Sabian Cymbals has been distributed throughout the world since it was founded in 1981 by Robert Zildjian, in Meductic, Canada. It has been supplying famous drummers such as Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy and Terry Weckl who’s been supporting and relied on Sabian, because of the quality that it promises its customers for years.
A little background story of how Sabian Cymbals originated. The name was derived from the first two letters of each of Zildjian’s children’s names: Sally, Billy, and Andy. Coincidentally, Andy is now the leader of Sabian and the company acquired Crescent cymbals, which lead to them having the honor of making Crescent as one of its brands. Sabian also sponsored an event in 2017 where many people took part in attending and that was a memorable occurrence for them. All this has brought the flourishment of Sabian to be where they are today.
Sabian introduced a new series of brass cymbals, SBR. This was designed to offer improved quality and value for drummers at a beginner’s level. This gives a push for those who would like to gain confidence and would love to immerse their feelings into the cymbals. The Sabian SBR has been dubbed as the “best budget cymbals for beginners”. It has given opportunities for bands and drummers around the world to bring music alive with and to create an unforgettable memory for when its gigs are set alight.
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A unique-formula brass alloy is used to fabricate these dazzling pieces within the Sabian plant in Canada. This finely done artwork, with lines carved into the cymbals showing the research gathered and the dedication put into crafting this masterpiece. The budget-priced SBR is available in a wide range of well-known sizes and models, each one presenting a deep, large-peen hammering and pinpoint lathing. Therefore, when in doubt, Sabian is the answer, for the reason that it persists with its exceptional value it holds for its production of cymbals. The cherry on top for Sabian SBR is that it is only available in Natural Finish.
According to Sabian’s Master Product Specialist and now the newly promoted Director of Research and Product Development, Mark Love: “SBR offers a new, higher quality of brass cymbal and sound for the entry-level drummer. Despite its budget price, this series has been designed as a value-added cymbal that sets a new standard for quality at this price point in the brass category. To ensure this level of quality, SBR features the same hand-guided, high-pressure hammering and traditional hand lathing applied to more expensive professional cymbals.”
The SBR comprises hi-hats, splashes, crashes, and rides which also has availability in “Sonically Matched” pre-packs. Meaning already-packaged cymbals that are ready to be unwrapped, which includes:
• The Performance Set (14” hi-hats, 16” crash, 20″ ride)
• The First Pack (13″ hi-hats, 16″ crash)
• The 2-Pack (14″ hi-hats, 18″ crash ride)
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• SBR cymbals create a vibrant sound
• 14” SBR hi-hats for the precision of and rounded sounds consisting out of medium-heavy top & heavy bottom intended to control and balance the sounds
• 16” crashes for accentuating sounds
• 20” rides for a strong definition in sound
• Material: B20
• Style: Focused
• Sound: Bright
• Metal: Brass
• Finish: Natural
• Pitch: High
• Hammering: Jumbo Peen
• Price Point Budget
• Sizes: 10″,13″,14″,16″,18″,20″
• Series: SBR
• Ride: SBR2012 20” Ride
• Crash 1: SBR1606 16” Crash
• Hi-Hats: SBR1402 14” Hi-Hats
SBR Model numbers:
• 10” Splash SBR1005
• 13” Hi-Hats SBR1302
• 14” Hi-Hats SBR1302
• 16” Crash SBR1606
• 18” Crash Ride SBR1811
• 20” Ride SBR2012
• First Pack SBR5001
• Two Pack SBR5002
• Performance Set SBR5003
What makes Sabian a great starter brand for any to-be musicians is that the sleek classical style of its design makes it look elegant, yet stamped with the Sabian logo adds that perfect touch of class to the cymbals. Both professional drummers and elementary drummers use Sabian cymbals solely because of its well-furnished labor that differentiates from any other cymbal manufacturers.
The main factor that customers look for in the music industry is the quality of the sound that particular instruments can demonstrate. SBR can guarantee that crispy tone and glowing effect with over 500 types of cymbal models with 11 different series.