The sound gnomes at Sabian (http://www.sabian.com) have introduced the Vault Crossover Ride, an all-new 21-inch versatile cymbal featuring a modern jazz design that is intended to be responsive yet controllable. Combining vintage darkness and modern response concepts, the Crossover Ride is a medium-thin model with a medium-size bell, plus lathing and hammering combinations on its top and bottom surfaces, according to Mark Love, SABIAN’s master product specialist.
"The Crossover Ride is great for versatility without compromise,” Love said. “The tone is warm, semi-dark and very musical, while the ability to ride and crash with total stick articulation means even the most complex sticking patterns can be played – and heard – at all times. The single-line lathing on its top surface gives this model a look that hints at its sound: darkness and brightness combined to create a rich tonal color in a cymbal one can ride, accent, and crash in virtually any style of music. Partial lathing on the top ensures increased articulation, while lathing the outer perimeter of the bottom allows the cymbal to ‘open up’, for increased crash capability.”
The Crossover Ride is made of B20 Bronze and is available in Natural Finish only. It carries a two-year warranty.