Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 18"
Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 18"

AA Medium Thin Crash 18", Crash Cymbal from Sabian in the AA series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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MGR/M.H.'s review"Sabian 18" AA Medium Crash"

Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 18"
I bought the cymbal at Music City in St. John's, Nf. for $140.

Amazing clarity and decay. Bright, yet warm tone. Really comes through on recordings. Very versatile sound, appropriate for a wide variety of music genres.

When I bought it there were some non-removable fingerprints (a fault of the retailer). But for Sabian in general, their clean cream really does do a good job on the cymbal, but it also removes the label from the cymbal! This has happened on every Sabian cymbal I own. The cymbals need to be cleaned often, otherwise you get green stains on it (especially on the underside) I am assuming this is possibly a formation of a copper oxide from any moisture in the environment.

The quality and construction is outstanding, as all Sabian cymbals are.

This is an excllent cymbal. Worth every penny. You won't be dissappointed.

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ben(zin)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash 18"
I use this cymbal since ..... 2 days! ;-)
I just buy it for my 1st UNESCORecords Crash, Sabian XS20 crash a 16 '.
I have long sought a cymbal that would suit me. I ax my research on the crash of large diameter (18,19). I'm all about trying crash in stores, but the stock is often poor so I mainly look on the internet. For cymbals fawns "The differences are the machine behavior and negligible (between cymbals of the same model) and the sound samples of the sites (eg Sabian) are enough representation. So I "essayquot; many models before making my choice (AA Fast Crash 17", 18 "...) Vault

So the AA medium thin crash 18 "that I used. I do not availing oneself of the same finish that this model presents on Audiofanzine but that the:
This cymbal has a good volume, must imply Behind guitars. All pannel harmonic along well even in the piano. The attack is lively and acute, supported by a medium rather sustain and rather long (large diameter requires). The bell is pretty bomb.
It marries very well with my XS20 Crash (Although AA is multimdia range. XS20 is really well! Same finish is comparable).

This cymbal costs about 200-250 euros. I find it well worth it (even if in the absolut prices are still too many cymbal chr).

I put a score of 9 / 10 because I was not yet explored the full potential of this cymbal.
I will try to iron a few times to change / UNESCORecords my opinion when I have used more (Group particulirement).

PS: I just saw that this cymbal is the set of a few drummers pro, axs heavy rock / progressive mtal and some electric junk.
This should not guide your choice that is why I would mention no names! ;-), But show it's a quality cymbal.