Sabian Launches Cymbal Vote 2014

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Sabian AA Sick Hats. One of the 12 new models in the Cymbal Vote 2014 contest.

For the third consecutive year, Sabian is asking drummers around the world to help decide which new models the cymbal-maker will release in 2014 – and once again, drummers around the world get a chance to play them before voting.

Multiple sets of 12 new cymbal models developed by the creative SABIAN Vault team have been shipped to drum shops around the world, allowing drummers to play before they vote. At many events, Sabian artists will be on location to perform with the latest dozen models.

For those who can’t get out to play the cymbals, the Cymbal Vote website features video of SABIAN artists playing and discussing the 12 cymbals. Top players like Mike Portnoy, Chad Smith, and Todd Sucherman will take the cymbals for a test-drive, and will make their opinions heard.

The Cymbal Vote concept is simple: a dozen new cymbal models are developed by the SABIAN Vault team so that drummers around the world can vote daily for their favourites − until a final four are left standing. Those four are officially announced as SABIAN’s 2014 product offering at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA in January.

For a complete listing of Cymbal Vote events worldwide, and descriptions and video of all 12 new cymbal models, visit