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Sabian 21" HH Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal  From Sabian

High-definition sticking with the right degree of warm, funky tone. Unlathed bell cuts with maximum clarity. HH Remastered cymbals deliver more hammering, more complexity, and more tone.

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What We Think

The Sabian 21" HH Raw Bell Dry Ride has long been one of our favorite ride cymbals here at Sound Pure. The Raw Bell has a great focus and ping that can easily be heard in large stages or in high volume situations. The 21" diameter creates a little more low end and spread without getting in the way. Wide lathing allows the HH series to be a little more dynamic if your playing situation call for it. The Raw Bell Dry ride is perfect for the player that wants stick definition and a great sounding bell. 

This used but not abused ride cymbal weighs in at 3107 grams.

Manufacturer's Description from Sabian

HH cymbals are traditionally hand-hammered into shape and sound by Sabian craftsmen. Each cymbal receives between 2,000 and 4,000 hammer blows, resulting in increased musicality, tonal complexity and unmatched sonic texture.

HH cymbals are traditionally hand-hammered into shape and sound by Sabian craftsmen. Each cymbal receives between 2,000 and 4,000 hammer blows, resulting in increased musicality, tonal complexity and unmatched sonic texture.

HH Craftsmanship

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 center, 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 stabilize

Each individual cymbal is once again hand-tested by two Vault specialists to ensure they fit the parameters of the series and model

Sabian Cymbals

About Manufacturer

SABIAN was founded in 1981 when Robert Zildjian - one of the world's great names in cymbal making came to the conclusion that drummers needed a better choice of cymbals. Unsatisfied with the quality, the sound and the very relevance of the cymbals being manufactured at the time, he opened SABIAN in the small eastern Canadian village of Meductic, New Brunswick.

Since that time the SABIAN Vault has become a global center for cymbal and sound innovation. And that same SABIAN innovation has resulted in an unprecedented level of choice from the most diverse offering of cymbal design ever available. As a result, modern drummers and percussionists can choose from models that range from vintage to modern, from dark to bright, from traditional to downright eclectic.

Specifications

STYLE Vintage

METAL B20

SOUND Dark

WEIGHT  Medium-Heavy