Sabian Cymbals

Sabian Cymbals

Sabian Cymbals, one of the best known names in cymbal manufacturing, is one of the top cymbal makers in the world. Based in Canada, the company was created after the Zildjian family of cymbal makers split in two, resulting in an ongoing competition for the most innovation and superior sonic standards in cymbals. In this rivalry, the artist wins with incredible cymbal choices.

Dozens of famous musicians use Sabian cymbals as their percussion of choice. Neil Peart of Rush and Dave Weckl have both helped to design Sabian lines and use Sabian. Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, Bill Ward of Black Sabbath and Phil Collins in both Genesis and his solo work have used Sabian cymbals.

The HH line of cymbals is based on the design of K Zildjian cymbals. The second of the original Sabian cymbals is the Automated Anvil (AA), which is the inaugural machine-made bell-bronze cymbal.

Sabian's line of student level cymbals is called Bronze Beginnings and come in two series: and B8 Pro. These cymbals are made from the B8 bronze alloy, which is mostly copper. Sabian also makes a line called Solar, which are their most affordable brass alloy cymbals.

The modern line of Sabian cymbals is designed for more experienced players. The Xs20, APX, AAX and HHX series are all part of the modern line. Xs20 cymbals are made with the B20 bronze alloy, which is Sabian's bronze alloy for professional sound. The APX is the most recent in the modern line, and is made of B8 alloy, giving the cymbal a high pitched tone. The AAX series is similar in tone to the AA series, but are crafted to make a more consistent sound and volume. The HHX series is based on the vintage HH line, uses the same technology with a modernized sound, and is known as the Modern Dark.

Professionals can look to the Vault and Paragon series of cymbals for the highest level of quality and innovation.

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    Sabian 14" B8 Pro Mini Chinese

    MSRP: $151.00
    $85.00
    Certain situations and songs call for rapid accenting to embellish the sound. Rocker Domingo "Sunny"Ν Ortiz of Widespread Panic knows all about the impact a good sound signature can make. As one of the seven Sabian cymbals in Sunny's set-up, he...
    MSRP: $151.00
    $85.00
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    Sabian 16" AA El Sabor Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
    The Sabian 16" AA El Sabor Crash Cymbal has a fast response with a solid bell for clavé. This cymbal is designed to deliver mid-range pitch and is playable by either hand or stick.
    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
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    Sabian 16" AAX O-Zone Crash Cymbal w/ Bag

    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
    Ravi Jakhotia of Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson has the Sabian AAX O-Zone Crash Cymbal in his drum setup. The Sabian AAX O-Zone Crash Cymbalis crafted of premium B20 bronze alloy with a brilliant finish, precise hammering detail and pinpoint lathing...
    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
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    Sabian 18" B8 Chinese

    MSRP: $191.00
    $105.00
    Sabian 18" B8 Chinese Cymbal Sound matters. So if you're serious about drumming, you have to get serious about your cymbals. And good news. You don't have to spend a fortune when stepping up to top quality, precision crafted Sabian B8 bronze cymbals...
    MSRP: $191.00
    $105.00
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    Sabian AA Holy China Cymbal

    MSRP: $382.00
    $209.00
    Chad Smith and Michael Anthony with the Sabian Holy China The Sabian Holy China Cymbal features innovations in cymbal design to modernize the sound. The higher profile shape heightens the pitch and the holes have been sized and cut to increase volume...
    MSRP: $382.00
    $209.00
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    Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
    Sabian 18" AA Medium Thin Crash Dennis Leeflang of Bumblefoot has the Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash (18" and 19") Cymbals in his drum setup. The Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash Cymbals are bright and tonally full, combining thin sensitivity with medium-weight...
    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
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    Sabian AA Rock Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
    Rock drummer, Chris Antonopoulos of Opiate For The Masses has the Sabian AA Rock Crash Cymbal in his artist setup. The Sabian AA Rock Crash Cymbal is explosive and penetrating. The high-pitched, cutting volume is the strength of this powerful cymbal.
    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
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    Sabian AA Thin Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
    Jeff Bowders of Paul Gilbert has the Sabian 14" AA Thin Crash Cymbal in his drum setup. The Sabian AA Thin Crash Cymbal has a fast response for full, bright and explosive sounds.
    MSRP: $338.00
    $189.00
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    Sabian AAX Aero Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
    The Sabian AAX Aero Crash is a solid and raw crash cymbal and the winner of Best of NAMM 2012 Gear Guruz Winner and Player's Choice Winner awards. With a unique bell design and innovative hole pattern, this crash provides amazing tone and cuts through...
    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
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    Sabian AAX Arena Heavy Cymbals

