Hammering and a Touch of Innovation Improve Tradition
MEDUCTIC, Canada (Jan. 12, 2009) – Following the recent introduction
of 16-inch and 18-inch Artisan crashes to its Vault Collection, SABIAN is
pleased to debut Artisan hi-hats in 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch sizes.
Consisting of a medium top and heavy bottom, these pairings feature
high-density hand hammering with a touch of innovation to deliver a dry, dark and
complex traditional tone with a touch more character and great sticking
response. The 14-inch pairing delivers a combination of soft, warm sticking and
pedal response; the 13-inch set is tighter, more defined; and the 15-inch
produces a bigger, deeper, slushier sound that makes it ideal for players
seeking a fatter, funkier sound. These cymbals will be on display at the 2009
NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., January 15 – 18, 2009 at the SABIAN booth,
"Artisan Hats are
traditional in every sense of the word, but we’ve enhanced their response with
a touch of innovation," said SABIAN master product specialist Mark Love. "The
result is – like the Artisan ride and crashes – a soft sticking feel and a
response that is deep, dark and funky, but with an edgy ‘bite.’ Funk, blues,
jazz and groove drummers in general will find these have great tone and feel."
Vault Artisan Hats
consist of a medium top and heavy bottom. They are hand crafted from pure
SABIAN B20 bronze, available exclusively in Natural Finish and they are
quality-protected by the SABIAN Two-Year Warranty.
Sizes: 13," 14," 15"Weight: Medium
Top, Heavy BottomFinish: Natural (Brilliant is optional)Metal: SABIAN B20 BronzeHammering: Full-surface, high-density hand hammering
and jumbo-peen radial dimplingLathing: Wide-BladeWarranty: Two Years
Model # (add ‘B’ for
13" – V130214" – V140215" –
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