From the manufacturer
Versatility and Heritage
AA and HH. They were the pillars SABIAN were built upon. Taking traditional old-world design and making it accessible to players from all walks of life. To do that, you need a cymbal that can blend in any circumstance. The cymbal you can pull out of your bag for any gig. Using those old world concepts, and blending them with the innovative designs, profiles, and techinques of our own Artisans, AA offers a wide varierty of cymbals to fit the needs of the modern gigging drummer
- Holy Chinas and Effects
Tight and focused, AA’s classic design gives drummers total control of their dynamic range.
Loud. Vintage. Bright.
Crafted from pure SABIAN B20 Bronze, AA was where it all began; the foundation on what has driven innovation. Versatile and musical, these cymbals were designed to blend in open settings. Strong, cutting and intense – ideal for high-volume performance. Classically thin, traditionally lathed, AA delivers a rich and even response, with dynamics dictated with the drummer’s intensity in mind.
- Traditional Lathing
- Thin, Crisp, Clear
- Bright and Responsive
- Powerful response, yet easily controlled
- Vintage Sound
Sabian AA Series Highlights:
SABIAN Cast B20 Alloy
Crafted from a centuries-old recipe, pure SABIAN B20 Bronze is the pinnacle of casting material as it pertains to cymbal crafting. It’s precise formula of Bronze, Tin, and Silver provides a wide range of frequency, making it easily the most musical casting produced.
Traditional Lathing / Natural and Brilliant Finish Options
Choose between a highly polished, brilliant finish for a glassy shimmer, or a traditional finish for a warmer, stickier tone. Traditional lathing offers controlled responsiveness that opens as you dig in.
All Popular Sizes Available
From cutting Rock Hats, to trashy ,white-noise Sick Hats, AA offers versatility in all categories. Raw Bell Crashes, Apollo, and Bash Rides round out a family that features cutting edge effects, bright polished tone, and traditional design
AA Available Sizes:
Designed for RHCP drummer Chad Smith, the 17″ AA Holy China is a monster of loudness and cut, the loudest cymbal on the SABIAN roster! The Holy China is not for the faint of heart. The combination of 51 holes in the 19″ model, large raw bell, high profile and wide lip creates a unique and explosive package. SABIAN AA cymbals are all about classic sounds. Rock. Funk. Jazz. Blues. It’s about tradition, about what made history. And it’s about making history again. Bright, explosive energy, the vintage bright sound for today.