13 April 2009, MEDUCTIC, Canada — SABIAN has added a crash model to their Vault Artisan range of premium, professional cymbals. The Artisan Crash, a thin/extra-thin model in 16- and 18-inch sizes, was designed in the SABIAN Vault to produce dark, traditional tone enhanced with the benefit of modern projection. Featuring high-density hand hammering by SABIAN master artisans and a touch of innovation, the Artisan Crash offers traditional tonal darkness and complexity.
“Artisan crashes have been the single most requested SABIAN model since the introduction of the Artisan Ride,” noted SABIAN Product Specialist David Williams. “The Artisan Ride reminded drummers of the real value of traditional hand hammered cymbal craftsmanship. As a result we had so many requests for similar hats and crashes that we researched early cymbal designs then designed what we feel is a better traditional crash. This Artisan model has that soft, warm, deeply musical tone drummers have been asking for.”
Hand crafted from SABIAN B20 bronze, the Artisan Crash features high-density hand hammering for maximum tonal complexity. This is augmented with jumbo-peen dimpling to increase tonal quality and projection. All Artisan models are quality-protected by the SABIAN Two-Year Warranty.
Sizes: 16,” 18”
Finish: Natural (Brilliant is optional)
Metal: B20 Bronze
Hammering: High-Density Hand Hammering and Jumbo-peen Radial Dimpling
Warranty: Two Years
Model # (add ‘B’ for Brilliant): 16” – A1606, 18” – A1806
SABIAN is globally renowned as the world’s leading designer and maker of musical cymbals. With endorsers including major drummers Phil Collins, Neil Peart (Rush), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and Bob Bryar (My Chemical Romance), as well as renowned percussionists within the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Symphony, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,
this award-winning company offers cymbals and sounds for every musical application, playing level and price point. Known for combining centuries-old traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation, SABIAN ensures quality and value in every cymbal. The company also prides itself on eco-friendly practices; a cymbal recycling program is one of its many longstanding “green” initiatives, as is a commitment to working with brands that share likeminded environmental values. Headquartered in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, and with offices in the US, the UK, Europe and the Far East, SABIAN is also the world’s largest cymbal maker.