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The 20" HHX Legacy O-Zone Ride is SABIAN's latest venture with its innovative 'multi-hole' cymbal design. With 5 holes across its upper half removing a substantial amount of metal and making this area comparatively light and responsive, the top portion is ideal for crashing. The lower portion of the cymbal remains unlathed and is designed for riding.
Commented SABIAN product specialist David Williams: "SABIAN designed 'multi-hole' cymbals as far back as the mid-nineties, but they went public when Dave Weckl sought a specific sound and our response was the multi-holed HHX O-Zone Crash. This holed concept transforms the sound of any cymbal, making it more responsive while increasing its aggression and bite. With the Legacy O-Zone Ride it is possible to play sounds that are dark and dirty, or really lay into it and create a storm of roaring aggression. Whether you're looking at it or listening to it, there is nothing else like an O-Zone."
Added Dave Weckl: "The O-Zone Crash has created such a sensation; players love that dirty, biting sound. With the O-Zone Ride we've created a cymbal that is truly different but very useful in a wide range of playing applications. This is one of those cymbals that have such a unique voice that there is no denying its ability to influence the sound of any players sound."
The HHX Legacy O-Zone Ride is a medium-thin weight that - due to the holes - responds like a thin cymbal. Playing the upper area creates a raw, trashy response. Playing the lower half produces a ride sound that combines soft stick articulation with a dirty wash of tone. Playing with power will generate a large, dark roar of tone.
HHX Legacy O-Zone cymbals are individually handcrafted from SABIAN B20 'cast' bronze. They are available exclusively in Natural Finish, and are quality-protected by a special SABIAN 2-Year Warranty.
For more information, visit their web site at www.sabian.com