Heavy Sabian Cymbals
To kick things off, we'll suggest checking out Sabian's line of heavy ride cymbals. The reason is because Sabian offers an impressive variety of models in this section (not to mention, the ride is one of the more important cymbals in your kit). One of Sabian's more affordable rides is the AA Rock Ride Cymbal. Available in your choice of 20" and 21", this cymbal boasts a big, bright bell to cut through loud mixes and a wide tonal spectrum that makes it ideal for virtually any rock sub-genre. Or, if you're willing to spend a little more, check out the Neil Peart Paragon Ride. Hand-hammered for clear-cutting stick definition and producing a balanced tone with plenty of power, it's obvious that this ride was made with the professional in mind (of course, with a name like Neil Peart, it better be).
Sabian's selection of heavy cymbals also features more than one hi-hat pair. Need a suggestion? Feast your eyes on the 15" AA Rock Hi-Hat Cymbals. Favored for its penetrating "chick" sound and built to handle the heaviest sticking, this hi-hat pair is no stranger to many world-famous metal drummers. In fact, Lars Ulrich of Metallica was seen using this hi-hat pair on many occasions.
At this point, feel free to jump into this section and browse the rest of your Sabian heavy cymbal options. While you're at it, be sure to take a look at the out-of-this-world HH Alien Disc. Made specifically for Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun, this cymbal creates a unique spacey effect that blends amazingly well with funk and fusion styles. Sabian has been a leading cymbal manufacturer since 1981, so if you're not yet familiar with their heavy cymbals, now is the time to see what you're missing!