Sabian Adds Symphonic Crashes to Vault

Looks like Sabian is expanding their Vault series to include symphonic cymbals. These would be a nice addition to Sabian’s line up. I like that Sabian is finding more ways to challenge Zildjian. There should be some kind of competition… perhaps a bowl of some kind to see which cymbal company is the dominant brand.



New Artisan Traditional Symphonic Cymbals From SABIAN
March 10, 2009

The first orchestral cymbals from SABIAN to be included in its premium Vault Collection of cymbals and sounds see the innovative company flex its traditional craftsmanship roots and innovative design capability with the Artisan Traditional Symphonic pairing. Created in response to calls from top percussionists for cymbals that would equal or outperform those currently employed by some of the world’s leading orchestras, the Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic pairings are crafted from pure SABIAN B20 bronze, feature high-density hand hammering and are available in sizes 16-inch through 20-inch.

“Percussionists from the famed Philadelphia Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic were among those requesting SABIAN replicate their current cymbals, the sounds of which have faded due to the wear and tear of years of use,” said SABIAN Director of Education Nick Petrella. “They recognized SABIAN’s world-leading ability to craft hand hammered cymbals in the traditional style and worked with us to ensure our designs and the sounds they produced met or exceeded their performance criteria.”

Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic cymbals are individually hand crafted by master SABIAN artisans. They are quality protected by the SABIAN Two-Year Warranty.

Size: 16,” 17,” 18,” 19,” 20″ Weight: Medium-Heavy Finish: Natural (Brilliant is optional) Metal: B20 Bronze Hammering: ‘High-Density’ hand hammering Lathing: Traditional wide blade Warranty: Two Years

Special Feature: Combines traditional craftsmanship with a touch of innovation

Item # (Medium-Light) 16″ – A1656 17″ – A1756 18″ – A1856 19″ – A1956 20″ – A2056

Item # (Medium-Heavy) 16″ – A1655 17″ – A1755 18″ – A1855 19″ – A1955 20″ – A2055

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