Sabian AAX Concept Crash CC4 (16")

markkarj

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I picked one up today on a Black Friday (ish) sale... about $125 CAD with taxes in (less than $100 USD).

A question and an observation:

1) Is this Sabian's way of testing the market before they introduce new product? It seemed some of the initial Concept Crashes a few years ago were forerunners to their AAX redesign. I'm wondering where they're going with these new cymbals. The lathing was reminiscent of Paiste's Signature series.

2) I compared it to an HHX evolution I own, and I didn't find a heck of a lot of difference. I wonder how many versions of that brighter, quick crash Sabian can continue to produce between the Xplosions, Xplosions fasts, V-crashes, the new AAX variants, and so on.
 

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I don't know, but FWIW I picked up the 17" CC4 and it's the most pleasing Sabian crash cymbal I've played, and I'm partial to Paiste Sig crashes.
 

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Ah interesting... they only offered the 16" from the chain that was selling them here (Canada's version of Guitar Center). I do like the cymbal... will probably fit well with my AAXplosion fast crashes.
 


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