Sabian AA 18" Medium Crash
The Sabian 18" Medium Crash is the biggest crash cymbal I have in my set-up and it delivers a very big sound. It has a deep sound that’s fairly dark and sounds great when played simultaneously with other cymbals, kind of like the harmony under the melody. This is probably the most durable cymbal that I own and many schools use this cymbal because of its solid construction. This cymbal can be used for any style of music, but it sounds the best when used for loud rock music. Sabian describes this as a bright cymbal, but I think it’s on the lower end of the bright spectrum. It has medium weight and a traditional finish.
The AA series is not considered a "high-end" series, but this crash is definitely a stand-out. The benefit to that is that this cymbal is very affordable, which makes it a great value buy. This is my workhorse cymbal and is probably the most used on my kit. I began to play it more after my first recording session, when I discovered that it sounded better on tape than it did in the room.