Artisan is all about traditional dark, rich tone – they virtually sizzle with it.
Relies on high-density hand hammering to deliver deep, dark, rich tone for the most discerning drummers.
"This cymbal is a work of art. Its craftsmanship is palpable, it looks and feels like something explicitly designed to do what it does and, as my bassist remarked at a show, it looks great under lights! But more important is its sound. This cymbal doesn't away from the limelight. It's bold and penetrating and makes its presence known. It has a shimmery, bright personality with a quicker decay than most. It shines when I hit it and its my go-to cymbal for accents and projection. These Artisans will not sound like a regular crash cymbal - they're professional and different than the rest. So expect them to be noticed rather than fade back in the cymbal wash of generic crashes." - Sandstone
"This crash is truly in it's own category when it comes to describing it fully. A clean, full crash with a touch of trash in the sustain of the cymbal. It feels like 2 crashes being struck at one time. What I love the most about this cymbal is the separation of the bell sound and the crash sounds. With the majority of crash cymbals when you strike the bell, it sounds like a blend of crash and bell instead of being two separate sounds. This Crash has the bell characteristics of a ride cymbal, which makes this crash very versatile musically. Now this cymbal will test the dynamic range of the player because it is very responsive." - Doc
"Each of Sabian's Vault Artisan crashes comes with its own velvet-lined Cordura cymbal pouch, and included with each is a
card signed by the craftsman. Like fine champagne, these cymbals are produced lovingly and aged carefully in limited quantities, and it shows. Artisan brilliant crashes are all thin in weight and sport
heavy hand hammering with large, unlathed bells and a fairly flat bow profile. A large bell maximizes overtones, while a flatter bow yields a lower pitch. This translates to crashes that absolutely roared when struck, with silvery overtones, rich undertones, and a pitch range that would blend with all types of music." - J. R. Frondelli
"The Artisan crashes have dramatic, warm and intricate
qualities. Due to their thinness, the crashes have soft attacks, yet a full projection. When using them as a crash/ride, one of my students observed they had a "warm cushion." Due to their thinness, they have an expected washy-ness when used this way. Overall, the
Artisan crashes reflect the highest end of the cymbal market today." - Doug Brush
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.