Sabian 18" AAX X-Plosion Crash
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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 18” 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.
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.
Why Plays AAX?
A perennial best-selling Sabian series, AAX is played by top Sabian artists.
- Made in Canada
- 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
- Explodes with the power only thin cymbals can provide
- Amazing responsiveness and punchy accents at all volume levels
- Musical and durable B20 bronze
- AAX Series
- Size: 18"
- Type: Crash Cymbal
- Metal: B20
- Style: Modern
- Sound: Bright
- Weight: Medium Thin
- Finish: Brilliant