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  • My Good But Cheap Cymbal Setup

    I bought all of these cymbals new, and there are deals out there if they can be found. All of these are Sabian.

    18" SR2 Thin (paid $100) a good crash-ride
    17" AAX Concept Crash (paid $110)
    16" AAX Concept Crash (paid $100)
    14" SR2 Hats (medium top, heavy bottom; paid $160)

    So I only paid $470 for these. The hats do not sound good in a small room, so I will probably get an SR2 14" Thin and use the 14" Medium for the bottom when I play in small rooms. I am totally satisfied with these Sabians. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman - drummer for Jesus

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Mapex MPX (snare, )Mapex Armory Sabre (Snare), Mapex Saturn bass drum and toms; Sabian HHX, AAX, XS20, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

    Church Drummers Army

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    Originally posted by Drumolator View Post
    I bought all of these cymbals new, and there are deals out there if they can be found. All of these are Sabian.

    18" SR2 Thin (paid $100) a good crash-ride
    17" AAX Concept Crash (paid $110)
    16" AAX Concept Crash (paid $100)
    14" SR2 Hats (medium top, heavy bottom; paid $160)

    So I only paid $470 for these. The hats do not sound good in a small room, so I will probably get an SR2 14" Thin and use the 14" Medium for the bottom when I play in small rooms. I am totally satisfied with these Sabians. Peace and goodwill.
    I kinda like the SR2 cymbals. I own three heavies: two 18" and one 19". I use them as crash rides.

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    • #3
      I've got about 50 Sabians in my collection. All found for great deals. Only 1 or 2 that don't make the rotation in there. Mostly the AA stuff, but otherwise all great cymbals.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tommy_D View Post
        I've got about 50 Sabians in my collection. All found for great deals. Only 1 or 2 that don't make the rotation in there. Mostly the AA stuff, but otherwise all great cymbals.
        You don't dig the automatic anvil?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tommy_D View Post
          I've got about 50 Sabians in my collection. All found for great deals. Only 1 or 2 that don't make the rotation in there. Mostly the AA stuff, but otherwise all great cymbals.
          I think the Sabian AA cymbals sound excellent.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain View Post
            I think the Sabian AA cymbals sound excellent.
            I totally agree. If I was starting over, I would get all Sabian AA's. Peace and goodwill.
            Mark Wellman - drummer for Jesus

            "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

            Mapex MPX (snare, )Mapex Armory Sabre (Snare), Mapex Saturn bass drum and toms; Sabian HHX, AAX, XS20, and SR2 ; Evans ; LA Backbeat

            Church Drummers Army

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Drumolator View Post
              I totally agree. If I was starting over, I would get all Sabian AA's. Peace and goodwill.
              Sabian AAs are great cymbals. I have:

              20" Sabian AA rock ride
              14" Sabian regular hats
              17" AA rock crash
              18" AA rock crash

              All of these cymbals have been with me for around 20 years and have witnessed many gigs.

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              • #8
                The other day I was playing a buddy's kit. He had cheap Wuhan (?) hi hats. They sounded excellent.

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                • #9
                  AA just doesn't have the same depth of sound as the HH and HHX does. I have some AAX cymbals that sound nice and the Artisans sound nice as well. The AA's are too one dimensional by comparison. They aren't bad, but that don't really fit in with the other cymbals. I use one of my AA crashes as a bottom hihat cymbal teamed up with a thin HH on top. It's a very mellow and low pitched set of 16" hats.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Andy H View Post
                    Sabian AAs are great cymbals. I have:

                    20" Sabian AA rock ride
                    14" Sabian regular hats
                    17" AA rock crash
                    18" AA rock crash

                    All of these cymbals have been with me for around 20 years and have witnessed many gigs.
                    I have the exact same Sabian set up, only mine are all mediums.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain View Post
                      I have the exact same Sabian set up, only mine are all mediums.
                      Very cool.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tommy_D View Post
                        16" hats
                        Say no more, fam.

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