Sabian Cymbal Refresh

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I have used this service a couple times now and no issues whatsoever.
I recently picked up a Sabian Artisan 20" Light ride used from EBay. The cymbal had no structural issues but it is a tad too washy and dirty.
I reached out to Sabian and discussed what I wanted to hear from the cymbal. The Sabian Agent suggested a Sound Control Flange be applied , and I also asked for it to be polished to a brilliant finish as well . The reasoning being that this would tighten up the sound and enhance the stick definition. I should have the cymbal back this week or next.

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I will post after pics when it gets returned.

Note the $40 price includes return shipping !
 

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I have used their "sound matching" service to approximate an old cymbal I had cracked. I emailed them what I wanted, and they sent back a cymbal marked "Prototype" with the qualities I asked for. Awesome service from these guys!



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Sabian goes above and beyond with these kinds of services. I can't imagine that they make much/any money off of it, but they probably get a great deal of loyalty.

I have cymbals from five different companies, but if I could only choose via customer service, I'd go with Sabian without question.
 
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The cymbal I sent in for modifications just came back today and pics are posted above .
Stick it a more pronounced and the brilliant finish mellowed out the highs a bit . So all in all a successful exercise
 

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Just sent off one of my own. Have a salsero ride that sounds great but I wanted it to open up a bit more and be a tidbit more glassy. I'll follow up when it's back.
 

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I had them do a significant weight change on a pair of 18” prototype compression hats and they came back looking brand new and exactly how I wanted.
 

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I wonder how far is reasonable to take a cymbal down. I got a 3000g 22" ride and wondering how low it can go before it'd be better to convert it into cash first, then back into bronze.
 

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Its a great program, used it 3 times now. But I wouldn't take more than 10% of weight off, so for your ride no lower than 2600 or 2700 g.
 

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The cymbal I sent in for modifications just came back today and pics are posted above .
Stick it a more pronounced and the brilliant finish mellowed out the highs a bit . So all in all a successful exercise
I missed this the first time around Rick, that looks great. And I bet it’s a total one of a kind cymbal now too!
 

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I had no idea Sabian did this type of service. I have an old HH China that I sent to another cymbal smith to take some weight off. Although the end result was good, I would have rather have sent it back to Sabian.
 

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I've been considering doing this to a 21" 2nd-gen Sabian HH ride--the top logos are gone so I don't know what model it actually was, but it's about 3150 grams and plays just a hair heavy, though I dig the tone. I wonder what they would put (or I should ask them to put) as a label on the top?
 
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I've been considering doing this to a 21" 2nd-gen Sabian HH ride--the top logos are gone so I don't know what model it actually was, but it's about 3150 grams and plays just a hair heavy, though I dig the tone. I wonder what they would put (or I should ask them to put) as a label on the top?

They would do any style label you want .
 

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They would do any style label you want .
I am considering sending them a heavy Rock Crash and having them lathe it down. I was wondering about the labeling too, wouldn't want it to say Rock Crash. But then I suppose they don't have to do any labeling do they? I don't even know what I would want it to say.
 

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