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Sabian AAX Freq 18" Crash Cymbal - Multi-surface Finish

A highly responsive crash with a pure tone and a cutting attack.
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The medium-thin Sabian 18" AAX Freq Crash cymbal is bestowed with a fantastic cutting tone that slices its way through any mix with an assured power. With features based upon Sabian Cymbal Vote winner specs, this cymbal exhibits a clever “dual-surface” finish; an outer ring is traditionally lathed combined with a specially lathed “Freq” inner ring, a mixture of sweet-and-dry and pure that produces a smooth and cutting crash with great clarity. A raw-finished bell completes this sonic blend perfectly by adding a crisp, dark flavour into this cymbals complex mix.

The AAX series is manufactured from Sabian’s proprietary B20 Bronze alloy, a blend infused with a unique brand of tonal darkness. It is an intriguing complex sound that gives the Freq Crash its distinctive voice, full of intricate subtleties that are most notable when recorded - this cymbal truly shines in a studio environment. That said, it’s clear pitch and powerful output can cut through even the noisiest of mixes, making it brilliant for stage use.

The “Freq” dual-lathe manufacturing process gives the AAX 18” Freq Crash an intense, energy-fuelled burst of vibrant tone with a huge, open sound. While most rock cymbals have their focused highs generated by the bell, the 18" Freq Crash gets its cutting power from its fantastic dual-lathed finish.


  • Dual lathing creates a controlled, cutting crash
  • Raw bell delivers a dry, cutting tone
  • Musical and durable B20 bronze
  • Hand-formed
  • Style: modern
  • Sound: bright
  • Weight: medium-thin
  • Traditional finish
Brand Sabian


  • Type: Crash
  • Size: 18"
  • Weight: Medium Thin
  • Material: B20
  • Finish: Raw, Traditional
  • Sound: Bright
  • Balance: Cut
  • Bell Size: Medium
Cymbal Type Crash
Cymbal Size 18"
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