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

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

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  • Andy H
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    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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  • Drumolator
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    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.

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  • Mountain
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    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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  • Feenix
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    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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  • Tommy_D
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    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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  • Andy H
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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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  • Drumolator
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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.
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