Designed for percussionists to slap by hand, the SABIAN 16" AAX El Sabor Picante Hand Crash is an extra-thin-edged (with medium-weight center), semi-lathed model that simply explodes with bright, dirt-tinged sound. This innovative model features three very distinct playing surfaces -- two for playing with stick, one for playing by hand. The raw, non-hammered bell is ideal for playing the clave. The unlathed, medium-weight center area is a dry ride area. And the lathed, extra thin outer half is highly sensitive, making it ideal for slapping hot, shimmering sounds by hand. Its name--El Sabor ('the Flavor') and Picante ('hot') combine to define its very unique character.
The SABIAN AAX series delivers consistently bright, crisp, clear and cutting responses – AAX is the ultimate Modern Bright sound!
Made in Canada
Extra-thin edge, medium center, make this model ideal to play by hand
Bright sound with a hint of dirt
Penetrating definition with total presence and power