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    Got hired to play for a country/southern rock artist. The cymbals I currently own just didn’t sound the way I wanted for this gig, so I got some AAX’s to help handle the job.


    14" AAX X-Celerator Hats
    17" AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash
    19" AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash
    18” AAX X-Plosion Ozone
    21" AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride
    10" AAX Air Splash

    I used to have a set and let them go when money got tight. I always liked how they sounded so I went out and got me some more.

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    Six piece DW Design Series, Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator snare drums, Centent Emperor, & Centent Lad Legend cymbals


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    The AAX's sound sweet. I would never buy all Sabian though. I like Zildjian too much. Mix and match for me.
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    I love all my AAX's ! Nice choice!!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Concept Maple Classic | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    I gigged with them last night and they were phenomenal!
    Six piece DW Design Series, Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator snare drums, Centent Emperor, & Centent Lad Legend cymbals


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    I got a pair of 14" AAX Stage Hats when the line first came out around 93. Did the side by side comparison with bunch of different hats. The local music store was doing their version of a NAMM show so they had a lot set up. They sounded the best to me that day.

    I think they eventually developed cracks and that's why i moved on.. but to be honest .. Sabian seems prone to cracking from my experience with them.. i use to be all about Sabian but got fed up with it. Haven't owned one in quite some time now.

    But your set up looks great.. and sure they sound great too.
    RED DIRT MOUNTAIN
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    REGAL TiP
    AQUARIAN

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    Congrats man, Those are very versatile and great sounding cymbals. A little bright at times but for live music they are perfect. I have never had any issues with any Sabians cracking. I have cracked 2 cymbals in my lilfe so far and both were Zildjian K Hybrid crashes. Most likely probably due to my bad technique when I really get into a gig and get a little Moonish if you will : ) Hopefully I have learned from it but I have not gigged in awhile so who knows.
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,10x8,12x9,16x16

    PDP Concept Classic Bop kit 18x14, 12x8, 14x14

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    Sabian rocks! I have three AAX crashes, and I really like them. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

    Mapex Saturn toms, bass drum, and snare / Mapex MPX snare / Sabian HHX, AAX, SR2 / Evans / LA Backbeat

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    Sample of how they sound live

    Six piece DW Design Series, Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator snare drums, Centent Emperor, & Centent Lad Legend cymbals


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    Sample of how they sound live

    Nice man, They all sound great. I especially like the ride
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,10x8,12x9,16x16

    PDP Concept Classic Bop kit 18x14, 12x8, 14x14

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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