What is a prototype cymbal? Back around 2012/13 I bought a Sabian 20" prototype mini bell cymbal off ebay. It is dry but does have a slight bit of wash and a nice crash. There is nothing on it that says if it is an HH, HHX, etc., what it is supposed to be such as ride, crash, etc. All it says is Sabian Prototype. It is a nice cymbal, but I don't have a clue about anything about it. It does make a nice left side ride for my Raw Bell Dry Ride.