Sabian is a Canadian and Armenian cymbal manufacturing company established in 1981 in Meductic, New Brunswick, where it is still headquartered. Sabian is considered one of the big four manufacturers of cymbals, along with Zildjian, Meinl and Paiste.

Sabian Cymbals was founded in 1981, by Robert Zildjian, when he had a conflict with his brother Armand after he was not chosen to be the main CEO and successor of Avedis Zildjian. Robert opened Sabian in the small eastern Canadian village of Meductic, New Brunswick. The name ‘Sabian’ comes from the first two letters of the names of Robert’s three children (Sally, Billy, and Andy).

In 1982, Sabian introduced the Automatic Anvil (AA) and the Hand Hammered (HH) lines, producing 45,000 cymbals in the first year.

In 1989, Sabian produced its first signature artist cymbals, the Jack DeJohnette ride/hi-hats, and the Carmine Appice Silver Nickel Chinese. Eight years later, due to rising demand, a larger plant was opened in Meductic.

Sabian introduced the HHX series in 2001 which brought in the Manhattan’s darker hammering techniques.  In 2011, with the help of Jojo Mayer, Sabian produced the OMNI series, which was the product of years of research and development.

Sabian cymbals are still made in New Brunswick. Robert’s son Andy is the most recent president of Sabian. In January 2015, the company announced the acquisition of US cymbal manufacturer, Crescent Cymbals, moving all its production to Sabian’s factory in Canada, subsequently incorporating Crescent into its list of brands.

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Sabian SBr First-Pack

$162.99
Sabian SBr First Pack SBR5001 Pure brass cymbals with a great look and sound. 13″ Hats, 16″ Crash
  • Focused
  • Bright
  • Brass

Sabian Big&Ugly 24″ AA Apollo – Ride 24″

$399.99
BIG&UGLY 24" AA APOLLO   Catalog Id 22480A Versatility, versatility, versatility. Hit it hard for a modern sound, or play it with dynamics for controlled stick and sublime shimmer. Apollo was the God of Music and Poetry - this cymbal delivers both.

Sabian 21″ HHX Raw bell dry ride

$449.99
A classic SABIAN design, the RBDR puts out crisp sticking wherever your stick lands, from bow to unlathed bell. A hot, dark, simmering sound for all styles.

Sabian HHX X-plosion crash 16″

$299.99
Simmering, dark tones boosted by explosive power deliver a toneful explosion.

Sabian HHX Stage Ride 20″

$374.99
Simmering tone, crisp stroke responses, controlled spread, with raw, hammered bell. Style : Modern Sound : Modern Dark Metal : B20 Bronze Finish : Natural Weight : Medium

Sabian 20″ Vault Artisan Crash Cymbal A2006

$564.99
Fast, dark and dirty, the Artisan Crash ‘opens up’ with a musically rich, complex texture of traditional tone. Style Creative Sound Creative Metal B20 Pitch Varies by model (Vault) Finish Natural Weight Thin/Extra-Thin

Sabian AAX 22” OMNI

$384.99
OMNI is a revolutionary new cymbal. Developed with seminal 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. OMNI is a brand new kind of cymbal. Not a crash, not a ride, it is simply OMNI - and it's just the kind of innovation you've come to expect from the Artisans in the SABIAN VAULT. Style: Modern Metal: Sabian B20 Bronze Sound: Modern Bright Finish: Brilliant bell, Natural edge Weight: Medium Bell, Extra Thin Edge

Sabian SBr 2-Pack

$188.99
Sabian SBr 2-Pack SBR5002 Pure brass cymbals with a great look and sound. 14" Hats, 18" Crash Ride

Sabian AAX X-Plosion Crash 19″

$299.99
Bursting with bright, explosive attack, this model delivers penetrating definition with total presence and power.

Sabian AAX X-Plosion Crash 17″

$259.99
Bursting with bright, explosive attack, this model delivers penetrating definition with total presence and power.

Sabian AAX Chinese 18″

$289.99
Bright, biting response is big, trashy, and brash.

Sabian AAX Studio Crash 16″

$199.99
Thin design and small bell for quick response, tonally full, glassy, and shimmering accents.

Sabian AAX X-Plosion Crash 18″

$274.99
Bursting with bright, explosive attack, this model delivers penetrating definition with total presence and power.

Sabian AAX Splash 12″

$164.99
Extremely fast and very bright, with strong penetrating cut.

Sabian AAX Splash 10″

$139.99
Extremely fast and very bright, with strong penetrating cut.

Sabian AAX O-Zone Splash 10″

$154.99
With its multi-hole design accelerating its response rate, this small model sounds bright and airy, with a degree of agitation making it a unique effect.

Sabian HHX Effects Pack 18″

$419.99
10" Splash, 18" Chinese, Free DVD and Towel.

Sabian HHX Groove Ride 21″

$449.99
A funky blend of definition and tone in a cymbal with simmering sound and feel.

Sabian HHX Evolution Ride 20″

$414.99
Crisp attack and warm undertones combine in a shimmering ride with crash capability.

Sabian HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 18″

$369.99
Perforated by 2" holes, this innovative crash delivers raw, dark and dirty bite.

Sabian HHX Evolution Crash 16″

$299.99
The warm, explosive response is fast and shimmering, for increased cut and projection.

Sabian HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 16″

$314.99
Perforated by 2" holes, this innovative crash delivers raw, dark and dirty bite.

Sabian HHX Evolution Hats 14″

$499.99
With its touch-sensitive response, this pairing delivers a glassy, shimmering response, and projects even the busiest sticking with crisp clarity.

Sabian HHX Evolution Splash 12″

$189.99
Highly responsive model has bright, fast and penetrating projection.

Sabian HHX Evolution Splash 10″

$164.99
Highly responsive model has bright, fast and penetrating projection.