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SABIAN Re-Introduces the 22” HHX Tempest & AAX 18” Rocktagon

Christian Wissmuller • Drums & Percussion • July 2, 2024

SABIAN is proud to announce the re-release of the 22” HHX Tempest Ride and the AAX 18” Rocktagon cymbals.

Originally released as part of SABIAN’s Vault Drop program, both of these cymbals were only available for a limited time. But due to popular demand, both cymbals have now been added into the SABIAN catalog on a permanent basis.

“We are constantly listening to our customers,” said Stacey Montgomery-Clark, SABIAN’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “And these re-releases further enhance our reputation as the leading cymbal manufacturer for customer experience.”

The 18″ AAX Rocktagon has the same 8-sided shape as its predecessor from the 80’s, but that’s where the similarity ends. This version is a thin crash weight with a raw un-hammered bell and pinpoint lathing that combine with the 8-sided shape to produce an immediate nasty crash with quick decay. The thicker raw bell also allows for strong bell accents and added punch. An excellent effects cymbal with an unusual look and sound.

The 22” HHX Tempest is a multi-application cymbal with an incredible dynamic range. A specially modified HHX hammer peen brings a unique look, feel and sound to this cymbal.  Its medium thin weight and aggressive HHX hammering, creates an instrument with a beautifully controlled swell when played either with stick, or mallets, making it ideal for both drum set and orchestral applications. The HHX Tempest offers tremendous light ride capabilities, delivering a warm dark undertone to the wash.  It is even possible to see the gentle movement of the bow of this cymbal when it’s being played.

Both cymbals are shipping now.

SKU UPC Description
12210XTN 622537091827 22″ HHX Tempest
21832X 622537091810 18” AAX Rocktagon

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