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Sabian Chopper
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Designed to play accents and rhythms with a big, raw sound.

The Chopper is an innovative multi-application percussion effect that delivers quick, tightly focused white noise accents and rhythms. Comprised of three bronze discs--two of which are cut into propeller-like shapes--riveted loosely together, the Chopper is a totally unique playing experience for drummers and percussionist. When played, the three discs agitate each other and produce a distinctive raw sound.

The Chopper looks simple but is a very complex instrument designed to play accents and rhythms with equal effect. It does this through a combination of etched surfaces and a special die-cut design that lets the three discs vibrate and agitate together; creating the short burst of white noise that makes the Chopper so special.

Already the choice of Mike Portnoy, Will Calhoun, and Rodney Howard, the Chopper fits comfortably on stands in any drum or percussion set-up. A Chopper can also add a distinctly different flavor when used in place of an X-hat, or laid on a snare drum to create a funky techno-type slap. The Chopper is quality protected by the one-year Sabian warranty.

Sabian Chopper

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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  • versitile effects cymbal

    As reviewed by prog-man on 1/14/2009

    i recently got the 10 inch chopper and i absolutely love it! the sounds you can get from it are unlimited. if you tighten the felt holding it down, the sound gets shorter and more chopped off, and if you loosen it you get a great "SHH!" sound. laying it on your snare yields a cool effect too. if you hit the head off of the chopper, you get a kind of marching snare meets electronic snare noise. overall its a great cymball.

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  • If ur looking for a real flat metal trashcan sound then look no further

    As reviewed by Blake on 6/20/2011

    Ive been playing drums from 14 years and usually love sabian products....with that said though this cymbal is not very good at all...Rather then being a bright trashy sound its extremely flat and cannot cut through at all. It is extremely hard to place around the kit as well, because it is extremely heavy and will have no bounce back as other cymbals do. I do not recommend this product to any other players other then death metal drummers.

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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  • Very Unique

    As reviewed by Adam on 5/17/2011

    This item is a very unique cymbal that can be used for many versatile fill combinations as well as a traditional type cymbal. I purchased the 10 inch chopper while looking through splash cymbals at my local GC. I wasn't sure what it was really supposed to do, but once I got it home I don't know how I could have overlooked such a fun item so many times. If you have the extra cash and know how to infuse your music with more than just the traditional 4/4 rock beat this item can be a lot of fun.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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