XS20 is allabout value. With these bright sounding cymbals it is now possible to access the great durability and performance quality of B20 ‘cast’ bronze at unbelievably low ‘sheet’ bronze prices. Using innovative hi-tech manufacturing methods we’ve advancedcymbal making by cutting the cost of creating this B20 bronze series without sacrificing the quality. XS20 delivers great sound, high quality and low prices for a cymbal - and a value - that simply can’t be beat.
NEW IMPROVED XS20 Always Great, Now Better Than Ever
Xs20 has a bold new, professional look! The series that introduced quality B20 'cast' bronze cymbals at the popular mid-price point is now better than ever. With its newlook - hand lathing cuts wideblade grooves into the surface - Xs20 offers a more 'professional' proposition to the single largest consumer segment of the percussion market: the mid-price audience.
· It’s a SABIAN
· Attractive mid-price point makes it incredibly good price value
· B20 ‘cast’ bronze… the metal played by the pros
· Great B20 bronze sound… bright and musical
· Hand lathing for a more professional look
· Now with improved model-to-model sound consistency
· Available in popular models and sizes
· Available in ‘Sonically Matched’ sets
· Great value in every aspect
What does XS20 mean?
Xs20 is derived from ‘Access’ and ‘B20’… Xs20. At its low price, Xs20 gives more peopleaccess to cymbals crafted from B20 bronze cymbals… the metal played by the pros. The ‘X’ also refers to SABIAN Innovation… ‘X = Innovation’, putting Xs20 into the category of modern, innovative cymbals launched by SABIAN since 1993, with AAX and HHXrounding out this ‘modern and innovative’ roster.
Why was it so difficult to ‘invent’ Xs20?
Because B20 bronze is such a hard metal, is extremely difficult to craft with anythingother
than skilled handwork. Metals with lesser tin content (B8, B10, B12, etc.) are softer, sothey
can be worked by machine. But those softer metals are also less durable and lessmusical.
To create XS20 we developed an innovative procedure that enables us to efficientlyand
effectively use a mix of proprietary technology and skilledhandwork.
Why does Xs20 have a One-Year Warranty?
B20 bronze is the best, but a small imperfection hidden within the metal (a piece ofcinder
from the smelting process, for example) may create problems. Such problemsreveal
themselves within a short period of playing time… days, weeks, months. ThisOne-Year
Warranty covers craftsmanship and materials, and is exactly the same as those appliedto
our professional AAX and AA series.
Why choose Xs20 instead of other budget-priced B8, B10, B12 or even cheap B20bronze products?
Because only Xs20 offers the complete value proposition, with the most musical anddurable
of all cymbal metals, great sound, a range of popular models, and a major brandname
adding up to absolutely the best value anywhere near its price point. This is themetal
played by the pros… without the pro price.
What are the improvements made to Xs20?
The combination of two lathing types has been replaced by a single, hand lathed processthat
cuts a wide groove into the metal, giving the series a more professional appearance andmore
consistent cymbal-to-cymbal sound.
Who is the Xs20 audience?
There are no limits to the Xs20 audience, though the younger, cost-conscious drummersand
the more mature casual players… both seeking a positive cost/value experience.