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SABIAN VAULT 18" ARTISAN CRASH CYMBAL (EX-DEMO)

299.00

Artisan cymbals blend old-world cymbal-making with innovation. Traditionally hand-hammered into shape and sound by Sabian craftsmen, Artisan cymbals also receive hand-guided large-peen hammering for extra dark, complex musicality.

  • Sabian metallurgists combine measured amounts of copper, tin and silver to create centuries-old recipe for Sabian B20 bronze alloy
  • Molten-hot B20 bronze is very carefully hand-poured into pots, and once cooled, yields already-musical B20 bronze castings
  • B20 castings are meticulously hand-separated by weight and prepared to remove all impurities
  • Castings are fed through a large rolling oven up to a dozen times, involving a crew of 5 men who must work with choreographic precision under intense heat
  • During the entire rolling process, blanks must be rotated carefully to create a molecular weave for strength and durability
  • As castings become cymbal blanks, custom-built machine tools are expertly hand-operated to press bells into blanks, drill holes in center, cut down to size and bump for approximate shape
  • Hand-hammering artisans shape and form each cymbal with 2,000 to 4,000 precision-placed hammer blows, adding musicality, complexity, and dark tone
  • Lathe craftsmen operate specially retrofitted lathes, thinning cymbal to desired gauge while adding crucial tonal grooves
  • Cymbal must be trimmed to exact size and the edges buffed for smoothness
  • Each individual cymbal is hand-tested and hand-weighed in the Vault by Vault sound specialists, a critical process
  • Each individual cymbal is placed on a shelf to age, allowing the frantically active molecules to slow down and stabilize
  • Each individual cymbal is once again hand-tested by two Vault specialists to ensure they fit the parameters of the series and model

Sabian Vault 18" Artisan Crash - Natural Finish

Fast, dark and dirty, the Artisan Crash ‘opens up’ with a musically rich, complex texture of traditional tone. Vault is all about discovering and designing new sounds. It's all about creativity and innovation. This concept of shaping the future of cymbals and sounds is a first. So are the results.

  • B20 Metal
  • Natural Finish
  • Masterpiece Style
  • Dark Sounding
  • Thin Weight
  • Comes with Specially Made Zip Up Cymbal Cover and Certificate
  • Ex-Demo - Very Light Stick Marks - Normal Retail £356
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