by Michael Dawson
The California-based TRX offers a full range of Turkish-made cymbals for the contemporary drummer. Earlier this year, the company launched a new collection of lower-cost B20 cymbals, which are made in China. This line, called CRX, comprises three series, Classic, Rock, and Xtreme. As stated in a letter from company president David Levine, “CRX replicates the selection, sound, and look of TRX but is priced for younger drummers and is also a great choice for cost-conscious institutions and schools.”
We were sent a cross-section of the entire CRX line to review, including an 8″ Rock splash ($59.99), a 10″ Xtreme splash ($79.99), 13″ Classic hi-hats ($274.99), 14″ Xtreme hi-hats ($324.99), a 16″ Classic China ($174.99), an 18″ Xtreme China ($224.99), 18″ crashes from all three series ($224.99 each), an 18″ Rock Stacker ($224.99), a 20″ Rock crash/ride ($299.99), a 21″ Xtreme ride ($349.99), and a 22″ Classic ride ($399.99).
Be sure to check out the full review in the January 2014 issue of Modern Drummer.