SOLD Sabian 20” HH Light Ride Cymbal

Stpdrummer

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SOLD This is an awesome sounding Sabian 20” HH Light Ride cymbal. This is a fairly rare and discontinued model. Cymbal weight is 2244g. It’s in great shape with some very minor keyholing and some slight edge roughness that I’ve pictured. It’s drilled for 6 rivets ( 3 across from each other) but none are installed. The overall tone is dark and “woody” sounding. The bell is really nice. A great ride for jazz, blues, etc. Asking $165 +shipping.
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Nice! These early HH Light Rides are fantastic, I have one in the same weight range and you'd be hard pressed to tell it apart from an EAK of the same weight. GLWS!
 

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My gear-buying days are done for the forseeable future but this looks like a beautiful cymbal that I'd normally be very interested in. Good luck with your sale!
 

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I have the same cymbal, but designated as a "medium" at 2390grams. I bought it new sometime in the 1990s, and it was the first hand-hammered cymbal I bought. What an eye-opener!

Without doubt, it is probably the nicest ride cymbal I've ever owned. I installed four rivets in mine, and it works for everything but the loudest, brashest rock and roll. The crash sound is a lovely, broad wash that dies away quickly, and the ping is simply wonderfully clear and defined. It has a great bell sound, too, but you have to get very intimate with the cymbal to coax it out at its best.

The bass player in our band absolutely loves it, and it's not uncommon when we perform to see him looking at that Sabian and smiling when I play it. He has no hesitation in calling it the "best ride cymbal in the world." I wouldn't go quite that far, but it really is a keeper.

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Thanks guys. It’s a nice cymbal for sure. A very versatile sound from jazz to pop.
 

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I’d say that mine is darker sounding and a little drier/heavier. Here is a crappy video I took with my iPhone:

 


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