(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-08-15)

The Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic Suspended cymbals were first announced at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show. Like the Vault Artisan Traditional Hand cymbals, which were released in 2009, the Suspended model offers premium Old World sound with deep, dark and rich tonalities, creating a robust vintage musicality. They are medium-thin in weight and have superb response for crashing or crescendos, ensuring complete control for the player. The Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic Suspended cymbals were designed through a collaboration of the Sabian Vault Team with a number of the world’s top percussionist. All Vault Artisan Symphonic models are individually hand crafted from premium B20 by Sabian Master Artisans and are quality-protected by the Sabian two-year warranty. They are hitting the stores with a price tag that ranges from $318.00 (for the smaller, 15” one) to $480.00 (for the bigger, 20” one).

"The sound of a Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic cymbal is that of a century-old model that has matured through decades of playing”, “It’s a combination of high-density traditional hand hammering and a touch of innovation that actually improves on the performance and sound of those older cymbals.” – Mark Love, Sabian’s Master Product Specialist

Like the Vault Symphonic Hand cymbals, the Suspended model is another of Sabian’s innovations on merging the old with the new.

Quick Facts:
Sizes: 15”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19”, 20”
Weight: Medium Thin
Finish: Natural (Brilliant is optional)
Metal: B20 Bronze
Hammering: ‘High-Density’ Traditional Hand Hammering, Innovative HHX ‘Tone Projection’ dimpling
Lathing: Narrow ‘pin-style’

About Sabian’s Vault series
Sabian’s Vault Series is a collection of cymbals and sounds inspired by today’s players, with the idea of creating one-of-kind cymbals, reshaping vintage and modern concepts, and exploring new territories. That’s the reason why every cymbal in the Vault series has a distinctive look and equally distinctive sound. The Vault series is Sabian’s option for a creative drummer looking for a new and unique sound. Sabian’s Vault accommodates all the diverse rogue cymbals who fall outside the boundaries of the other series’ restrictions.

For more information about Sabian cymbals and products, visit www.sabian.com.

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