A medium-weight center and an extra-thin, natural finish edge make for a cymbal that’s striking in appearance.
OMNI is a revolutionary new cymbal from SABIAN. Developed with the astonishing Jojo Mayer, the vision for OMNI was to create a cymbal with outstanding sonic contrast both when played on its own or with other cymbals. And Swiss-born drummer Jojo Mayer certainly knows what he’s doing. With an extensive jazz background and forays into NYC’s drum ’n’ bass/electronica/jungle scene and beyond, including Screaming Headless Torsos and his own Nerve, Mayer is also a long-time Sabian endorser. “For me, this opens up a whole new approach to playing cymbals,” says seminal artist Jojo Mayer. “Never has so much sonic versatility existed in just one cymbal. This is a go-anywhere, play-anywhere cymbal, and ultimately, you can play any gig with just this one cymbal on your kit. ”
Like all SABIAN B20 Cast Cymbals, the AAX OMNI begins its life in the Foundry, where a centuries-old family process is used to create the most musical and durable of all cymbal alloys. Inside the Foundry, SABIAN metallurgists combine carefully measured amounts of Copper, Tin andSilver, heat it to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, and pour it into casts. At this stage, it’s hard to believe these castings will eventually become an OMNI cymbal. But first, they must go on a journey through Multi-rolling for intensity, Hammering for tone, Lathing for enhanced response and projection, and a final Aging process in the legendary SABIAN Vault for optimum sound. In a sense, it’s a journey that’s only complete when you play the cymbal of your choice − an evolution from idea to reality. It is this process – innovation blended with traditional cymbal-making – that allowed AAX to make history as the first modern cymbal concept in B20 bronze.
Sabian AAX Omni Cymbal Features:
- Designed with the astonishing and groundbreaking Jojo Mayer
- Never has so much versatility existed in just one model
- AAX models deliver consistently bright, crisp, clear and cutting responses – the ultimate Modern Bright sound!
- Protected by SABIAN Two-Year Warranty