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RARE ED THIGPEN GLOWING Sabian 18” CRYSTAL THIN Ride Sizzle 1288 g Sound Control

Original price $439.99 - Original price $439.99
Original price
$439.99 - $439.99
Current price $439.99
  • I’ve only seen a handful of these in the last 25 years and this is the only 18” Sizzle I’ve seen and it has all 6 rivets like it’s 1955:

  •  The Rare Sabian Signature ED THIGPEN CRYSTAL THIN RIDE and in a Brilliant Finish.   You can’t get this one anymore.  And the Custom shop has closed. 

  • And it is indeed a Hand Hammered Sound Control. It’s 25 years old too. A gorgeous, extremely rare cymbal that’s as classy sounding as its namesake - a master of the instrument!

  • This Brilliant Finish 18” Signature has a great, rounded over bell, especially for a thin 18”, and HH styled Sound Control Flanged Edge.

  • And this particular 18” has a glowing, very warm wash with a glassy Brilliant Finish shimmer. 

  • As the name suggests, the weight is a THIN 1288 grams making it very responsive with brushes and very crashable. 
  • What I dig about this Rare 18” is that it has a great stick attack for a thinner cymbal that is followed by a super warm, glowing, DARK, VERY MELLOW, HAND HAMMERED wash. And the overall vibe is fairly controlled, compliments of that FLANGED Sound Control edge. 

  • As nice a mellow Crash or Left Side Crash Ride as you will find. 

  • As you can see the bell measures a generous 5.5" and is solid and perfect for "the latin thing."

  • Very Mellow. Sizzling subtle attack. Medium Low in pitch. Controlled overtones. Great definition on top but not dead or overly dry.

  • All six rivets supply a golden, old school shimmer. 

  • This 18” makes a terrific smaller main ride OR an amazing Left Side Crash Ride Sizzle. 

  • No issues. Very strong logos. Aged with a light, golden patina.

  • As versatile as the man who inspired it.  Nearly impossible to find.