Sabian AAX Xplosion Vs Zildjian A medium thin 16"

mmulcahy1

Platinum Member
I believe (somebody correct me if i'm wrong) that the AAX are considered a bright higher pitched "modern" cymbal, while the Zildjian A is definitely categorized as natural -not as bright- vintage sounding cymbal.

These sites will give plenty of information:
http://www.sabian.com/en/home
http://zildjian.com
 

Superman

Gold Member
I believe (somebody correct me if i'm wrong) that the AAX are considered a bright higher pitched "modern" cymbal, while the Zildjian A is definitely categorized as natural -not as bright- vintage sounding cymbal.

These sites will give plenty of information:
http://www.sabian.com/en/home
http://zildjian.com

No, you are spot on. Two very different sounding cymbals. Really depends what sound you are looking for, both are great...go to a shop and hit them.
 
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DamoSyzygy

Guest
As is the point of the AAXPlosions, their transients will peak quicker, so would work better than the A as a cymbal for accenting.
For the same reason as above, when riding on it continuously, the AAX will have more definition for each hit, whereas the A will possibly blend/wash together a little more evenly.

As to whether they are bright or not depends entirely on the existing setup you're adding them to.

The bottom line is that they are both great cymbals, with minute differences which will them more or less suitable for your purpose - And that's the point. have a purpose for your next cymbal before buying it, and ask yourself what it offers that your existing setup cannot.

Hope this helps.
 
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