Here’s our review of a selection of Sabian AA Apollo Big & Ugly Cymbals, featuring…
- 16″ Hi-Hats,
- 18″ Crash,
- 20″ Crash, 24″ Ride,
- B20 Bronze Alloy construction,
- Raw bow (top) over lathed bow (underside),
- Raw bell,
- Square hammer markings throughout.
Sabian Says…“The Sabian AA Apollo Big and Ugly Cymbal has been designed for one thing – versatility. Hit it hard for a modern sound, or play it with dynamics for controlled stick and sublime shimmer. Apollo was the God of music and poetry – this cymbal delivers both. The Sabian Big and Ugly Ride Cymbals are fun to play with a big, dark and dynamic sound. They are a unique, complex and versatile addition to your kit.
The line comprises of 6 unique cymbals:
14″ or 16″ AA Apollo Hi Hats
Incredibly controllable. Highly articulate. Super Fat. Yes, a pair of Hats can be all of the above, and AA Apollo Hats are proof. Thin top over Medium-Thin bottom, and designed with sonic dirt and dryness layered over the AA glass, you will be amazed Apollo Hats can be so articulate and so fat at the same time. Stomp on them, and you’ll swear that magicians in the Sabian Vault built a mini-kick drum into the foot sound. With all this control, articulation, and a volume level that blends the way you play it, you won’t want to get caught onstage without them.
18″ or 20″ AA Apollo Crash/Ride
Smaller and lighter than its 22″ and 24″ cousins, the 18″ and 20″ AA Apollo opens the door to a greater range of pitch to the Apollo family, with more crashable options.
22″ or 24″ AA Apollo Ride
Versatility, versatility, versatility. Hit it hard for a modern sound, or play it with dynamics for controlled stick and sublime shimmer. Apollo was the God of Music and Poetry – this cymbal delivers both.”
Find out our thoughts in the video above!!
Sabian AA Apollo Cymbals – UK RRP: £305.00 – £510.00
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