Drummers have learned to pay attention whenever jazz legend Jack DeJohnette collaborates on new cymbal designs with Sabian. His very first Signature ride was considered revolutionary when it was issued in the late ’80s, with its dull, unlathed surface and dry pingy sound. While it didn’t exactly unseat the top sellers of the day, it has subsequently inspired very similar designs throughout the cymbal field.
So here we go again. Meet the newest member of DeJohnette’s Sabian collection — the 21" Vault 3-Point Ride, which offers a dark, smoky tone with varying sound nuances across three distinct playing surfaces. Topped by a mini bell, the medium-thin, hand-hammered ride features an unlathed control ring around the center that produces tight, glassy sounds, while the lathed area between the ring and bell delivers drier tip sounds (or as Sabian calls it, “point”), and the area from the ring out to the edge produces a fuller, more open response.
Available in Natural or optional Brilliant Finish, the Vault 3-Point Ride is handcrafted and hammered from premium Sabian B20 bronze, and is quality protected by the Sabian Two-Year warranty.