Designed in the Sabian Vault with veteran jazz artist Jeff Hamilton, Hammertone delivers the uncompromising musicality of Jeff's legendary performances.
Crescent Hammertone Ride
Versatile providing both ride and crash properties – a crucial consideration given that Jeff does not use a crash cymbal in his standard set-up.
The high profile and exaggerated bow curvature were achieved through extensive hand hammering, giving the ride the exact sound and profile desired by Hamilton.
A special lathing technique results in tapered edges that provide controlled stick attack and warm spread when used as a crash.
"The Hammertone Ride with its thin, extended rim responds super quickly to crash accents with a dark, fat sound. The immediate change to a fast ride pattern is easily feasible, and the fine, slightly wooden stick sound is prominent again. Ideally suited for the acoustic jazz context due to the very low dynamic range." - Ralf Mikolajczak
"Hammertone cymbals deliver the uncompromising musicality of Jeff Hamiltonâ€™s legendary performances. The rides offer unparalleled stick definition and warm, low undertones that never overpower. A bowed profile tapers to a paper thin edge, so they open up quickly when crashed." - Team
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.