SABIAN says it is ‘transforming’ AAX line, adding new Thin, Medium and Heavy models. ‘AAX now offers perfect highs, a touch more dark, more complexity in tone – and a whole new look,’ the cymbal maker says.
With additional hammering, using a larger, rounder peen than traditionally used for AAX, the new models offer a wider range of tone, from dark to bright – and increased complexity.
‘AAX was ground-breaking when we introduced it in 1993,’ says SABIAN Director of R&D Mark Love. ‘But 25 years later, the ways drummers play, record and listen to music have evolved dramatically. In order to remain relevant as a modern-sounding cymbal, we knew AAX must also evolve.’
In addition to new models, the AAX line has been streamlined to make it simpler for drummers and retailers to navigate. Popular AAX designs like X-Plosion, Freq, Aero and Omni remain the same – while sounds that have become less relevant have been delisted.