SABIAN announces Cymbal Vote Winners at NAMM Show Throughout September and October, drummers from around the world cast their votes to ensure their favourite cymbals made the final podium for the 2013 Cymbal Vote. The wait is over – the winners are in! Taking the podium as the 2013 NAMM show kicked off, SABIAN Artist Mike Portnoy made the official announcement. The new SABIAN cymbal models for 2013 are the AAX X-Plosion Hats, AA Bash Ride, AAX Freq Crash and AAX Air Splash! Available in 14” and 16” models, the AAX X-Plosion Hats incorporate award-winning Sabian X-Plosion Crash design into an incredibly versatile set of Hats. The stage-eating AA Bash Ride will launch as both a 21” and a HUGE 24” model, in both natural and brilliant finish. Also available in a pair of sizes, the AAX Air Splash will be on sale as 8” and 10” sizes in natural and brilliant finish. And last, the innovative and popular 18” AAX Freq Crash is a fast, explosive model available in natural finish only. With Cymbal Vote, SABIAN is the first major music manufacturer to allow its customers to choose their annual product offering.
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