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on 1/2/12
Explosive new size available in popular Chad Smith model

In 2011 SABIAN introduced the Holy China – and the response from drummers around the world was positively overwhelming. A testament to SABIAN innovation and forward-thinking design, the Holy China featured a higher profile to raise the pitch, holes for volume and sustain, and a large, unfinished bell for cut and durability. It was truly a modern Chinese cymbal.

“We launched Holy China with 19” and 21” models because those are the sizes Chad loves to play” says SABIAN Master Product Specialist Mark Love. “But we’ve had so much demand for custom 17” models that in the spirit of ‘give-the-people-what-they-want’, we’re adding the 17” to our product line”. Not as monstrously loud as its larger siblings, the 17” will appeal to drummers who want the unique trashy tone of the Holy China, but less volume.

However, even at 17” the Holy China is not for the faint of heart. A unique hole pattern, large raw bell, high profile and wide lip all combine to create a monster of loudness and cut. It’s a unique and explosive package, and it was developed with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith – only from SABIAN.

Sizes: 17”, 19”, 21”
Weight: Thin
Finish: Natural or Brilliant
Metal: B20 SABIAN Bronze
Warranty: Two Years

17” - 21716CS - NEW
19” - 21916CS
21” - 22116CS