We are proud to work with Sabian Cymbals and think they pair perfectly with our instruments. We’ve opted to carry three lines that have a great sound and suit a range of budgets. For more information and sound comparisons please visit Sabian’s website.
If you are interested in a Sabian cymbal or size not offered here please let us know – it is very likely we can get it for you. Also note that the turnaround time for shipping cymbals is 1-2 weeks (we don’t stock them all in our workshop and may need to order them for you).
The XSR line delivers unprecedented sound and performance at a price that won’t break the budget. They have a bright, vintage style and are versatile enough to go with a wide range of genres and styles. These are a solid and economical choice, especially for those new to percussion.
The AAX line has a bright, modern sound. The mid to high pitch cuts through surrounding music and give you a pro sound for a mid-range price.
The HHX line is high-end and hand hammered (dented) for a mid to low pitch that blends in with surrounding music. Described as “trashy and dark.”
Hi Hat Cymbals
Sabian XSR X-Celerator Hats 14″$219.00 Add to cart
Sabian 14″ Crash Pair: XSR + AAX$284.00 Add to cart
Sabian AA Mini Hi Hat 12″$295.00 Add to cart
Sabian AAX X-Celerator Hi Hat 14″$355.00 Add to cart
Sabian 14″ Crash Pair: AAX + HHX$400.00 Add to cart
Sabian HHX X-Celerator Hi Hat 14″$455.00 Add to cart
New to percussion and cymbals?
That’s OK! Here are the basics to get you started.
Hi-hats are the pair of cymbals that sit together on stand with a pedal to open and close them and they are traditionally used to play steady beats opposite the bass drum. A drum stick can also strike a hi hat: when played while closed you get a crisp, percussive ‘chick’. When open, you get a ‘sizzle’ sound that cuts through.
When most people think of how a cymbal sounds they’re generally thinking of a crash cymbal. These are the loud, explosive cymbals that are used to accent particular parts in the drum pattern. They range in size and thickness – the smaller the crash the higher the pitch. These generally come in 14″ and bigger.
Splash cymbals are basically a smaller crash cymbals and have the quickest decay of any cymbal. They generally come in 6-13″ and are are more portable, lightweight option than a crash. Because they are smaller, a splash has a higher pitch than the larger crash cymbals.
The ride is generally the biggest cymbal in a drum kit and offers a sustained, shimmering sound unlike the shorter, decaying sound of a crash cymbal. Due to the large size, the FootDrum is not capable of mounting a ride.