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Sabian Cymbals - The MIX

Sabian Cymbals - Mixed-series cymbal packs an industry first

The perfect cymbal pack is all about the perfect mix of cymbals. But the perfect mix of cymbals is not always about the same cymbal series. This was the thinking behind the development of The MIX, a collection of mixed-series cymbal sets, sonically matched in the SABIAN Vault.

“Other than occasional one-offs, including our own HH/HHX Praise & Worship pack, we believe this is the first time a cymbal company has developed a line of mixed-series cymbal sets,” claims SABIAN VP Sales Peter Stairs. “Although most drummers start with a core sound, usually identified by a specific cymbal series, we know that over time they expand their set-ups to add new sonic colours by adding other series to their set-ups. Oddly enough, there are no packs in the market that address this need.

Once the need was identified, experts in the SABIAN Vault were tasked with creating mixed-series sets, sonically matched to appeal to drummers of all skill levels. Able to tap into 30+ years of experience working extensively with world-renowned artists like Jojo Mayer, Mike Portnoy and Dave Weckl, the Vault team soon came to the table with an initial 5-set offering. From the Basement to the Arena, these MIX sets hit key player demographics and price points:

  • Basement Mix
    For the serious beginner, a perfect mix of B8 alloy cymbals.
    14” B8 Hats, 16” B8 Pro Thin Crash, 18” B8 Pro Thin Crash, 20” B8 Ride
  • Garage Mix
    For drummers playing in their first band, a first step into B20 cast cymbals.
    14” B8 Hats, 16” Xs-20 Medium-Thin Crash, 18” Xs20 Medium Thin Crash, 20” B8 Ride
  • Gig Mix
    For the weekend warrior or house of worship player, a great mix of B8 alloy and Xs20 cast all in Brilliant finish.
    14” B8 Pro Medium Hats, 16” Xs-20 Medium-Thin Crash, 18” Xs20 Medium Thin Crash, 20” B8 Pro Medium Ride
  • Club Mix
    For the serious player, all B20 cast cymbals in Brilliant finish ideal for playing the club circuit.
    14” Xs20 Medium Hats, 16” AAX X-Plosion Crash, 18” AAX X-Plosion Crash, 20” Xs20 Medium Ride
  • Arena Mix
    For the professional player, a blend of Modern Bright and Modern Dark sounds perfect for the big stages!
    14” AAX X-Celerator Hats, 16” HHX X-Plosion Crash, 18” HHX X-Plosion Crash, 20” AAX Stage Ride

The video interview (see below) with Sabian Sales Manager, Greg Zeller, was recorded by Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott, at the Sabian Cymbals booth during the 2011 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN.

For more information about Perfect Sets and The MIX, visit the Sabian Cymbals website at www.sabian.com.

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