Sabian Arena 22” Amazon Deal!

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Actually, I have to say, pleasantly surprised by this one. This was posted on the Amazon Deals thread last week, so I took a flyer on it… for $123 all in how could I not?!

22” Sabian AAX Arena Heavy… from what I gather it’s one half of a marching band set. Well, it showed up today, packaged ever so lovingly by Amazon in a box roughly twice it’s size and with no padding whatsoever… wild! But, no damage at all thankfully. I unboxed it and put it up on the stand and, wow, works pretty good as a ride! It weighs in at 3750gr, bright ping as you would expect, a pleasantly mild wash, and surprisingly, not too far off my 22” K Ride in tone… weirdly enough. The bell will take your head off but otherwise it’s a pretty nice pingy rock ride.

But, since I’m never able to leave well enough alone, I think I’ll take the suggestion of another DFO brother and send it off to Heather Stine for some fun reworking… cut down the weight a bit, darken it up, make something unique.
At any rate, just wanted to post up my findings…

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Check out this awesome Amazon packing job!

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As a Paiste guy, that REALLY looks like the same hammer they use on a 2002.

How interesting, though I imagine there aren't that many places to buy industrial anvils and hammer faces.

I'm sure Heather can work some magic on that - sure as heck has enough beef to choose where the weight will live.
 

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Actually, I have to say, pleasantly surprised by this one. This was posted on the Amazon Deals thread last week, so I took a flyer on it… for $123 all in how could I not?!

22” Sabian AAX Arena Heavy… from what I gather it’s one half of a marching band set. Well, it showed up today, packaged ever so lovingly by Amazon in a box roughly twice it’s size and with no padding whatsoever… wild! But, no damage at all thankfully. I unboxed it and put it up on the stand and, wow, works pretty good as a ride! It weighs in at 3750gr, bright ping as you would expect, a pleasantly mild wash, and surprisingly, not too far off my 22” K Ride in tone… weirdly enough. The bell will take your head off but otherwise it’s a pretty nice pingy rock ride.

But, since I’m never able to leave well enough alone, I think I’ll take the suggestion of another DFO brother and send it off to Heather Stine for some fun reworking… cut down the weight a bit, darken it up, make something unique.
At any rate, just wanted to post up my findings…

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Check out this awesome Amazon packing job!

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Looks great, can you post a video of it?
 


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