Sabian SABA1706 Artisan 17-inch Crash Cymbal

Sabian SABA1706 Artisan 17-inch Crash Cymbal (As New)

Product code: bstuwsabsaba1706

Artisan cymbals blend old-world cymbal-making with innovation.

  • * SPECIAL OFFER * Sabian SABA1706 Artisan 17-inch Crash Cymbal (As New)

    Artisan cymbals blend old-world cymbal-making with innovation.

    Main Features

    • Hand hammered
    • Dark, rich tone
    • Fast Decay
    • Thin weight
    • Hand tested for quality control
    • B20 bronze alloy

    Traditionally hand-hammered into shape and sound by Sabian craftsmen, Artisan cymbals also receive hand-guided large-peen hammering for extra dark, complex musicality.


    - 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, 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 centre, cut down to size and bump for approximate shape
    - Hand-hammering artisans shape and form each cymbal with 2,000 to 4,000 precision-placed hammer blows, adding musicality, complexity, and dark tone
    - Lathe craftsmen operate specially retrofitted lathes, thinning cymbal to desired gauge while adding crucial tonal grooves
    - Cymbal must be trimmed to 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

    With 'high density' hand hammering, powerful, dark, rich tone, and fast decay the 17-inch crash is full of character.

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  • Additional Information

    On demo in store No
    Brand Sabian
    Condition Opened