Item # 445652 | Customer Ratings: ( 5 Based on 12 reviews)

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Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal
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A brighter sounding version of Sabian's best-selling cymbal.

Topped with a solid, raw bell, the versatile Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal delivers strong, dry stick articulation with a touch of tone at every volume.

The Sabian AA Raw-Bell Dry Ride taps into the bright, classic sounds of the award-winning cymbal company's traditional AA series. Topped by a raw, unlathed bell, this medium-heavy model is designed to deliver strong, dry stick articulation with a touch of tone at every volume. The raw bell responds with a bright, extremely solid note, while strokes across the bow area are consistently strong and cutting. A powerful cymbal by design, the Sabian Raw-Bell Dry Ride Cymbal delivers solid sticking, but with a tonal quality that makes this a surprisingly musical and versatile 'dry' design.

Commented Sabian product specialist Mark Love: "The innovative Raw-Bell design proved so popular in our Hand Hammered series (it's the choice of Phil Collins, Jose Pasillas and Geoff Dugmore amongst many others) that there was a huge demand for the same model only with a brighter, more cutting sound. This AA version has traditional wide-blade lathing circling its solid, raw-bell, so wherever a stick lands the sound is always defined, powerful and clear on every stroke. The AA Raw-Bell Dry Ride cymbal has that power and definition to deliver a kick of energy."

The bright, traditional sound of a Sabian AA cymbal offers a distinct contrast to the darker, traditional sound of the Hand Hammered series. Starting with B20 bronze multi-rolled and processed for maximum durability before being shaped to a high profile under 75 tons of hydraulic pressure and machine hammered for a tonal consistency, Sabian AA cymbals are energized, bright, and musical. A versatile series with some very specialized models, Sabian AA is ideal for any music requiring bright tonal presence, power and cut.

The Sabian AA Raw-Bell Dry Ride cymbal is crafted from Sabian B20 'cast' bronze, the world's most musical and durable cymbal metal. Available in Natural and Brilliant Finish, it is - like all Sabian AA cymbals - quality-protected by the One-Year Warranty.

Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal Features:

  • 22"
    Style: vintage
    Sound: bright
    Finish: natural
    Pitch: mid to high

Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal

North American Warranty Sabian cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase on all Sabian series except Solar by Sabian which has a 6 month warranty period If after inspection by Sabian personnel it is determined that the cymbal failed under normal use, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge. To obtain warranty service, ship the cymbals prepaid along with a copy of the dated proof of purchase to the following; In the USA. Sabian Inc, 100 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA. 02050 Please call 1-800-81-SABIAN and request an RA # Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and return shipping. The above pertains to Sabian cymbals purchased in North America. As warranty laws vary from country to country, you will need to check with the dealer where you purchased the cymbal for warranty details in any country outside North America, as the warranty is administered by the Sabian distributor in the respective country. Warranty replacements for cymbals purchased in Canada and the USA can not be shipped outside the USA and Canada.

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  • Love at first sound!

    As reviewed by Brian on 10/4/2009

    I was at a local GC store when I came across this cymbal. I had been eyeing an HH RBDR that was on a stand for months. I wanted a similar cymbal to it but a bit brighter and cutting ... Voila, The AA RBDR was it . It had the right amount of ping, shimmer and wash to suit me in every situation. Just by choosing the right stick and (wood) bead types I can change the sound from a brighter tone to a more darker one. It can be played sofly but faster as in fast jazz patterns and fit right in with no obtrusive buildup of wash, but when the next tune calls for rock, it delivers no problem. Theres are a variety of sounds from different areas of this cymbal-higher pitched and more penetrating near the bell, just about ideal right in the middle and shimmery and a little dark near the edge for softer blues songs. I use the shank of the stick to bang out cymbal "barks" like small crashes during a build up in a tune. Oh yeah, the bell, you have to be careful with it or you may loose your hearing! I feel it adequate to just hit it with the bead of the stick most of the time, if you use the shank it sounds like your ear is next to a fire bell. Its not really a crashable cymbal but you can crash on it -it gives out a deep gongy sound- but I don't need it to be since I place an 18"" K crash right next it slightly overlapping it. Enjoy!

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    As reviewed by DrumMan420 on 8/10/2007

    This cymbal will not disappoint you. This cymbal is a great mixture of warmth, stick definition, and a nice, and i mean a REALLY nice bell. Whatever kind of music you play, from hardcore metal to light country, this cymbal will be your best friend on your set. And, for only a $239 price, you get ALOT more than what you pay for. I would recommend this cymbal to everyone who plays drums.

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  • Amazing

    As reviewed by Keenan on 4/10/2007

    I have had this cymbal for about 6 months, and it's amazing. It is by far the best ride i've ever played on. It is great for heavier stuff mainly, but I have also used it for pop/punk type music, and it's good for that too. Also, it has a great bell.

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