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SABIAN Series Comparison

11 Unique Series, Infinite Possibilities.

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HHX: Modern and Dark

HHX opened a new world of sound. Taking dark, musically rich tones and making it cut.
No matter what music you play, HHX gets your dark mojo working. Unleash your dark.


STYLE: Modern | SOUND: Dark | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

AAX: Modern and Bright

AAX is the cymbal you play all night long on modern or mainstream music — with a range from Bruno Mars to Meshuggah.


Heaven is the new AAX Thin and Medium crashes.


STYLE: Modern | SOUND: Bright | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

AA: Vintage and Bright

From classic rock to old school punk rock and hip-hop– that’s AA. Tight, controlled, but LOUD AF when you hit it hard. If that’s your sound, start with 14″ Rock Hats and a 20″ Rock Ride and build from there.


STYLE: Vintage | SOUND: Bright | METAL: B20  | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

HH: Vintage and Dark

HH are dark, moody and complex. Heavily hand hammered, they’re very traditional, but still love to get dirty. HH Vanguard are truly exceptional and a great introduction to the HH family.


STYLE: Vintage | SOUND: Dark | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

FRX: Frequency Reduced

It doesn’t matter how hard you hit them, FRX are never too loud for the mics onstage or the crowd in the room. Constantly asked to hold back on gigs? FRX is for you.
They’re not practice cymbals – They’re B20 bronze and they sound AMAZING.


STYLE: Modern | SOUND: Mixed | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

XSR: Brilliant

Unprecedented sound and performance at a budget price. But there’s nothing budget about the B20 bronze we use to make them. It’s the exact same metal as our most expensive cymbals.


STYLE: Vintage | SOUND: Dark | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant


Crescent: Old World Craftsmanship

Crescent was renowned for producing boutique handcrafted cymbals steeped in the heritage of Turkish craftsmanship.

Crescent by SABIAN — a brand new series of cymbals that are thin. Dark. Complex. And always musical.

Crescent is not for everyone. But some find them crucial.

SABIAN Crescent. Retaining a sharp focus on crafting traditional instruments. With the reliability, durability and SABAIN quality.

Artisan: Masterpiece

Artisan is all about traditional dark rich tone — they sizzle with it.

The crashes —dark and dirty. The rides — sizzling with heat. The hats — sublime.

Artisan Elite may be the finest, most complex cymbals ever made.


STYLE: Masterpiece | SOUND: Dark | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

Paragon: Powerful

Designed by the late Neil Peart. What else can you say? Paragon giving you explosive power in the crashes. Warm articulation in the rides. And rich clarity in the hats.

And oh, that 19”China — there’s nothing like it. Anywhere.
STYLE: Vintage | SOUND: Bright | METAL: B20 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

B8X: Bright and Focused

Being a beginner doesn’t mean you have to settle for poor sound. B8X cymbals are hammered for more projection and complexity than any other B8 – so you’ll get noticed on stage. And the O-Zone crashes work in *ANY* set up – they’re THAT good.


STYLE: Modern | SOUND: Bright | METAL: B8 | FINISH: Natural or Brilliant

SBR: The Best Brass

Yes, these are brass cymbals. No, they don’t suck. SBR cymbals are hammered and lathed. That makes them the absolute best brass for beginners, because they’re fun to play. So if you’re just starting out – START HERE.

STYLE: Modern | SOUND: Bright | METAL: Brass | FINISH: Natural

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Your Sound Meets Our Hand Craftsmanship.

We founded SABIAN giving drummers more choice in cymbals and sounds. We create the best cymbals in the world so you can create the exact right sounds.
Each uniquely forged cymbal is different. Each cymbal has individual soul and personality.


If an off-the-shelf cymbal won’t cut it. We’ll also hand-make one just for you.


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