Sabian 11" AAX AAX-Plosion Splash
Sabian’s 11 AAX Max Splash is the more extreme version of their AAX splash and designed with help from master drummer Mike Portnoy, who is known for creating interesting sounds with his cymbals. He uses splash cymbals a lot in his playing, so much that they’re sometimes part of the beat and not simply accents. The 11 AAX Max Splash is a great sounding cymbal that creates a bit more sound than traditional 10 splashes and just like the AAX 10 splash, this cymbal is part of Sabian’s AAX series.
These cymbals have a lot of punch, but also have maturity in their overall sound. In fact, I find these cymbals have a sound which appeals to everyone, but with enough power to stand out. The AAX Max Splash is offered in usual sizes, and I think the 11 inch size sounds the best. It has a very full sound and is a pitch lower in pitch than most 10 inch splashes. This cymbal will sound great as a primary splash or as a cymbal that accompanies other splashes. It s very articulate, provides a bright punch, has the same modern finish as other AAX cymbals, and is fairly brilliant in look and tone.