It’s time that drummers start making the calls around here! Sabian will be allowing them to do just that with Player’s Choice, a forum that allows drummers from around the world to choose the company’s 2012 product offering.
Here’s how it works: Vault artisans from Sabian have been asked to develop a list of 12 new cymbal models — rides, crashes, hats, effects and more. The cymbals will be shipped to a studio in California, where the group of top Sabian endorsers — including Mike Portnoy, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, Dave Elitch and Stefanie Eulinberg — will be filmed playing the cymbals in all styles and genres. Viewers will be able to watch the videos online and vote to eliminate one cymbal each week, for 8 weeks. At the end of the 8 weeks, the top 4 cymbals will be announced as Sabian’s new product offering at the annual NAMM show.
The voting begins October 17, 2011 at www.CymbalVOTE.com. Drummers can register to watch top drummers talk about and play the cymbal models, and then vote for their favorites.