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PRELOVED CYMBALS

SABIAN VAULT 16" ARTISAN BRILLIANT CRASH CYMBAL (PRE-LOVED)

209.00

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

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