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The Sabian HH Series
When Sabian was first launched in 1982, Hand Hammered (HH) cymbals were the first products they manufactured - and these were the cymbals that made drummers all over the world fall in love with Sabian. Now, Sabian have remastered these original cymbals to produce models with added complexity and tone, delivering unmatched sonic texture across the entire line. Depending on the size and model, each remastered HH cymbal is hand hammered up to 3,000 times - in some cases more.
Sabians HH cymbals are hand-hammered into shape to achieve the perfect Sabian sound. Each cymbal receives between 2,000 and 4,000 hammer blows, which results in an increase in musicality, tonal complexity and unmatched sonic texture. The HH cymbals are renowned for their dark sound, which is achieved for hammering the B20 metal design cymbal into perfect standard. These vintage style cymbals are extremely popular and praised by many musical greats.
''Traditional Turkish hand hammering is more than just our history,'' explained Sabian Master Sound Specialist Mark Love, ''It's our DNA. We've been using traditional hand hammering techniques since day one.
"When I'm playing the big gigs, I play really, really hard, but I don't want metallic, I don't want brash. With HH that vintage dark sound is always there and always warm" - Chester Thompson
"It's very musical, very special. I've played HH for years, for funk, jazz, rock, everything in the studio, on stage, everywhere" - Steve Ferrone
- Style: Vintage
- Sound: Vintage Dark
- Metal: B20 Bronze
- Pitch: Level 1
- Finish: Natural
- Weight: Medium Top / Heavy Bottom