OMNI is a revolutionary new cymbal. Developed with seminal fusion and drum and bass drummer Jojo Mayer, the vision for OMNI was to create a cymbal with outstanding sonic contrast both when played on i... Read More
OMNI is a revolutionary new cymbal. Developed with seminal fusion and drum and bass drummer Jojo Mayer, the vision for OMNI was to create a cymbal with outstanding sonic contrast both when played on its own or with other cymbals.
This dark-toned, crashable ride offers the ultimate balance of bright stick definition, pure tone, and a controllable amount of wash make this a highly effective and versatile model. This cymbal offers a medium-weight bell and bow, with an extra-thin edge. The hammered, natural center and brilliant edge finishes offer a pleasing visual contrast.
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Comments about Sabian HHX OMNI Ride Cymbal:
This cymbal is great - I bought it to try out for a purpose I did not expect it to deliver on, but it did! Playing the bow gives a nice dark sound, very good for any latin or jazz playing but also with very good stick definition. The bell penetrates just enough to accent the note, but is not piercing or overly loud. Playing the outer lathed edge as you would a ride cymbal produces a myriad of possible tones - the further out to the edge you get, the more undertones you get(as with most rides) but there is a sweet spot about 2/3 out(just before the final "curve" in the profile) that produces an extremely sizzly, shimmering tone reminiscent of that "classic jazz" sounding ride. This particular tone can be used in a number of different situations, and in mine it's used for some quiet, chill funk. I was not expecting to get this sound out of this cymbal but was pleasantly surprised! On top of that, you can crash on the edge to get a very clear crash tone that gets right out of the way again if you want to continue with ride thereafter. Since the cymbal is hand hammered, it is a bit quieter even in the crash than any of the AA or AAX series, but anyone using this cymbal will appreciate it's ability to stay quiet while still giving a full range of tone. Because of it's ability to crash so well, I actually ended up retiring my 18" crash as I no longer needed it and it just cluttered up the set. I highly recommend this cymbal to anyone looking for a very versatile cymbal, or just some great ride tones. The only thing I would say this cymbal can't do is plain old rock, as the tone just doesn't quite fit with that style(get yourself an AA or AAX for that).