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.
"The 18" crashes were warm and complex and opened up sonically with the lightest of taps, making them extremely expressive. The low end was very rich, and there was a definite drop-off of
higher frequencies as the cymbal sustained. Due to the minimal high end and relatively thin body of the cymbals, they may not be good at
cutting through at extremely high volumes. But they weren't made
to be smacked on stage at a punk show (although, of course, there are no rules). As is usually the case with cymbals that open
up easily, Artisan crashes got out of the way quickly too. While the initial crash sound was wide and full, it dissipated rapidly, leaving a dark, somewhat trashy fundamental tone for most of the sustain. You don't need to hit these crashes hard to coax out their sound, which makes them excellent for this type of performance. I
also used them for a funk session, and they fit the bill there as well. Their controlled volume and complex sound opened up for just the right amount of time before hiding away until the next hit." - Anthony Riscica
"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 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.