i love the 2002's aswell, i own a 18" 2002 medium crash and a 20" 2002 crash and they are awesome, a bit harsher than the a customs, but it you want cymbals that cut they are your boys....
horay ! go sabianIve got a new testimony to the versatility of these crashes. So the rock band i play in was performing at my high school for an open house event and after we finished, the schools jazz band played a few songs. I am also the drummer for the schools jazz band so to save some set-up time i used a combo of my cymbals and the school's vintage zildjians. (we have some very kind very rich people who make donations to our music program occasionally) Anyway...The band director and most of the rhythm section actually preferred my 16" aaxplosion to the school's cymbals, even for a lighter jazz setting. Not only are they a beast in rock and roll, but they sing in a jazz setting too. Hows THAT for versatility?
Did i mention that I love these crashes?
Wow, u really brought this 4 year old thread back from the dead LOL. I think you'll be happy with the Xplosion. The 18" model is by far my favorite. I ended up trading it for a AAX 18" Stage crash. It's very similar. Same weight. I find the 18" stage crash to be more versatile though. Either way, the AAX Xplosion series is excellent.Have an 18' AAX Xplosion arriving tomorrow which I got from ebay for £90 in great condition.
Going to use it for live settings along with my 18" Sabian HH Rock Crash, expecting them to compliment each other a lot.
I too rocked out the AAX Xplosions for a couple years then made the transition to AAX Stage crashes. Seems like they sound similar and have the same characteristics. But the Stage's seem to be a bit more versatile for some reason.Hi. I'm new here.
I've played and loved the AAXplosions (18 and 19) for years. I recently added a 19 AAX Stage crash that I actually prefer. Also recently got a AAX dark crash (17) that is beautiful.
6 year delayed response but this thread was revived and caught my attention.I liked my 18" AAXplosion but I just couldn't get it to sound nice at lower volumes like my Evolution crash or my Legacy ride. It didn't open up easily, though mine was on the heavy end of the spectrum. I find the Fast version to be too bright and also not great at low volume stuff- I think partially because of Sabian's brilliant finish, but I'm not sure. Just not my taste- I'm a much bigger proponent of dark cymbals