AAX or A Custom?

Posted: June 02, 2011 10:27 PM

NathanTheDrummer

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I don’t know which is better… Sabian has thinner cymbals which mean they are more durable but the hi hats are thick, which is good.
But A Customs have great sound but are pretty thick.

     
Posted: June 03, 2011 09:56 AM

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NathanTheDrummer - 02 June 2011 10:27 PM

I don’t know which is better… Sabian has thinner cymbals which mean they are more durable but the hi hats are thick, which is good.
But A Customs have great sound but are pretty thick.

I don’t think you can say categorically that Sabians are thinner. Some models are beefy and some aren’t. They have this good way of describing cymbals as bright, dark, vintage or modern

http://www.sabian.com/EN/education/cymbal_series.cfm 

. You can apply those ideas to anyone else’s cymbals. If you’re playing heavy and hitting really hard then the nuances of the cymbal matter less and the heaviness helps. Anybody agree?

Posted: June 06, 2011 01:52 PM

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If you think Custom A’s sound better, than they are better, for you.
I’ve fallen in love with the Sabian Evolutions, which are thin. I don’t love them because of their thickness, but their sound.
As far as durability, Zildjian & Sabian both have a two year warranty.

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Posted: April 25, 2012 05:22 AM

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I`m currently swapping out my old Zildjian ZBTs for exactly the same you want.I`d say AAX but choose what`s best for you