Sabian 17 inch HHX Evolution Crash Cymbal
The Sabian 17 inch HHX Evolution Crash's warm, explosive response is fast and shimmering, for increased cut and projection.
- 17 inch Crash Cymbal
- Style: Modern
- Metal: B20
- Sound: Dark
- Weight: Thin
Hand-guided large-peen hammering creates the complex, modern-dark tone of HHX, while many of the most popular models – like Evolution and Legacy – receive hand-hammering using peens and anvils that have been hand-shaped in the Vault.
• Sabian metallurgists combine measured amounts of copper, tin and silver to create centuries-old recipe for Sabian B20 bronze alloy
• Molten-hot B20 bronze is very carefully hand-poured into pots, and once cooled, yields already-musical B20 bronze castings
• B20 castings are meticulously hand-separated by weight and prepared to remove all impurities
• Castings are fed through a large rolling oven up to a dozen times, involving a crew of 5 men who must work with choreographic precision under intense heat
• During the entire rolling process, the blanks must be rotated carefully to create a molecular weave for strength and durability
• As castings become cymbal blanks, custom-built machine tools are expertly hand-operated to press bells into blanks, drill holes in the centre, cut them down to size and bump for approximate shape
• A combination of hand-guided machine hammering and hand-hammering is used to shape and form each cymbal, adding musicality, complexity, and bright tone
• Lathe craftsmen operate specially retrofitted lathes, thinning the cymbal to the desired gauge while adding crucial tonal grooves
• Each cymbal must be trimmed to the exact size and the edges buffed for smoothness
• Each individual cymbal is hand-tested and hand-weighed in the Vault by Vault sound specialists, a critical process
• Each individual cymbal is placed on a shelf to age, allowing the frantically active molecules to slow down and stabilise
• Each individual cymbal is once again hand-tested by two Vault specialists to ensure they fit the parameters of the series and model
- This product will be ordered in from our suppliers as required. Please contact us for availability.
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Brand Sabian Condition New