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SABIAN has introduced AA Metal-X, a range of aggressive, high-powered cymbals designed specifically for today's hardest-hitting, loudest and heaviest drummers. Handcrafted from SABIAN secret-process B20 bronze, the world's most durable and effective cymbal alloy, AA Metal-X delivers power through a uniquely new and innovative design that focuses on cymbal performance efficiency, not weight to create the power required to cut through today's high-powered playing situations. Loaded with new design concepts, this professional 'Brilliant Finish' range is definitely designed for today's power players.

Innovative AA Metal-X features include:

  • A power-active design so AA Metal-X models open up faster, project louder and further, and have an extended sustain that increases their presence before sliding into silence with a smooth decay curve.
  • A solid, raw, unlathed bell that that not only increases volume and explosiveness, but is pitch compatible with the rest of the cymbal, for increased response brightness and tonal consistency.
  • A high-speed, tension-adjusting dual lathing process on the top and bottom of each cymbal that shapes the sound and creates a strong visual identity.

Commented SABIAN master product specialist Mark Love: "AAMetal-X gain power from their design, not the addition of more metal, so they respond faster and louder, cut farther, and explode with bigger sounds. This is done by maximizing the power potential of the tension found in the metal of AA cymbals, then releasing it with a design that not only accelerates the response rate, but boosts response power to a new higher level. Each cymbal is lathed, polished to a Brilliant Finish, then line-lathed a second time. The amount of pressure applied in that 2nd lathing tunes the structure of the cymbal sound and increases its effectiveness. AA Metal-X is not for the shy; it's for drummers who play with the sort of hard-hitting conviction that would destroy other cymbals."

AA Metal-X is available in of today's most popular sizes: 10", 12" Splashes; 14" , 15" Hats; 16", 17", 18", 19", 20" Crashes; 18", 20" Chinese; and 20", 21", 22", 24" Rides. A 'Sonically Matched' Performance Set (14" Hats, 16" Crash, 20" Ride) is also available. Splashes are thin but loud. The Hats consist of medium-heavy top/heavy bottom. Crashes feature large bells for increased power and projection. The Chinese is medium thin, with a raised pitch and loud, brash and aggressive attack. Rides are heavy, with solid definition and a large, loud, penetrating bell. All AA Metal-X are buffed to a 'Brilliant Finish'. They are quality-protected by the SABIAN One-Year Warranty Program.

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