Sabian HHX Legacy Cymbal Pack Review

Nick D’Virgilio presents the HHX Legacy Cymbal Pack from Sabian. After the video, check out the links below to learn more about the gear Nick used to make this video.

Cymbals:
Sabian HHX Legacy Cymbal Pack – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/15005XLN–sabian-hhx-legacy-cymbal-pack

Drum set:
PDP Limited Edition 5-piece Shell Pack – Blue/Orange – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PDLT2215BO–pdp-limited-edition-5-piece-shell-pack-blue-orange

Hardware:
Cymbal Stands – DW 9700 Heavy Duty Double Braced Straight/Boom Cymbal Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DWCP9700
Hi-Hat Stand – DW Machined Direct Drive Hi-hat Stand – 2 Leg – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DWCPMDDHH2
Snare Stand – DW 9300 Heavy Duty Snare Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DWCP9300
Kick Pedal – DW MDD Machined Direct Drive Double Pedal – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DWCPMDD2–dw-mdd-machined-direct-drive-double-pedal

Drumsticks:
Vic Firth American Classic Drumsticks – 5B – Wood Tip – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VF5B–vic-firth-american-classic-drumsticks-5b-wood-tip

Microphones:
Kick 1 – Audio-Technica Artist Series ATM250 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATM250–audio-technica-artist-series-atm250
Kick 2 – AEA N8 – Ribbon Microphone – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/N8mic
Snare – Audio-Technica AE2300 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AE2300–audio-technica-ae2300
Rack Tom – Audio-Technica ATM350D Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATM350Drum
Floor Tom – Audio-Technica ATM350D Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATM350Drum
Overheads – Audio-Technica AT5045 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AT5045
Room – AEA N8 – Ribbon Microphone – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/N8mic

Recording Gear:
Apple 15″ MacBook Pro – http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MBP15-512
2 Universal Audio Apollo 8p – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Apollo8PBk
Avid Pro Tools 12 – http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PTSubAnn-e
Glyph Studio 2TB Desktop Hard Drive – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StuPro2TB
Computer Stand – Meinl Percussion Laptop Table Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TMLTS

Comments

Andy Ham says:

I’m a meinl guy but if I had to play another company it would be Sabina cause of the hhx legacy line. Reminds me a lot of meinl’s thinner traditional crashes and Jazz crashes. Super buttery feeling and dark and trashy.

AWMA Ace says:

Mmmm

Reshma Naik says:

I have never known someone who illustrates drum gears better than Nick …..thts why I love Sweetwater

Rico Horton says:

Nice cymbals and kit.

Rich Eichelberg says:

Very nice sounding cymbals Nick!

FanaticalDrummer says:

I love the Legacy series. They record beautifully and the crashes sound amazing in literally every genre, even metal. The rounds are so well rounded and the 20” is like an amazing trashy crash. Almost wish they made a china in the group. I use the 20” Ozone ride as a accent crash. Superb series. Highly recommend. The hi hats are lighter, slightly thinner. So they are genre dependent. But the rides and crashes are amazingly balanced.

baby Jesus says:

The sound of the ride reminds me of the paragon

Bryan Corey says:

The only one I like is the 19

Deer Surfer says:

Great cymbals and great playing as always Nick!

David Suprenant says:

I’m not usually one for cymbal packs but Sabian KNOCKED it out of the park with these.To my ears they sound beautiful. What’s the street price for the pack?

Ari Benjamin says:

Nick is forever the best

Jake Staffin says:

I bought a 22″ Legacy Heavy ride through you guys from the Sabian booth at PASIC last year, I’d been looking to find one in person for years so that I could hear it in person before picking it up so that I knew it was the right sound. I can happily say 1 year later that it was the perfect sound I’d been missing from a ride cymbal all my life. Absolutely fantastic cymbal with great stick definition, a cutting bell that isn’t too overpowering, and a nice little bit of wash which is always nice for the styles of music I play. Works for every style too, from light combo jazz to heavy progressive metal. Thank you all at Sweetwater and hope to see you again at PASIC this year!!

Krazy Kitten 800 says:

I’m here for the tambourine solo

Simon Oliver says:

crash and ride are lush but find the closed hats a little dead sounding. The hiss is nice though.

Daniel Bauknecht says:

you picked the right sizes

Will Jackson says:

These cymbals are incredible. I wish this pack would’ve been available when I bought my HHX evolutions.

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