New Gear Review: New SABIAN Xs20 Cymbals

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The three new cymbals in the Xs20 line are made from SABIAN B20 bronze and offer new choices. The dB Control Crashes are available in 16 and 18-inch sizes (models XS1636 and XS1836) and are extra thin cymbals especially designed for low-volume gigs such as house of worship, recording in home or project studios, weddings and small clubs. These are bright cymbals that respond quickly and quietly and have a short sustain.

The SABIAN HHX and AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hat design will also now be available in the Xs20 series as a 14-inch pair (XS1402L). These provide a crisp and accurate sound and are medium/heavy thickness with the Air-Wave bottom cymbal.

The new 21-inch Xs20 Medium Ride (XS2112) delivers a tasty balance of stick definition and wash for clean, musical tone at all volumes. All Xs20 models, in natural and brilliant finishes and are quality protected by a SABIAN Two-Year Warranty. Check out http://xs20cymbals.com for more info.

By Barry Rudolph

miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com