When you think AAX, think of a cymbal you can play all day long on modern or mainstream music – with a range as wide as Bruno Mars to Meshuggah.
AAX X-Plosion Hi-Hat
- Medium top – medium-heavy bottom pairing provides incredible foot.
- High profile bell and sustain-enhancing process makes it open and loud – or tight and articulate.
"They are alive with tone. They cut and are bright but not harsh. " - Leo J.
"Brightness in the 14" pair, giving them a powerful edge. At the same time they are undeniably smooth, with their volume and clarity being tempered by a broader spread of frequencies. Any overt toppiness is most obvious when playing them half open; closed they are articulate to the subtlest degree." - Adam Jones
"Very articulate and sound great tight or really loose. They are pretty sloshy when they're opened up." - Daniel Struble
"These medium-heavy hi-hats feature a brilliant finish with unlathed but polished bells. They had a strong cut and worked
nicely when held half open in a high-volume context. What gives these hi-hats their "X-Plosion" name is a higher profile, especially on the bell, which results in increased sustain
and upper-mid overtones. The 14" set seemed right at home in alt-rock, providing plenty of bite to help cut through guitars." - Mark Parsons
"A smart sharp hit and sustain...a good blend for rock or jazz types. Bright and excellent sounding." - Hemant
"Tight and controlled when closed, explosive and loud when open." - Mitchell Scott
"The 14-inch AAX X-Plosion hi-hats feature a medium-weight top cymbal that is paired with a heavy bottom cymbal. An advantage of this combination is crispness, and with these
hi-hats the foot "chick" is effortless. The unlathed bell is quite large and has a high profile. Top and bottom cymbals feature a highly polished finish. Since high frequencies and louder volume are a focus, there is minimal hammering. The lathing is relatively light and tightly spaced. The end result is high-powered hats that are also versatile. Ultra-precise stick definition is easily obtainable with the 14-inch hats, and they have a great, trashy wash when played half open. These hats arenâ€™t as one-dimensional as you might think. Theyâ€™d make excellent big band hi-hats, and lower-volume situations
such as small-group jazz would also be no problem.
Sabian has bridged a difficult gap with the AAX X-Plosions. At
first glance, you might think they're one-sided, heavy rock hi-hats. They are very versatile, though. I would feel comfortable taking both the 14-inch pair out on everything from a jazz quartet gig to an arena-rock show." - Ryan Bennett
Sabian has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This cymbal is ready to ship out from Sabian warehouse.