Sabian Takes Over U.S. Distribution
...for the company is that Sabian is now distributing its own products within the U.S., reversing a previous announcement that its U.S. distribution would be handled by Drum Workshop. In addressing the group, the CEO evoked the memory of his father Robert Zildjian, the company’s founder, saying, “His vision and values are stamped everywhere” on the company. “Through these fast-changing times, his essence and personality will guide us.”
New Sabian products for 2015 include Sabian’s new Big & Ugly Collection of cymbals, comprising ten cymbals representing six models from four series. Their unifying sonic qualities were described as “dark, dry, low-pitched, shimmering, and complex--and they never compete with our core models.”
Sabian’s new B8X Series, replacing the popular B8 Series, have modified profiles, X hammering, hammered bells, and improved “silent salesman” packaging. B8X cymbals will be offered at the same prices as their comparable B8 models.
New products in the Gon Bops percussion line include the ultra-thin and portable El Flaco Cajon and the Commuter Cajon, a fully collapsible full-sized instrument that can be disassembled or assembled in about a minute, as well as a new series of tambourines and the newly reintroduced California Series congas, now made in Sabian’s native Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada.
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