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The SABIAN Story

For Drummers Who Don't Follow the Crowd.

UNBOUND — it’s an attitude. Rebellious, breaking the mold, living the music. It’s drummers. Knowing you make the music we celebrate dissonance.


Unbound forges cymbals like the Holy China, and Omni into the world.


UNBOUND is every day.


We won’t compromise. And are glad our handmade cymbals are scarce. We are not for everybody. You bleed music. We bleed drumming.


SABIAN cymbals are unique and living things. We age our cymbals because they mature.


Drummers always look for what’s next. We do too. So never ask for permission. Unbound by rules.


Chris Turner - UNBOUND


Dave Elitch - UNBOUND

Do you get it?

There are tons of cymbal manufacturers. We are not a manufacturer. We MAKE each cymbal for a drummer.

No two of our cymbals are the same. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Just like you.

Not everyone gets it. We like that. Popular can’t mean what’s best. Sabians are just right.

We’ll never compromise in our craft. Love us or hate us — we’re fueled by our drummers.

Love my SABIANcymbals, they are so musical. I use most of their lines on my two kits (HHX, AA, AAX & Paragon).

Jono F.

I’ve been a SABIAN user for almost 10 years since I started playing, I’m excited for what’s to come.

Jake S.

I grew up with Zildjian’s and never thought I’d ever change. But as time evolved, I did. Warmer tones, longer life-span, slightly less expensive. I’ve been buying SABIAN exclusive for the past 15-18 years.

Steve K.

Unleashing Cymbal Craft for Unbound Drummers

Robert (Bob) Zildjian restlessly fretted over the quality, sound, and relevance of the cymbals available at the time. So, he founded SABIAN in 1981 and opened SABIAN in Meductic, New Brunswick Canada.

We are still here. Still breaking down barriers and rules.

The SABIAN Vault is a global center for cymbal and sound innovation.

The no excuses attitude of Bob Zildjian guides us still. We never hold back.

Neither does Sabian’s drummers and percussionists. They choose from vintage to modern, from dark to bright, from traditional to downright eclectic. They recognize no boundaries.

Today, Sabian’s offices and depots are all over the globe and distribute in 120 countries.

Cutting Edge, Not Classic

The drummer defines the cymbal, not the other way around.

We constantly forge the future of cymbal craft to give you the right and best starting point in creating your sound.

SABIAN is family. Look at a few cymbals here. They deserve the reputation for being creative catalysts for drummers around the world.


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