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Xs20 Or Falling To 19?

by Marvin
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Sabian XS20 Cymbal Set

Sabian XS20 Cymbal Set


These are cymbals are mass produced and are worked with by hand very little. They are made from B20 bronze and Sabian and Zildjian use this bronze for higher end cymbals. These cymbals are cast and are not sheet metal.


I think these cymbals sound good for mass produced B20. They are not very close though to a high-end B20 bronze cymbal made by companies like dream, Zildjian, Sabian, Soultone... They will be quite better than B8 or B8 Pros. And yes they will beat the zbts and zxts. But there can be lots of debate and i think the zhts sound better.


The crashes are very nice and they sound leaves a little quicker than other cymbals making these cymbals a little more controlled than others. which i like. Since i'm not a crazy heavy metal player(no offense). The Rock crashes though are a little heavy for my liking since i'm a light hitter and they decay a little fast for their rock style purpose.


They have very little difference between some of the professional b20 cymbals but they just lack a bit of clarity. They sound very nice i find. Just a little fat instead of crisp.


Rock ride is a little too one dimensional. I think it's ok but many others don't like it. The medium one is very unclear and sounds very messy. I don't like it and prefer Sabians B8 ride more.


One of the best China cymbals on the market.


The 10 is weak and broken sounding while the 12 is rather nice.

Bottom Line:

I think the hats and crashes are pretty good but the rides are not in the same league i think it almost overshadows the greatness of the other cymbals in the kit. Nice controlled crashes. The splash 12 inch is nice. China is steal for the price but the rides sound cheap.

I think all the cymbals except for the rides and splash 10 inch are very nice for the price.

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