FRX is designed for playing environments where other cymbals have too much attack. They are not low volume cymbals. Rather, they work by cutting specific frequencies that result in the perception of volume.
- Fast and shimmering, with an exceptionally soft touch.
"We're used to holes in crash cymbals - Sabian's O-Zones have large holes resulting in trashy lightning strikes. The FRX's tiny holes have a different effect. All crash cymbals are lightweight and the holes produce only the slightest of trashiness, more of a hissiness that translates as swift, smooth and clean. They make a perfectly balanced set, deliciously sweet. The bells are extra lively too and because there are holes in them, if you strike over the holes you get an interestingly airy, bright and jangly clang - a fresh sound that is, frankly, pretty cool in itself." - Geoff Nicholls
"All FRX cymbals have a traditional finish and feature AAX/HHX-style raw bells with finely lathed, subtly hammered bows. The 17", crashes are paper-thin; they flex very easily with the hands. The 17" models have eight bands of small holes that start about a third of the way up the bell and extend about 1.5" into the bow. When compared to similarly sized crashes without holes, the FRX models had a comparable bright-yet-warm tone with a quick, breathy attack and shimmery sustain. However, they felt a lot softer, they decayed a bit faster, and they were devoid of muddy midrange overtones. The holes in the bell gave it a soft, integrated tone. In the studio, the FRX didn't sound radically different from other paper-thin crashes, other than having a more contained and focused tone. I did notice that there was less cymbal bleed into the drum and room mics, which allowed for a tighter and punchier mix. When I used the FRX crashes with a band, the differences were much more significant. The attack was very soft, the decay was quick, and the perceived volume was much lower. Think of the difference between the sound of hitting a crash with no hearing protection versus the quieter and less harsh experience you have when wearing high-quality earplugs. These are some of the most ear-friendly crashes I've played that also produce a full, professional-grade sound." - Michael Dawson
"The clever new FRX (Frequency Reduction) line of cymbals from
Sabian aims to help drummers keep their perceived volume down
without sacrificing sound quality. The crash cymbals are a nice complement to the two rides. They are a medium-light weight, and have a focused, airy, dry sound. You can hit the crashes rather hard and they never get out of control. The 17-inch speak quickly, but have a bit more body and cutting power. Out of the entire FRX line, I think these crashes best accomplish what Sabian was going for. If you want to reduce the sonic space your cymbals occupy in quieter performances environments, Sabian FRX is a great option" - 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.