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.
- Delivers dark, articulate stroke response and buttery-soft feel.
"The rides' actual quality of sound and tone is different from other Sabian rides. Play them in the default (un-drilled) central area and you get a bright, yet full body with precise, stabbing stick response. It's more metallic with a tinkly top end. You can indeed lay into them, when they open up without either washing out or becoming overbearing. And as with the crashes, there's a contrasting effect to be had if you play them over the central pinholes (which again overlap into the bells). Here the air seeping through the holes seems to open up the sound to a vivid jingle, a proper ding-dong bell. Definitely something different and new." - Geoff Nicholls
"The 20 FRX rides have eight bands of holes that extend 1.5 over the transition from the bell to the bow, and there's a second three-band ring of holes about 2" from the edge. These are a bit firmer than the crashes, but they still have some flex. Although there's no indication of their weight class, I'd characterize them as medium-thin rides. Compared to some lighter b20 rides I typically use when I want a warm but clean and shimmery sound, the FRX rides produced fewer low overtones, and the sustain albeit smooth and balanced-decayed more rapidly. These are fairly washy rides, and the bell sounds are soft and controlled. But the wash shut down quickly as my playing dynamic decreased, producing a similar tight sustain to that of a flat ride. Lighter strokes elicited clean and clear articulation, while harder strokes brought out some crash-like overtones. These rides have a volume ceiling, which makes them a great choice for quieter gigs where you want to be able to play at a comfortable level without feeling dynamically restrained." - Michael Dawson
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.