artists.

Hand-Crafted – Every Step of the Way

Like all Sabian B20 Cast Cymbals, AAX X-Plosion Crashes begin their life in the Foundry, where a centuries-old family process is used to create the most musical and durable of all cymbal alloys. Inside the Foundry, Sabian metallurgists combine carefully measured amounts of Copper, Tin and Silver, heat it to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, and pour it into casts. At this stage, it’s hard to believe these castings will eventually become a powerhouse cymbal like the AAX-X-Plosion Crash. But first, they must go on a journey through Multi-rolling for intensity, Hammering for tone, Lathing for enhanced response and projection, and a final Aging process in the legendary Sabian Vault for optimum sound. In a sense, it’s a journey that’s only complete when you play the cymbal of your choice - an evolution from idea to reality. It is this process – innovation blended with traditional cymbal-making – that allowed AAX to make history as the first modern cymbal concept in B20 bronze.


Product Features
  • Killer crash blows through any music, at any volume
  • Penetrating definition with total presence and power
  • A Crash cymbal that bursts with explosive energy
  • Consistently bright, cutting response
  • Redefines the concept of a modern Crash cymbal
  • AAX Series Cymbals offer Modern Bright tone
  • Also available in Sabian HHX “Modern Dark” series
  • Quality protected with Sabian 2-Year Warranty
  • Crafted from Sabian B20 Bronze

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mikedrums on July 29, 2010
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I bought this cymbal not too long ago to enhance my set and I must say that this is a great crash. It's nice and bright (but not overly bright),nice and loud, and has a great attack. I absolutely love the AAX line of Sabian cymbals and I recommend this and the 18 inch X-plosion as well, which I also have. Everyone talks about Zildjian A customs and they're great, but I think the AAX's are as good or better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Morgan T. Windom on May 29, 2012
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I got this Cymbal for the amazing price of $169! It was worth every penny. The sound is terrific and the finish is beautiful. It is basically Sabians version of the Zildian A Custom. The cymbal is great and I love it! Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Inferno on August 4, 2014
I love this 16"! Tested on my buddy's setup first and had to get a set for myself (also the 18" Freq crash). Crisp/clear/bright sounds. I'm an intermediate to advanced drummer and I would recommend to similar individuals.
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This Cymbal has a explosive sound I'm loving this cymbal it defiantly deserves 5 Stars this is a hot product
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