    MSRP: $792.00
    $479.00
    The heavy weight of the Sabian AAX Arena Heavy Cymbals offers maximum projection, percussive attack and long, controlled sustain. Note: 19" and 22" are not available in Brilliant finish.
    MSRP: $792.00
    $479.00
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    Sabian AAX Arena Medium Cymbals

    MSRP: $792.00
    $479.00
    The large bell of the Sabian AAX Arena Medium Cymbals enhances ease of playing, while their medium weight offers projection, articulate attack, and controlled sustain. Note: 19" and 22" are not available in Brilliant finish.
    MSRP: $792.00
    $479.00
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    Sabian AAX Chinese Cymbal

    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
    Watch a video demonstration of the 18" AAX Chinese Cymbal Whether you strike the AAX Chinese cymbal soft or hard, in the studio or on the stage, with your hand or your sticks, you'll always get the results you want in low or loud volume situations. Like...
    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
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    Sabian AAX Dark Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
    The AAX Dark Crash isn't shy by any means. It's one of those standard set cymbals that projects definite stage presence and gets played a lot. In other words, it's well worth the money and certainly not going to be a cymbal that just sits there and takes...
    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
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    Sabian AAX El Sabor Picante Hand Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
    Jojo Mayer of The Screaming Headless Torsos has the Sabian AAX El Sabor Picante Hand Crash Cymbal in his drum setup. The Sabian AAX El Sabor Picante Hand Crash Cymbal is specifically designed for Latin drummers and percussionists to slap by hand. We...
    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
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    Sabian AAX Metal Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
    Mark Castillo of Bury Your Dead has the Sabian AAX Metal Crash Cymbal in his drum setup. When you're driving full throttle through a rockin' set with pedal to the metal, your playing is naturally going to be harder, heavier and definitely louder. So you...
    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
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    Sabian AAX Mini Chinese

    MSRP: $251.00
    $149.00
    Sabian AAX cymbals are unparalleled for their modern bright sound. Popular with accomplished drummers, music teachers and professional artists, the AAX cymbals have a tight focus and powerful sound with an accurate and cutting response that blasts...
    MSRP: $251.00
    $149.00
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    Sabian AAX O-Zone Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
    Ravi Jakhotia of Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson has the Sabian AAX O-Zone Crash Cymbal in his drum setup. The development of this innovative cymbal design came about with one simple question asked by a Sabian plant foreman. What happens with the sound...
    MSRP: $356.00
    $215.00
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    Sabian AAX Saturation Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
    The Sabian AAX Saturation Crash cymbal was designed by Virgil Donati for a legendary, powerful response. This medium-weight, bright sounding cymbal projects a huge frequency range, filling your sound with color while it cuts through the mix. Works great...
    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
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    Sabian AAX Stage Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
    Sabian 16" AAX Stage Crash Sabian 18" AAX Stage Crash The crash is a cymbal no serious drummer would ever find himself or herself without. A definite must-have for more experienced drummers laying down bigger, deeper grooves, this accenter speaks with...
    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
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    Sabian AAX Studio Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
    Watch a video demonstration of this cymbal: Sabian 16" AAX Studio Crash Sabian 18" AAX Studio Crash This thin design accent crash is a real multi-tasker, designed to accommodate a variety of music styles. That's a real plus for more advanced and...
    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
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    Sabian AAX V-Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
    The Sabian AAX V-Crash is a bright sounding cymbal that will cut right through all the music in the mix. The bright tone from this cymbal comes from the silver in its B20 Bronze construction. This makes for a powerfully, bright tone and a solid response...
    MSRP: $338.00
    $205.00
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    Sabian AAX X-Plosion Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
    Sabian 16" AAX X-Plosion Crash Cymbal Sabian 18" AAX X-Plosion Crash Cymbal With a name like AAX-Plosion Crash, you know this cymbal arrives bursting with energy. This power-driven cymbal gets things going right from the box with a bright, explosive...
    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
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    Sabian AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
    SABIAN's new AAX-Plosion Fast Crashes, introduced at The NAMM Show 2009. Responding to requests from R&B, funk, jazz, pop and fusion drummers for a faster variation of the popular AAX-Plosion Crash cymbal, Sabian now introduces the AAX X-Plosion...
    MSRP: $280.00
    $169.00
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    Sabian AAX X-Treme Chinese Cymbal

