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Sabian 19-Inch AAX X-Treme Chinese Cymbal
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- Cuts through the noise with oriental punch and focused power
- An extremely fast and focused Chinese cymbal
- Penetrating definition with total presence and power
- Protected by SABIAN Two-Year Warranty
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Extremely fast and providing a shimmering modern bright sound with innovative Dynamic Focus at all volumes., the 19-inch Sabian AAX X-Treme Chinese cymbal offers a bright, biting response that's big, trashy, and brash.
AAX Line Key Features
- Dynamic Focus design delivers shimmering modern bright responses at all volumes.
- Hand-guided, high-pressure hammering for instant response.
- Hand-cut, pinpoint lathing maximizes sensitivity for increased dynamic range.
- High-profile shape for brighter, more explosive and cutting responses.
- Various designs, some including raw bell or holes, for wide range of sounds.
- 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
Tap it. Thrash it. With its 'Dynamic Focus' design delivering total response accuracy at every volume, only AAX lets you work all the dynamic levels, from low volume to high, with total control. 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.
Dynamic Focus. The first modern B20 cymbal design concept, 'Dynamic Focus' delivers total control by eliminating volume threshold and distortion. The bright attack, the shimmering sustain, and the ability of AAX to perform with excellence at all volumes lets your playing shine.
What They're Saying
"The arrival of AAX changed everything. It's so efficient, so effective, so modern." --Daniel Adair
"AAX is a secret weapon. Tap it or slam it, it always delivers. I mix AAX and APX. Now that's a wicked combo!" --Ray Luzier
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.
Top Customer Reviews
It's a good cymbal, just remember that it's a huge loud cymbal and you might want to consider the 17" size unless you mainly play 18" and 20" crashes.
**UPDATE** I changed my review to 5-stars. After recording my drumset for the past few months, I've noticed that this 19" china is really a great choice. I'm glad I bought the 19" as it has more volume. In my earlier review, I thought the larger size would make the cymbal too loud, and it was too loud to my ears. However after recording my brass w/ my drumset and a band, the larger size adds just enough "oomph" to power though a rock band without being drowned out. Overall, I made a good choice w/ this cymbal. Sounds great. Worth the extra $ for the 19" size.
And, of course, as an acoustic drummer, my favorite part about any piece of my kit is the volume. My whole kit is loud, but this China really stands out about the rest of the kit. Everyone and their mother can hear this China from my home, even with a light touch. The volume of this China should really preserve it for any drummer. You can lightly hit this cymbal and get the volume of an 18" medium crash at least, so you shouldn't have to hit this hard at all. Should keep it in pretty good shape.