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 Hi-Hat
A raw bell and exclusive dual-lathing process gate the attack, resulting in a crispy pair of hats that never get out of control.
"The 14" Freq Hats are not only snazzy looking, but snazzy sounding - a toppy, distinctive tone, sharp and stylish without being aggressive. Freq is a wordplay on 'freak' and 'EQ'... cute, but you shouldn't take it too seriously. These hats are not freakish, they are musical, crisp, possibly a little thin-toned, but snappy with it. The 'EQ' tag we suppose indicates recording-ready. In fact Sabian suggests the raw bell and special lathing 'gate' the attack, which would indicate a shortening of sustain, a controlled sound. That seems fair, but don't take sharp to mean harsh - yes, they cut, but like the X-Plosion ride what struck us most was the warmth, particularly on the open-closed 'shoop'." - Geoff Nicholls
"The combination of a raw bell and Sabian's exclusive dual-lathing process gives Freq (pronounced "freak") Hats an interesting look, with the functional benefits of a concise attack and crisp stick definition. These are musical hi-hats with a confident chick sound and clear articulation. They made a very familiar first impression, as if they'd been part of my setup for years. There were no descriptive extremes to be heard. The pair possessed an excellent range of sounds that came together to create solid, all-purpose hi-hats." - David Clauro
Sabian has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This cymbal is ready to ship out from Sabian warehouse.