Tag Archives: Cymbals

May 23, 2017

Sabian Meet the Masters Event THIS FRIDAY!

To kick off Rhythm Traders’ 25th Anniversary, we are proud to host Meet the Masters this Friday, May 26th – Sabian’s Master Craftsmen will spend the day at Rhythm Traders showing the art of cymbal making!

Over 50 one-of-a-kind prototypes will be available at unbelievable prices, with on-site hammering and lathing to customize them to your desire, and product specialists and craftsmen on-hand to answer your questions.

Don’t miss this rare educational opportunity for Portland-area drummers to immerse themselves in the centuries-old Turkish cymbal-making tradition…

* See and learn about Cymbal Making first-hand!

* Hand select one-of-a-kind cymbals from dozens of Sabian Prototypes and custom cymbals onsite for one day only!

* See the tools, machinery and cymbalsmiths that turn 80% Copper and 20% Tin into instruments!

* Bring-in your own cymbal for some hammering, lathing and sonic matching with new cymbals!

* Talk shop! Learn about cymbal metallurgy, ask questions, take pictures and hear the difference!

* Save-Save-Save!! We will have the lowest prices of the year on all Sabian cymbals and merch!

*Grab some free food and drinks too. We’ll be grilling out!

For more information, check out the event page below:


April 11, 2013

NEW: Paiste Formula 602 Classic & Modern Essentials

The Paiste Formula 602 Classic Sounds and Modern Essentials Cymbal lines are now available, and we’ve got to tell you – these Cymbals sound incredible! The Formula 602 Classic Cymbals are famous for their pristine clarity made with Paiste’s legendary 602 Bronze. The Modern Essentials Series takes that crystal clear sound and adds warmth and fullness.

The original Formula 602 line has a precise and controlled feel brought to life by its uniquely delicate, silvery sound. With the help of Vinnie Colaiuta, Paiste added a darkness and complexity to the tonal mix of the Modern Essentials.

Check out the video below to hear the original Formula 602 Cymbals for yourself:

Part of the original Formula 602 line, this Flatride is a Paiste innovation first introduced in the 1960s. It was designed in conjunction with Joe Morello, famous timekeeper for the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Paiste Formula 602 20inch Flatride

Vinnie describes these Modern Essentials 14″ Hi-Hats as “a little more chocolaty than the original 602s”. Sounds delicious!

Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials 14inch Hi-Hats

Learn all about the Modern Essentials below, played and described by Vinnie Colaiuta himself:

Wow. So that’s what happens when you apply Swiss craftsmenship to the art of cymbal making!

For full descriptions and pictures of our favorites in the Series, head over to our Formula 602 and Modern Essentials product listings. We’re expanding our Paiste offerings every day, so check back for more!