Sabian 21885XB AAX Series X-Plosion Fast Crash Cymbal 18"

Sabian 21885XB AAX Series X-Plosion Fast Crash Cymbal 18"
Sabian 21885XB AAX Series X-Plosion Fast Crash Cymbal 18"
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Sabian 21885XB AAX Series X-Plosion Fast Crash Cymbal 18"

Super-fast and with a full, explosive response, the X-Plosion Crash redefines the power potential for thinner cymbals, for even faster, punchier accents at all volumes.

  • Style Modern
  • Metal B20Sound Bright
  • Weight Extra Thin

Faster, Thinner, Better

Ideal for drummers who want big, explosive response and faster, brighter sound, the 18” AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash is thinner and more responsive for extremely fast attack and decay. And yes – it’s got even more of that glassy, high pitch that drummers love. In fact, its bright, shimmering sound is so pure, clean and concentrated that it simply blows through everything going on around it. Whether you play rock, pop, jazz, funk or R&B, you will love the 18” AAX X-Plosion Crash for its faster, thinner take on our award-winning X-Plosion Crash design.


Redefining the Potential of Thinner Cymbals

Since bursting on the scene in 2009, AAX X-Plosion Fast Crashes have redefined the power potential for thinner cymbals. Never before have cymbals this thin ever projected with such presence and power. Just hit one and it’s easy to see why. From the instant, explosive attack right down to the soft, buttery feel – this is a cymbal that seems custom-made for musical styles as varied as R&B, funk, jazz, pop and fusion. “The AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash is like a faster version of the X-Plosion Crash; it’s got even quicker, Modern Bright response and super-fast attack that literally shoots out of the metal,” says Sabian Master Product Specialist Mark Love. “This is a Crash that combines cut and punch for a full, faster and glassier sound. ”

Sabian AAX – Modern Bright

AAX changed everything! Before AAX, most cymbals were manufactured using processes that had been around for centuries. AAX was the first B20 Bronze cymbals designed and manufactured using completely modern lathing and hammering techniques. The result? Increased brightness, cut and musicality – for the widest dynamic range ever achieved. And suddenly, the bright, explosive tone of AA cymbals was available even at low volume. AAX uses hand-guided, high-pressure hammering for instant, bright responses. Pinpoint lathing is used to achieve increased sensitivity and wide dynamic range – even at low volume. And the high profile shape delivers cutting, high-pitched tone. In the studio or on stage, in every style of music, only AAX delivers such consistently bright, crisp, clear, and cutting responses. AAX is the ultimate Modern Bright sound!

Who Plays AAX?

A perennial best-selling Sabian series, AAX is played by top Sabian artists.


Like all Sabian B20 Cast Cymbals, AAX X-Plosion Fast Crashes begin their life in the Foundry, where a centuries-old family process is used to create the most musical and durable of all cymbal alloys. Inside the Foundry, Sabian metallurgists combine carefully measured amounts of Copper, Tin and Silver, heat it to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, and pour it into casts. At this stage, it’s hard to believe these castings will eventually become a powerhouse cymbal like the AAX-X-Plosion Fast Crash. But first, they must go on a journey through Multi-rolling for intensity, Hammering for tone, Lathing for enhanced response and projection, and a final Aging process in the legendary Sabian Vault for optimum sound. In a sense, it’s a journey that’s only complete when you play the cymbal of your choice - an evolution from idea to reality. It is this process – innovation blended with traditional cymbal-making – that allowed AAX to make history as the first modern cymbal concept in B20 bronze.



  • Redefines the power potential of thinner cymbals
  • Super-fast, with full explosive response
  • Consistently bright and cutting
  • Clean, glassy tone ideal for so many musical settings
  • AAX Series Cymbals offer Modern Bright tone
  • Also available in Sabian HHX “Modern Dark” series
  • Quality protected with Sabian 2-Year Warranty
  • Crafted from Sabian B20 Bronze
More Information
Condition New
UPC 622537057489
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