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IMMACULATE DARK Sabian 21” AAX X - PLOSION Ride 2750 g Versatile

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • Here's AMAZING sounding CLEAN, DARK ride! It’s one of the most versatile cymbals you will find - and a lot of people aren’t familiar with these.  They just see the stock photo and a hyphen. 

  • And a new one of these it’s $410   I’m not kidding.  I guess Sabian likes them too! 

  • And the AAX X-Plosion was one of Sabian’s “Cymbal Vote” winners! So it’s already been socially validated!  Wonderful! 

  • Immaculate condition 21” AAX X-Plosion Ride weighing a perfect 2750 grams.

  • Sabian describes this cymbal as:
    "A large, raw bell boosts the crash-ability factor in a cymbal that's equally at home performing light ride or heavy crash duty."

  • And that's accurate, except THIS particular 21” is actually fairly DARK sounding.

  • The tone is very well balanced. It's not bright, but it's not extremely dark either. It has a clean tone with darker leanings.

  • The Raw Bell is extremely cutting - but this cymbal is not a brutish one-trick-pony.  Migrate down to the plain and as Sabian promises, this 21” is fantastic for light riding.

  • When played with a light touch it opens up well and remains smooth and mellow.
  • Crash on the edge and you get an incredible wall of white noise FULL DARK Crash that’s capable of silencing even the most obstreperous guitar player.
  • Add the glassiness of a shimmering Brilliant Finish and the larger 21” size and you have this incredibly versatile cymbal.

  • It really goes from low volumes to loud volumes with ease - mellow to metal. 

  • And therein lies the magic. Fairly dark with a strong projection AND still responsive - that's a very hard combination to find...but here it is.

  • And it’s in perfect shape - only played for the video. That’s it.  

  • Mint.

  • No need to guess at what it sounds like. Have a listen.