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Sabian 20-Inch AA Medium Ride Cymbal

by Sabian

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  • A highly versatile model
  • Crisp stroke definition, bright tones and a clean bell
  • Classic Bright sounds for modern players
  • Protected by SABIAN Two-Year Warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 1.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6 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: B0002E27FU
  • Item model number: 22012
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,373 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

The SABIAN 20" AA Medium Ride in Natural Finish is a highly versatile model that balances crisp stroke definition with a smooth blend of bright tone and clean bell. SABIAN AA cymbals are all about classic sounds. Rock. Funk. Jazz. Blues. It's about tradition, about what made history. And it's about making history again. Bright, explosive energy, the vintage bright sound for today.

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The classic sounds of the past live on with the energized bright sound of the Sabian AA series cymbals. This highly versatile 20-inch AA medium ride cymbal balances crisp stroke definition with a smooth blend of bright tones and a clean bell.

Specs
  • Size: 20 inches
  • Style: Vintage
  • Sound: Bright
  • Metal: B20
  • Weight: Medium
  • Finish: Natural/Brilliant

AA Line Key Features

  • Traditional automatic hammering ensures versatility and power in Vintage Bright sounds.
  • Hand-cut, wide-blade lathing tightens cymbal structure for increased durability.
  • High-profile shaping raises pitch, so AA cuts through and gets you heard.
  • Small-peen hammering increases stick response and boosts energy.
  • Concentric circles of hammering build tension into the profile, for increased projection.
  • Made of pure Sabian B20 bronze--20 percent tin, 80 percent copper, and traces of silver.
  • All Sabian B20 bronze cymbals are quality protected by a two-year warranty

AA: Vintage Bright Sounds. Get back to the 50's, the 60's, and the 70's. Retro, reverso, classic... get back to the times when British beat groups powered the radio and took over TV, power and punk poured out of Detroit, soul music was a sensation, jam bands ruled the West Coast, and horndriven jazz/rock blew power trios and psychedelia off the charts. Get back with the Vintage Bright sounds of AA.

What They're Saying

"AA is kinda like the Beatles, Cream and Hendrix. It's from a different time, but still sounds amazing today." --Chad Smith

"There is something about that bright AA tone and great feel… and I can lay a beating on them and they last like you wouldn't believe. AA has durability with that sweet sound. It's a package made in heaven." --Gene Hoglan

Play the Right Cymbals

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.

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As is the case with all cast cymbals, each has it's own sound. I own 2 medium AA Sabian 20" medium rides, one made early after Sabian formed and one a few years old. Both are great but sound different. Both are musical with a nice wash. Both are crashable and have a clear open bell sound.

The newer cymbal is as low pitched as my friends "K" ( surprising) and much lower than my older Sabian.

Finally the old Sabian is extensively machined hammered with a slightly heavier weight. The newer "AA" has about 4 rows or so of hammering, resulting in a slightly less complex tone.

I prefer the newer for jazz and the older for rock.
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