Sabian 18" HHX Xtreme Crash Cymbal  From Sabian

A blend of dark and funky thin crash explosion with the raw attack of a chinese cymbal.

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What We Think

The Sabian HHXtreme crash is one of the unique sounds inside the line. The deep hammering creates a slightly more controlled sound than most of the other crashes. The larger bell allows dynamic players the freedom to play all surfaces of the cymbal creating a "second ride" cymbal. The wash of the crash is softer in the high frequencies allowing for a smoother spread while not over-powering the musical space.

This used but not abused crash cymbal has the usual stick marks. Weighing in at 1292 grams, this cymbal has no cracks, keyholing, or flea bites and is perfect for the player and not the collector.

Manufacturer's Description from Sabian

With HHX, we opened up a brave new world of sound possibility by taking dark, musically rich tone, and making it cut. So no matter what kind of music you play, HHX makes it easy to get your dark mojo working. Are you ready to unleash your dark?

HHX Craftsmanship

Sabian metallurgists combine measured amounts of copper, tin and silver to create centuries-old recipe for Sabian B20 bronze alloy

Molten-hot B20 bronze is very carefully hand-poured into pots, and once cooled, yields already-musical B20 bronze castings

B20 castings are meticulously hand-separated by weight and prepared to remove all impurities

Castings are fed through a large rolling oven up to a dozen times, involving a crew of 5 men who must work with choreographic precision under intense heat

During the entire rolling process, blanks must be rotated carefully to create a molecular weave for strength and durability

As castings become cymbal blanks, custom-built machine tools are expertly hand-operated to press bells into blanks, drill holes in center, cut down to size and bump for approximate shape

A combination of hand-guided machine hammering and hand-hammering is used to shape and form each cymbal, adding musicality, complexity, and bright tone

Lathe craftsmen operate specially retrofitted lathes, thinning cymbal to desired gauge while adding crucial tonal grooves

Cymbal must be trimmed to exact size and the edges buffed for smoothness

Each individual cymbal is hand-tested and hand-weighed in the Vault by Vault sound specialists, a critical process

Each individual cymbal is placed on a shelf to age, allowing the frantically active molecules to slow down and stabilize

Each individual cymbal is once again hand-tested by two Vault specialists to ensure they fit the parameters of the series and model

Sabian Cymbals

About Manufacturer

SABIAN was founded in 1981 when Robert Zildjian - one of the world's great names in cymbal making came to the conclusion that drummers needed a better choice of cymbals. Unsatisfied with the quality, the sound and the very relevance of the cymbals being manufactured at the time, he opened SABIAN in the small eastern Canadian village of Meductic, New Brunswick.

Since that time the SABIAN Vault has become a global center for cymbal and sound innovation. And that same SABIAN innovation has resulted in an unprecedented level of choice from the most diverse offering of cymbal design ever available. As a result, modern drummers and percussionists can choose from models that range from vintage to modern, from dark to bright, from traditional to downright eclectic.

Specifications

STYLE Modern

METAL B20

SOUND Dark

WEIGHT  Thin