Just out of curiosity, it there a size difference in bells between your 17" and 18"?I have the 19, 18 and 17" x-plosions...
Personally i can't tell that they are much different in size but it may just be my eyes. lol If there is a difference it's minimal.Just out of curiosity, it there a size difference in bells between your 17" and 18"?
On Zildjian's, the bell size on a 17" and smaller is smaller than the bell on the 18" and larger. (I think an A Zildjian 16" Rock Crash is the exception with its larger bell)
what evolution cymbal u got there ? heard therye really swel as well how do they compare to the aax crashesI have the 20" and I really like it. It is low pitched and opens up very easily - and not just for a 20", either. I've had smaller cymbals that were tougher to open than this. I has kind of a roar to it that's really cool. Much easier to play than an A Custom 20" crash (which I tried and returned before settling on this one).
I'm thinking of getting an 18" and a 19" to go with it.
BTW: if I had any complaint about it, it would only be that it could go just a skosh louder. But if I replace my A Customs with AAXplosions, I probably wouldn't notice at all.
Solaris is right, it's a ride, but I only ever used it for a crash. It didn't work so well as a ride IMO, but it worked really well as a crash, although just a little on the heavy side; I wanted something with some wobble, so I sold it to get the AAXplosion. Actually, now I think that may have been a mistake. Not that I don't like the Xplosion, but I should have figured out another way to pay for it. Oh wellwhat evolution cymbal u got there ? heard therye really swel as well how do they compare to the aax crashes
I owned a couple of aaxplosion crashes, i play rock and swapped them for some a customs. The aaxplosions where to dead sounding not cutting enough... IMOFunny thing about these cymbals is that as much as I like them, I think the name Xplosion is a little misleading. Sure, they're thin (Sabian's dubbed them "medium-thin") and open up quick, but they're also a bit on the mellow side. Seriously, I have my 20" AAXplosion right next to a 19" A Custom (thin) and an 18" A Custom Projection (medium-thin) and the Zildjians are more explosive in my mind than the AAXplosion. I think this is just due to the Zildjians being a bit brighter and louder. The AAXplosion 20" is quite a bit darker and not quite as loud as a 20" A Custom.
Anyway, FWIW, I'm thinking about phasing out the Zildjians in favor of a couple more AAXs. I'm especially curious about the Stage Crashes...
The fast crashes are much thinner (extra-thin vs. medium thin), which makes them quicker to open and quicker to decay. They also won't have as much body as a heavier cymbal will, which to me is a huge drawback.has anyone tried the aax xplosion fast crashes n how do they compare the regular xplosions
I definitely think there's a trade-off there. I had an 18" AAXplosion a few years back and sold it after a couple months because I felt the same way - a little dead sounding. I had it mixed with an A Custom and a 2oo2 Crash at the time and they were much brighter and more cutting than the Sabian.I owned a couple of aaxplosion crashes, i play rock and swapped them for some a customs. The aaxplosions where to dead sounding not cutting enough... IMO