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 Freq Crash
Freq design is an exclusive dual-lathing process that results in unique, intensely-cutting crashes that deliver quick bursts of hi-frequency tone, and fill the stage with big, open sound.
Although most rock cymbals cut with focused high-pitched tone generated by the bell, the Freq Crash gets its boosted cut from the exclusive dual-lathing process.
"The 18" Freq crash alludes to both 'freak' and 'frequency' in its name and has a band of unusual, roughly-brushed finish between its well-defined raw bell and lathed bow. With its band of proprietary brushed finish, the Freq crash stands out visually and its performance is similarly attention- grabbing. There is a lot of warmth in its note and a fair pinch of dryness too, but it cuts through all the same. A strong bell response completes the package. If I had to sum it up in one word it would be 'meaty'." - Adam Jones
"The unique-looking 18" Freq crash has three different finishes on top. The bell is dark, raw, and unlathed; the outer half of the bow has fine lathing and a medium polish; and the inner half of the bow looks like it's been surfaced by an aggressive wire wheel. (You could file your nails on this thing) All three surfaces are repeated on the bottom. The sonic results of this cymbal were just as interesting as the aesthetics. It's fairly heavy for a typical crash, and the higher profile, increased thickness, and three-surface design join forces to increase the sustain and raise the pitch, especially in the
overtones. Overall, the cymbal was loud, aggressive, and bright sounding. In some ways the "Bash ride" label might be better
suited to this model than to the larger cymbals, as the Freq generated a Warped Tour-appropriate wash of high-frequency
overtones that would reign over the densest guitar mix. If aggressive music is your bag, you'll want to hear this crash." - Mark Parsons
"Great cut awesome decay this cymbal is sure to bring the freq out of any kit." - punch
"The attack is bright, but it immediately resolves into a rich, dark decay." - Shopper
"It responds very quickly to the stick with an initially bright explosion but rapidly resolves into a darker decay and a beautifully mixed undertone. At low volumes it is purely a darker cymbal and the bright characteristics are much more subtle. The bell sounds outstanding and has a crisp and clear punch in it." - Jack of all Trades
Sabian has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within one month.