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New Sabian Cymbals: A Roundup

Canadian cymbal manufacturer Sabian may be less than 30 years old, but the company has become the primary rival to Zildjian, the 17th-century elder among world cymbal producers. The reasons for Sabian’s ascension include not only its historically affordable pricing, but also a particularly broad, innovative range of sounds among its multiple cymbal lines.

Two of those lines have new items. Sabian’s B20 bronze Vault cymbals are part of a limited-quantity collection, not a series, and new Vault Artisan hi-hats and crashes feature the cymbal artists’ personalized signatures and one-of-a-kind numbers. They even come in individual, Artisan-embossed lined cloth sleeves for extra protection. The new Memphis Ride, part of Sabian’s B20 cast bronze AAX cymbals, brings warmth and depth to the series with the slogan of “modern bright.”

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