NAMM 2015 – Sabian Hand-Hammering Demonstration With Master Craftsman Charlie Brown


Here is an up-close and personal demonstration of the hand-hammering process, demonstrated by Sabian Master Craftsman, Charlie Brown. You can now see why every cymbal is totally unique, and the amount of time, energy, and love that goes into making each and every one of these cymbals.

Sabian unveiled the Big and Ugly Ride cymbals at Winter NAMM 2015. These powerful cymbals produce a big, dark, dry, organic and almost imperfect sound, as each one is totally unique due to the “one at a time” manufacturing process. The Big & Ugly collection includes the following cymbal models: the King Ride, Nova Ride, Pandora Ride, Phoenix Ride, Apollo Ride, and Monarch Ride cymbals. These new releases from Sabian will surely add a new “dark side” to any drum kit.


We will be posting a video demo of all the new cymbals in the coming days, so please do check back. You can also learn more here:

The background music in this video is Tony Levin (King Crimson), and his Brother Pete Levin, from a performance we captured the same day the video was recorded. For more information on the Levin Brothers, please visit their website here:

As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd – 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.