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Sabian's El Sabor Picante Hand Crash Designed Specifically For Percussionists

Mar 29, 2006

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The latest SABIAN cymbal designed specifically for percussionists is the AAX El Sabor Picante Hand Crash. Available in 16" and 18" sizes, this innovative model features three very distinct playing surfaces — two for playing with stick, one for playing by hand. The raw, non-hammered bell is ideal for playing the clavé. The unlathed, medium-weight center area is a dry ride area. And the lathed, extra thin outer half is highly sensitive, making it ideal for slapping hot, shimmering sounds by hand. Its name — El Sabor ('the Flavor') and Picante ('hot') combine to define its very unique character.

Commented SABIAN product specialist Kevin Lasky: "Though it was designed for Latin players, the Picante Hand Crash is a cymbal for percussionists playing any style of music. And while it is named 'Hand Crash', the center half and bell of the Picante Crash are for playing by stick."

Inspired by such legendary percussionists as Karl Perazzo and Richie 'Gajate' Garcia, the Picante Hand Crash is the latest El Sabor model from this award-winning cymbal maker. With its appearance and sound shaped by high-density AAX hammering and half 'n' half surface lathing, the Picante Hand Crash is individually hand crafted by SABIAN artisans using SABIAN B20 'caste' bronze, the world's most durable and musical cymbal metal.

All SABIAN AAX cymbals are available in Natural and Brilliant finishes and are quality-protected by SABIAN's One-Year Warranty.

For more information, visit their web site at www.sabian.com.
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