By popular demand, SABIAN has announced the addition of popular O-Zone effects crashes to its smartly-priced B8X and XSR series. Available in both series as 16” and 18” models, these new crashes differ from AAX and HHX O-Zones in one key aspect: while both AAX and HHX O-Zones use a single ring of O-Zone holes, the B8X and XSR models are designed with a double-ring of response-enhancing holes.
The new XSR O-Zones start their life as Fast Crashes, then undergo a highly-effective double-ring O-Zone design for a darker, quicker response with more white noise and more pure attack. This response-enhancing design allows these radical effects crashes to respond with bright explosion and dirty agitation, delivering even attack that is aggressive, raw and nasty.
Also incorporating the double-ring O-Zone-hole design, B8X O-Zone Crashes respond rapidly with bright explosion and dirty agitation, but with a more-focused B8 Bronze attack. These are not your typical crashes − they’re a crude and aggressive combination of Thin Crash and Chinese. The O-Zone holes serve to lighten the cymbals’ weight, so while the size and volume remain the same, the response is actually much faster because there’s less metal mass to move.
Drummers will appreciate the addition of these highly-effective effects crashes to the smartly-priced XSR and B8X lines. The new O-Zones are available now.
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