SABIAN is proud to unveil a new collection of six unique Ride cymbals that are big, dark, loose and dynamic – but most importantly, they are huge fun to play. Although the collection contains cymbals that span four SABIAN cymbal series, all six models are united by their great complexity, versatility and distinctive appearance.
“We know drummers are actively looking for new sounds, and more often than not, these new sounds are old sounds with modern characteristics. As a company that thrives on blending old world cymbal-making with cutting-edge innovation, SABIAN is perfectly positioned to deliver,” comments SABIAN CEO Andy Zildjian. “And while the name of the collection may be a little “out-there”, it’s meant to make a statement that these are the cymbals modern drummers are seeking: cymbals that are big – and ugly. Of course, ugly is relative – to us, they’re beautiful!”
The Big & Ugly collection includes the following cymbal models:
AA APOLLO (22” & 24”)
Versatility, versatility, versatility. Hit it hard for a modern sound, or play it with dynamics for controlled stick and sublime shimmer. Apollo was the God of Music and Poetry − this incredible ride cymbal delivers both.
HH PANDORA (22” & 24”)
Medium-dark in tone, medium-light in weight, this is the cymbal for players who like “Blue” notes. Sitting comfortably between the HH King and HH Nova in pitch and tone, it’s the musical equivalent of opening Pandora’s Box!
HH KING (22” & 24”)
Goldilocks would love the King Ride − it’s that “just right” amount of dry, dark and wash. Powerful and sophisticated, it may be the most complex cymbal of the collection because depending how you strike it, it can be so many things.
HH NOVA (22” & 24”)
Like the one-of-a-kind Ride you find in a dusty rack at the back of a pawn shop, the Nova delivers extremes − as in, extremely low and extremely dry. So if you like being out on the edge musically, this may be the Ride for you.
HHX PHOENIX (22”)
Modern players who thrive on exploring a new sonic range will love the dark, mature tones that rise Phoenix-like from this special Ride. If that sounds too much like jazz to you, rest assured it’s not. With the most cut in the collection, it’s also the most consistent and controlled.
Xs20 MONARCH (22”)
Medium-Thin, with straight-ahead, focused sound, the Monarch delivers vintage look and feel, and fantastic crashability, at an unbelievable value. Like that amazing cymbal you found in a garage sale, you’ll consider this a huge score.
The Big & Ugly Collection is available now from the finest drum shops everywhere.
Check them out here: www.sabian.com/bigugly
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