Great Price, Great Sound
By: SC_Drummer from Lancaster, SC
Your general opinion of this product.
If you're looking for an intermediate/lower-high-end cymbal pack, XS20 is the way to go. The crashes are smooth and crisp without biting too hard, the ride has the perfect ping for a bright, brilliant cymbal, and the hi-hats cut through for everything from rock to jazz to metal.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Sabian uses B20 bronze for the XS20 line, so you can be sure that you're getting decent metals in your cymbals. Strong, durable cymbals that can take a beating while still offering crisp sounds.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
XS20s deliver a big sound at a great price. If you don't want to spend the money for the AA and HH lines, XS20s offer the same metals and hard-hitting sound at an affordable price. Great for drummers who want to move up from B8, B8 Pro, or other entry-level cymbals from other brands.
How is the tone?
XS20s offer a very bright tone. 20-inch ride has a really nice ping to it and a cutting bell that is very noticeable (although not as big as I'd like,) 16- and 18-inch crashes are nice for single hits, riding, or accents during quiet parts. 14-inch hi-hats offer serious sound during open and sloshed parts, but they remain crisp when closed.
Brilliant finish looks great. If you're looking for affordable, quality cymbals that shine, XS20 is the way to go.
Was this item an overall good value?
You can't get better cymbals for a better price. The XS20 line uses the exact same metals found in the AA and HH line (B20,) just not hand-hammered. As mentioned above, great value for a bottom-of-the-top-of-the-line cymbals. Perfect for stepping up from B8 and B8 Pro.