BeatIt at NAMM Show 2017: Sabian Cymbals Booth
NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. This concerns all musical instruments imaginable (which obviously includes the drums), PA systems, microphones, software or services, which obviously includes the drums. Each year in January, the immense Anaheim Convention Center becomes home to thousands of exhibitors operating in every branch of the music industry and tens of thousands visitors. It was exactly the case this year as well.
Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the greats of the drumming business (SABIAN, Zildjian, Paiste, Meinl, Pearl, Tama, DW, Yamaha, Roland, Sonor, Gretsch), all those whose merits are unquestionable and who count in this business (Istanbul Agop, Istanbul Mehmet, Craviotto, Mapex, Dixon) and those who work hard in order to achieve such a status (Canada’s Headhunters, for example) attended NAMM 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Benny Greb, Mike Johnston, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson, Daru Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Mikkey Dee, Gergo Borlai, Rick Latham and Vinny Appice. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
New cymbals from Sabian
Also, the leading cymbal manufacturer from Canada has prepared quite a lot of new products for this year. In just a few short seconds, a SABIAN representative is going to present to you all that is worthy of your attention in the company’s latest offer. Here are the following cymbals: two Artisan Elite ones (20″ and 22″), two hi hats from the same series (14″ and 16″), two Artisan Light hi hats (14″ i 15″), an addition to the HHX Evolution family (a 19-inch crash and a 21-inch ride), the new B8X Ballistic Crash sized 16″ and 18″, the AAX Aero Splash (8″, 10″ and 12″), the small version of the AA Holy China (8″, 10″ and 12″) and the very interesting XSR Fast Stax stack (comprised of a 16-inch XSR china and a 13-inch X-Celerator Crash).
Drummers and Drummerettes! Especially for you! Straight from NAMM Show 2017, all that’s new in the SABIAN catalogue this year!