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ULTRA DRY DARK Sabian Hand Hammered HHX PHOENIX Ride 22” THIN 2316 g CLEAN

Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
Original price
$369.99 - $369.99
Current price $369.99
  • No need to spend $600 on a new Sabian HHX 22” Phoenix Ride that’s going to look and sound exactly like this beauty right here! 

  • Hell, I don’t think you can even GET these from Sabian anymore. And this is the THINNEST Phoenix I’ve seen. It’s bendable - part FIERCE Ride. 

  • And while they are BIG only a shallow philistine would call these things ugly. I guess if you're used to a world where lathed Sweet Rides dominate then a HEAVILY HAMMERED 22” like this may appear to have fallen out of the ugly tree in one's eyes. 

  • This particular one has a gorgeous dark sienna hue. It’s wonderfully DRY with a super light and breathy, airy wash that dissipates quickly. But it’s really dry! All about the stick attack. 

  • As you can see this cymbal is extremely heavily hand hammered in the famous HHX style and unlathed and raw giving it a dark, dry attack. A very smoky tone, reminiscent of the Agop Turk Ride but with much more stick articulation and it decays very quickly. 

  • Fully lathed underside supplies a hint of breathiness and body underneath a very controlled attack. 

  • Here's what Sabian has to say about this Phoenix Ride:
    "Modern players who thrive on exploring a new sonic range will love the dark, mature tones that rise Phoenix-like from this special Ride. If that sounds too much like jazz to you, rest assured it’s not. With the most cut in the collection, it’s also the most consistent and controlled. Big & Ugly is a collection of unique Ride cymbals from Sabian. They are big, dark, loose and dynamic but most importantly, they are fun to play. Although the collection contains cymbals that span multiple Sabian cymbal series, they are all united by their great complexity, versatility and distinctive appearance."

  • A very THIN 2316 grams. Ultra Dry. Amazing attack with a very quick decay and sustain. Great response. Super controlled. Fantastic stick definition - some of the best you will hear. 

  • Easily crashable. Plays like a very fast HUGE 22” Dry Crash when laid into.
  • And this would be an excellent choice for rivets if you're so inclined.

  • Opens up at just a whisper. Roars when crashed upon.  

  • Amazing shape. A gorgeous crashable Dry Dark Hand Hammered HHX 22” with a very quick decay. And no where near $600.