Sabian AAXplosion 16' Crash Reviews 4

I bought the AAXplosion at Guitar Center in Baltimore, Maryland for about 110$ because i can haggle well. I bought it because the name itself screams badass, when you hit it its like the biggest sound out of a 16' I have ever seen.

The best way to describe it is when you hit this cymbal hard you can do some serious damage to your ear drums, it has a kind of "splashy" sound to it, but better.

One of the things I don't like is that it is very easily smudged. And, although it has served me extremely well, it isn't as durable as i would have hoped. I'm not one to crack cymbals, but it bent oddly enough, which kinda sucks but it still sounds magnificent.

Nice raw bell, pretty good looking when clean.

This is a loud, kickass cymbal, which is surprising coming from a 16'. It does me good everyday and has a nice melodic ring to it. I'm sure you can haggle the price down a good amount, but I wouldn't pay over 135$ for a 16' or 17'. Thanks, cya.

Sean rated this unit 4 on 2003-11-20.

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