Do you want something with a lot of wash, or do you just want a ride that is crashable, or do you want something that you can wash ride? Those are all a bit different. Plus are you wanting something bright or dark?Searching for a new Sabian wash ride cymbal. I currently play a 20 inch Sabian AAX Stage ride which is a medium weight. Great cymbal but cant crash it like I would like to for some applications. Any recommendations? HHX Evolution? Comments will be greatly appreciated.
I probably know the answer to this but if you are looking for something similar to, why not just get a Zildjian Anni Ride then?Ya looking for something crashable equivalent to Zilidjans 21st anniversary ride. Cymbal will be used for alternative music and about it. My Stage ride does well in every other department. Would prefer a bright ride to go w my brilliant stage hats but there also pretty versitale can go w anything along w my 18 and 19 inch AAX Xplosion crasheds which I swear I'll never get rid of. Just amazing perfect crashes
Thank you for the replies. Yes the AAX Stage is a very versatile cymbal if you could just crash it a tad bit more it would be my one and only ride. I'll check out the Omni, bash and el sabor for sure. Any recommendations on sizes for them? Been hearing alot about the groove ride and evolution. Just have nowhere to play them were I live. Just going off YouTube videos. Afraid if I go bigger it wont crash as well due to weight then again that's why I'm posting. Keep em coming
If you are able to do a side by side of these and feed back your observations on this thread that would be really useful for me! I have an hhx groove ride but would be very interested to know how the others compare, especially in the wash ride role.What I like to hear. AA bash ride, AA el sabor, AAX omni, HHX Groove and Evolution will be looked into and evaluated.
I figured that was the reason. I'm kind of the same way too. Anyway this is an old site Sabian made and a lot of stuff on it doesn't work anymore. However, the videos seem to work and it might be good for you to compare some clips at least. Just make sure you listen in HD with good headphones and it should give you a good starting point. http://www.washride.com/I'm that guy whose cymbals all need to be the same make. If I go for the Zilidjan Aniversary ride then I'd have to change all my cymbals to Zilidjan. I believe all manufacturers make great cymbals and all make what I'm looking for. Just need some Sabian guys to help me find what I'm looking for.
If you are able to do a side by side of these and feed back your observations on this thread that would be really useful for me! I have an hhx groove ride but would be very interested to know how the others compare, especially in the wash ride role.