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Sabian Artisan Elite Hats

Artisan Elite are the latest cymbals from Sabian to deliver on the Artisan promise.


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Discounted Price $499.77 to $774.99
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Skillfully handcrafted at every step using elements of cymbal-making even the most traditional cymbal companies have abandoned, Artisan Elite Hats take Artisan deeper, darker, dirtier. Tonally, drummers would not be far off the mark to consider Elite the “black sheep” of the Artisan family. Extensive multi-peen, high-density hammering is one of the factors that contribute to the Elite sound, resulting in tone that is lower-pitched and drier than other Artisan cymbals. The unique lathing also results in a very solid foot and contributes to the added complexity of Elite hats. However, with their traditional Artisan cup and weight (Medium-light top over a Medium-heavy bottom) Artisan Elite hats remain versatile and remain a great choice for more mainstream sounds. Artisan Elite Hats also differ from other Artisan cymbals in appearance. With unlathed traces of surface revealing tin oxide and other imperfections, this is a pair of Hats that will appeal to players who like their cymbals not so shiny and blemish-free. It’s a look that’s very well-coordinated with the sound. Sabian Artisan cymbals have always been masterpieces, pushing forward the art of cymbal making while delivering old-world sound.

  • Darker, lower-pitched and drier than regular Artisan Hats
  • More traditional Artisan cup, profile and weight deliver more control for more mainstream sounds
  • Unique lathing delivers mix of open tone and dry articulation
  • The darker side of the Artisan family!

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Perfect for CCM!


Love these 16" Hats!! Use these on Sundays for mostly CCM style music. Incredibly dark and dry with some trash if you bash them. Blends extremely well and has a great chick/closed hat. I definitely recommend these big boys and could easily see myself playing R&B, Pop, and possibly Gospel with them. Great for Jazz music as well, I probably wouldn't recommend for any style of Rock music though.



Artisan Elite Hats

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Cymbal Type Hi-Hat
Cymbal Material B20
Cymbal Timbre Dark
Cymbal Finish Traditional
Cymbal Weight Medium Top/Medium Heavy Bottom
Series Artisan Series
Warranty Info:

All Sabian B8, B8X, XSR, FRX, QuietTone, AA, AAX, HH, HHX, Artisan and Paragon cymbal series are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 2 years from original date of purchase. SABIAN SBr cymbals are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 year from original date of purchase. Sabian SR2 cymbals are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 90 days from original date of purchase.

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