Percussion default noteheads

Why do the percussion instruments on single line staves default to X noteheads?

This would be appropriate in a kit, but not in orchestral percussion.

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Which percussion instruments? I would expect that depends on the instrument and/or the playing technique selected - different percussion instruments have different noteheads available by default.

Crash Cymbal. I have literally NEVER seen those written with an X notehead in a published orchestral part.

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I agree with that .

Jesper