Day: December 12, 2016

XS20 Combat Hats

For a start, we paired up an Xs20 medium top with a B8 Pro heavy bottom. We buffed the bottom and added a very aggressive “Air Wave” edge. The result? Loud, aggressive, chunky hats you can go to war with. Warning: this blend of Xs20 and B8 Pro tone is not for the faint of […]

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B8 Pro Assault Hats – Imported products

A favourite of Daniel Adair (he uses them as X-Hats for a very trashy effect), this innovative B8 Pro pairing features a 12” conical top over a 14” China bottom. The bottom is punched with three 1” air holes, allowing the cymbal to speak quickly, and the top sits directly on the lip of the […]

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HHX Attack Splash

We often get requests for a more aggressive Splash cymbal – something on the dark side with a little more bite. The HHX Attack Splash is just that. We added a little weight to beef up the tone, and the result is more sustain, more cut and more attack. This is not your dad’s splash […]

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AA Raw Bell Crash

Quick, even response is the hallmark of this classic thin model. Like other AA series crashes, it’s strong, cutting and intense – and very well designed for high-volume performance. And yes, it may be built AA tough, but all you need to know is this … it’s simply just a very musical Crash. For the […]

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AAX Groove Ride

A funky ride that blends stroke and tone in perfect harmony! More and more drummers want light-to-medium weight rides that deliver great wash, and the AAX Groove Ride does not disappoint. Brighter than its HHX cousin, with simmering tone and great feel, it’s a great light ride or heavy crash. Musicians Friend For the first […]

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HHX Smoky Ride

Dark and dry, this is a tonally complex ride that delivers warm wash. Lathed on bottom, lightly lined on top and aggressively hammered, it provides enough dirt for Jazz and R&B yet remains perfectly crashable. Make no mistake, this is a versatile ride you can get down and dirty with! See on: Cymbal Vote For the first […]

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AAX Iso Crash

We started with a heavily hand-hammered raw bell and drilled 6 holes around the cup. Why? Not only do the holes isolate the bell from bow for pure, strong bell tone, they also allow it to sound lighter than it is. So you get the sizzle of a Thin model with the strength, volume and […]

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AAX Freq Hats

The success of last year’s Freq Crash led our Vault gurus to experiment using the same exclusive dual-lathing process on a set of AAX Hats. We were thrilled with the result! The Raw Bell and lathing process serve to gate the attack, resulting in a crispy pair of hats that never get out of control. […]

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AAX X-Plosion Ride

An exceptionally crashable light ride that rounds out Sabian’s award-winning AAX X-Plosion family. A large raw bell boosts the crash-ability factor, and combined with our X-Plosion sustain-enhancing process, adds up to a cymbal that’s equally at home performing light ride or heavy crash duty. For the first time ever, the AAX X-Plosion Ride is available […]

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AAX Tremor

Sometimes we take a sharp left turn − then turn left again. And then we get here. The Tremor is a cymbal fully capable of playing itself. Heavily lathed on bottom to reduce tension, it’s loose enough to provide a light wash on a stand as you play the rest of your kit around it. […]

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