SABIAN INTRODUCES HHX ANTHOLOGY
Meductic, NB: SABIAN Ltd announce a new collection of cymbal designs added to their world famous HHX series of professional cymbals. HHX Anthology is a creative collaboration between the Master Artisans at SABIAN and world-renowned drummer and musician, Jojo Mayer.
Developed over three years, Anthology have been created to be the most versatile cymbals SABIAN has ever offered. They are simplicity refined, designed to enhance every drummer’s capability in tackling the most musical styles and situations. Traditional labels of ride and crash do not apply to Anthology as they possess all of those qualities and more: it will be the player who designates the purpose of Anthology.
Jojo Mayer says, “Anthology is a return to essence. A re-orientation towards new possibilities and thinking. An instrument that transcends labels and inspires individual expression.”
Features and benefits include:
Always ‘there’ stick sound
Extended dynamic range of crash and sustain
Controllable wash with beautiful shimmering sound
Sounds and playability applicable to more musical styles and acoustic scenarios than ever before.
Anthology comes in two versions: Low Bell & High Bell, both offered in 22”, 18” and 14” hi-hat sizes.
The Low Bell adds more control to the cymbal, which leans toward a traditional, sensitive and elegant sound. The High Bell boosts the amplitude of a cymbal which leans to a contemporary, bold and projecting sound.
To ensure these instruments make a highly unique and personal musical statement, each cymbal’s weight is measured and inscribed inside the bell by the cymbal smith.
SABIAN’s Director of Research and Development, Mark Love, says, “Developing Anthology with Jojo Mayer was an intense collaboration. Jojo always amazes us, both with his forward modern thinking and his incredible drumming style and technique. Anthology required new technology combined with traditional techniques to form a modern instrument that needs no explanation. These cymbals are exciting and fun to play and invite the player to explore, offering something for everyone.”
SABIAN HHX Anthology models are shipping now.
114XAHN 14″ HHX ANTHOLOGY HIGH BELL HATS
114XALN 14″ HHX ANTHOLOGY LOW BELL HATS
118XAHN 18″ HHX ANTHOLOGY HIGH BELL
118XALN 18″ HHX ANTHOLOGY LOW BELL
122XAHN 22″ HHX ANTHOLOGY HIGH BELL
122XALN 22″ HHX ANTHOLOGY LOW BELL