FRX is designed for playing environments where other cymbals have too much attack. They are not low volume cymbals. Rather, they work by cutting specific frequencies that result in the perception of volume.
Light top over a medium weight bottom for exceptional versatility.
Clean sticking and crisp response.
"The hi-hats couple a lightweight top cymbal over a medium-weight bottom. They seem the closest to normal in the set. That light top cymbal darkens the tone and softens the attack to a smooth and subtle timbre. They really shouldn't dominate, yet this is something that often happens when hats are miked. Hats do sometimes cut through at the expense of your snare, so the slight overall reduction could definitely help with any recording." - Geoff Nicholls
"The 14" FRX hi-hats feature a light top cymbal with a single
band of holes at the base of the bell and a medium weight bottom with no holes. These hi-hats are designed to deliver clean, crisp articulation. I felt they had an interesting mix of the breathy, warm tone of thin hi-hats and the chunky, tight attack of modern cymbals. Played solo, the FRX hi-hats didn't sound too different from typical all-purpose models. Within the context of a band, the
dynamic range was noticeably more compressed. Closed sounds
were sharp yet slightly trashy, and open tones were bright but
focused. They didn't roar too loudly when played partially open, and
the foot chick was clear. Like the crashes, these FRX hi-hats reminded me of the slightly muted timbres you experience when wearing pro-quality headphones or earplugs. If you notice people wincing every time you hit a crash, ride bell, or open hi-hat, you might want to give this new frequency-reduced FRX series a try. The cymbals sound clean, warm, and expressive, and they won't hurt anyone's ears when you really lay into them. That's a win-win in my book." - Michael Dawson
"The clever FRX (Frequency Reduction) line of cymbals from
Sabian aims to help drummers keep their perceived volume down
without sacrificing sound quality. The hi-hats are similar in design to the other cymbals. The top cymbal has a single row of holes around the base of the bell, and the bottom cymbal has
no holes at all. The bells are unlathed and they are a nice medium weight. Stick definition is excellent, and they have a clear, defined â€œchipâ€ sound. They blend very well with the other cymbals in the FRX line and are easy to control. If you want to reduce the sonic space your cymbals occupy in quieter performances environments, Sabian FRX is a great option." - Ryan Bennett
Sabian has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within one month.