Sabian’s Fusion Hats Get Modern And Dark

(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-07-16)

Sabian’s Fusion Hats Get Modern And Dark

Founded in 1981, Sabian has quickly become one of the biggest names in the industry of cymbal making and they constantly keep pushing the market standards with their high quality cymbals and innovative new releases.

Fusion Hats, one of Sabian’s most popular cymbal innovations, are now available in the company’s Modern Dark series, HHX. Featuring a medium top and a heavy, un-lathed, hand-hammered bottom — hence the name fusion. These hats deliver high-definition sticking, crisp, clear pedal ‘chick’, and cutting volume in both closed and open positions. Though the name might suggest they’re designed for playing fusion-style music, these hats are ideal for any number of genres from rock, pop, punk, gospel or funk. Said Sabian product specialist Mark Love, “With an HHX top, these Fusion Hats combine the hot darkness of HHX with the dark but defined cut of the heavy HH bottom, for a crisp blend of tonal darkness. The innovative ‘Tone Projection’ design of HHX also means these hats project their dark tonality, so drummers wanting darkness in high-volume situation can be heard without excessively hard playing.”

Here is a quick facts list about these new Sabian hi hats:
Metal: B20 SABIAN Bronze (Casting bronze 80% copper and 20% tin)
Weight: Medium Top/Heavy Bottom
Finish: Natural or Brilliant
Hammering: Jumbo-Peen (top), hand hammered (bottom)
Lathing: Top: Pinpoint - Bottom: Raw, unlathed
Pitch: Mid to low
Sizes: 13” - 14”

The 13’ HHX Modern Dark hi hat set can be found for a price of $379.00. The 14” hi hat set for $429.00.

Make sure to check the Sabian’s Cymbal and Sound Guide here:
It will give you some more detailed information about Sabian’s complete product line, helping you find the ideal cymbal for your drumming and music style. Here is a list of all Sabian cymbals models available in the market under their respective sound quality:
Modern ; AAX, HHX
Vintage; AA, HH, XS20
Creative: Vault, Paragon
Focused:APX, B8Pro,B8, SBR

For more information about Sabian and their new product releases, please visit

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