    MSRP: $324.00
    $195.00
    Watch a video demonstration of the 19" AAX X-Treme Chinese Some of the high profile artists who express themselves with the Sabian AAX-Treme Chinese cymbal are metal rocker Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), five-year-old wonderkid and self-billed World's...
    MSRP: $324.00
    $195.00
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    Sabian B8 Medium Crash Cymbal

    MSRP: $149.00
    $79.00
    Sabian 18" B8 Medium Crash Cymbal Quality sound and affordable value come together in a precision crafted crash that gives you the performance and versatility you need when gigging, recording or just jamming and honing your skills at home. Part of...
    MSRP: $149.00
    $79.00
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    Sabian B8 Mini Chinese 14"

    MSRP: $132.00
    $75.00
    Start with the right cymbals and you'll always look and sound your best regardless of the venue. Your bandmates, your audience and your board mixer will appreciate it when you hit the stage or the studio with Sabian cymbals as part of your drum kit. A...
    MSRP: $132.00
    $75.00
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    Sabian B8 Pro Chinese

    MSRP: $176.00
    $109.00
    Sabian 16" B8 Pro Chinese Sabian 18" B8 Pro Chinese Know thy sound. It's the first commandment of drumming and crucial when recognizing which cymbals you need to match the type of music you play. Part of the B8 Pro Series and a nice choice for...
    MSRP: $176.00
    $109.00
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    Sabian B8 Pro Medium Crash

    MSRP: $176.00
    $99.00
    Sabian 18" B8 Pro Medium Crash The affordable Sabian B8 Pro Series strikes the perfect balance between pure bronze power and clean sound definition. Cymbals in this collection are precision crafted for exceptional range and consistency and polished to a...
    MSRP: $176.00
    $99.00
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    Sabian B8 Pro Performance Set Cymbals

    $359.00
    Sonically matched in the SABIAN Vault, the SABIAN B8 Pro Performance Set includes 14" B8 Pro Medium Hi-Hats, 16" B8 Pro Medium Crash, and a 20" B8 Pro Medium Ride. If speed, power and aggression describe the way you play, B8 Pro may be the cymbal series...
    $359.00
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    Sabian B8 Pro Rock Crash

    MSRP: $176.00
    $99.00
    Sabian 16" B8 Pro Rock Crash Sabian 18" B8 Pro Rock Crash Sabian 20" B8 Pro Rock Crash B8 Pro Rock Crash is designed for high volume, high energy playing. It's definitely for the heavy hitter inside of you who loves to bash and bang and pound and...
    MSRP: $176.00
    $99.00
  • Sabian B8 Rock Crash

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    Sabian B8 Rock Crash

    $79.00 - $115.00
    Audio Sample 16" Audio Sample 17" Audio Sample 18" Audio Sample 19" Audio Sample 20" Crash cymbals are designed for stellar accenting and they give you added creativity and flair as your play. The versatile Rock Crash is...
    $79.00 - $115.00
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    Sabian HH 10" China Kang

    MSRP: $263.00
    $159.00
    The Sabian HH China Kang micro-sized models respond with a raw, tight combination of chinese and splash. 10" Diameter.
    MSRP: $263.00
    $159.00
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    Sabian HH Thin Crash Cymbal

    $269.00 - $319.00
    The full-bodied musical response of the Sabian HH Thin Crash Cymbal is low, dark and warm, with rapid decay and a sparkling finish. Style: Modern Metal: B20 Sound: Dark Weight Thin
    $269.00 - $319.00
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    Sabian HHX Evolution Crash Cymbal

    $269.00 - $319.00
    The warm, explosive response of the Sabian HHX Evolution Crash Cymbal is fast and shimmering, for increased cut and projection.
    $269.00 - $319.00
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    Sabian HHX Studio Crash Cymbal

    $225.00 - $319.00
    The Sabian HHX Studio Crash Cymbal has a thin design for fast and full accents, loaded with a hot, bright tone that shimmers.
    $225.00 - $319.00
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    Sabian HHX X-Plosion Crash Cymbal

    $225.00 - $369.00
    The Sabian 14" HH Dark Hi-Hats feature the deep, dark tones, and sizzling warmth found only in traditionally hand hammered cymbals. Style: Modern Metal: B20 Sound: Dark Weight: Medium - Thin
    $225.00 - $369.00