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With an innovative Tone Projection design shooting simmering hot, dark tone through all volumes and all styles of music, and a great selection of models, the Sabian HHX cymbal is the epitome of Modern Dark sound. This 18-inch HHX X-Plosion crash cymbal boosts its trademark dark tones with explosive power.
Until HHX it was impossible to project darkness. But the dark, simmering sound, agitated bite and Tone Projection design of HHX makes this series more effective. Some other cymbals may generate darkness, but HHX stirs up more simmering heat, more musical dirt, more of what drummers want to hear, and projects it. That projection makes a huge difference. It's called Tone Projection.
Tone Projection, like waves of light, shoots hot, simmering darkness through the music and across the distance. It gets you heard. And felt.
"Other cymbals may be dark, but HHX cuts... and when you're playing with a loud band or to a big audience HHX Tone Projection is what it takes to get your tone heard." --Tomas Haake
"The magic of HHX is the darkness that allows me to go places I wasn’t able to go before. These cymbals inspire me to play great because they always sound great... anywhere." --Dom Famularo
Every cymbal has its strengths and limitations. Hitting a smaller or thinner cymbal harder and harder to get a bigger sound or make it louder isn't the answer. It wasn't designed to be so loud. So don't use small, thin cymbals for high-volume, hard-hitting playing (unless you want a contrast in your set-up... but don't hit them as hard as the rest.) For volume, power and durability, choose bigger and heavier models. And consider the brighter sounding series, like AA, AAX, PRO and Sonix. Their sounds are higher pitched and more effective at cutting through a loud band. Lower pitched series, like Hand Hammered and HHX, also offer models suitable for powering any style of music.