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Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride - 21"

Bright, explosive energy, the vintage bright sound for today.


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SKU: S22172XXX

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Topped with a solid, raw bell, the Sabian 21" AA Raw Bell Ride in Natural Finish is a versatile model that delivers strong, dry stick articulation with a touch of tone at all volumes. 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.

  • Solid, raw bell delivers tone at all volumes
  • Strong, dry stick articulation
  • A popular, versatile model
  • Protected by Sabian Two-Year Warranty

Get your Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • AA Raw Bell Dry Ride

Blazing Beauty


I'm a sucker for Ride cymbals just ask my local Sam Ash Dealer.What caught my eye on this one was the black bell.So I decided to sit down and give it a spin.Wow!this Ride covers everything! The bow ,bell & the looks.I tried practicing all apps. and it really showed up for the challenge.So as I blazed through Rock,Metal & Big Swing practice it added it's own fire to the flame.This ride is one of a kind; and I mean by that is that it can adapted to any situation. 5 stars for me.

The Baldblaster



Perfect - Cutting, Clear, Great tone


The Sabian 21" AA Raw Bell Dry Ride is a medium-heavy weight, allowing for a nice controlled wash that dosen't overpower the ride when playing, but creates just enough sustain to give the area around the drums a nice, warm foundation. Although it is a natural finish, the ping is bright and clear, but can also be made a little darker with wood sticks. The stick definition is great, allowing you to hear every hit you make, while only allowing a minor buildup of wash. The bell is easily the best bell I have heard. Because of its raw surface, the bell is incredibly loud and piercing, with a somewhat bright tone. Striking the bell generates a small response from the rest of the cymbal, and the bell's low profile makes finding the "sweet spot" very easy. Since this ride will undoubtedly be compared to the Sabian 21" HH Raw Bell Dry Ride, I have made these observations while comparing the side by side, from behind a kit, and in front of one.The AA is more geared toward rock. The HH more for jazz, fusion, and quieter music. While the AA Raw Bell Dry Ride cuts through the music, the HH blends right in. Although the ping is about the same, the HH is a little more shimmering and has alot more buildup of wash. When I tried out the HH Raw Bell Dry Ride, I played it behind a drumset, and it was somewhat audible, but when I stood further back and let someone else play it with the drums, all I could hear was the wash and a little bit of the bell. The ping on the AA Raw Bell Dry Ride had no problems cutting through, the wash was just enough to engulf the set in a warm tone, but didn't stick out on its own, and the bell just shot right through anything. In short, the AA Raw Bell Dry Ride is cutting, precise, and controlled. The HH Raw Bell Dry Ride Blends in more, and is significantly more washy than the AA model. I would recommend the AA Raw Bell Dry Ride to anyone, since it's versatility covers such a wide range, and depending on where you strike it and what sticks you use, the sound options are fully customizable.


Largo, Florida


excellent all around symbol


this is an awsome cymbal, it is worth the money and I would recomend it to anyone that wants a great ride added to their setup


perkasie pa

AA Raw Bell Dry Ride - 21"

5.0 3


Cymbal Type Ride
Cymbal Material B20
Cymbal Timbre Bright
Cymbal Finish Traditional
Cymbal Weight Medium Heavy
Series AA Series
Model 22172
Warranty Info:

AA Raw Bell Dry Ride - 21"

SABIAN cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase on all SABIAN series except Hand Hammered, which has a 2 year warranty. If, after inspection by Sabian personnel, it is determined that the cymbal failed under normal use, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge.

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