Once a creative playground for cymbal designers and drummers alike, Sabian’s Vault Series was a catch-all of cymbal types that, in the end, “grew too big,” according to company president Andy Zildjian.
So while Sabian has locked the Vault, that doesn’t mean the wealth of cool ideas have gone away forever. Instead, they have been integrated into the company’s longstanding AAX, HHX, AA, and HH series. Such is the case with the newly rechristened AAX V-Crashes, a B20 bronze cymbal line available in 16”—20” sizes.
Sabian describes these crashes as bright, high-pitched, and very cutting cymbals that are medium to loud in volume and available in Brilliant Finish. “They’re thin — but they don’t play thin,” says the Sabian Vault’s Mark Love. “A high-profile and pinpoint lathing make them more robust than many other thin models — there’s a tension in the metal you can definitely feel.”
Well, you can find out for yourself this coming September and October, when Sabian plans to run a special V-Crash offer. Let us know what you think!