Founded in 1981, SABIAN is a relatively new brand name on the cymbal scene. A very recognizable name - Robert Zildjian - founded SABIAN in the small eastern Canadian village of Meductic, New Brunswick, seeking to improve the quality, the sound and the relevance of the cymbals being made at the time. Since then, SABIAN's innovations in cymbal crafting has given musicians an unprecedented level of choice from the most diverse offering of cymbal design on the market. As a result, modern drummers and percussionists can choose from models that range from vintage to modern, from dark to bright, from traditional to uniquely eclectic.
SABIAN innovation is all about creating new sounds for musicians and their applications. Like the dark, tonal blends of an Artisan Ride or the immediate, trashy response of an O-Zone Crash. X-Treme Crashes produce raw glassiness, while X-Plosion Crashes project raw power. There are hundreds of other models, both traditional and innovative, producing vintage and modern sounds for drummers and percussionists from all genres. Many of us at Drum Center of Portsmouth trust SABIAN Cymbals on our gigs and in the studio. Check out our massive inventory of SABIAN's, along with high-quality video demos.