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Sabian Chopper 10 in.

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The Chopper is an innovative multi-application percussion effect that delivers quick, tightly focused white noise accents and rhythms. Comprised of t...Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed to play accents and rhythms with a big, raw sound.

The Chopper is an innovative multi-application percussion effect that delivers quick, tightly focused white noise accents and rhythms. Comprised of three bronze discs--two of which are cut into propeller-like shapes--riveted loosely together, the Chopper is a totally unique playing experience for drummers and percussionist. When played, the three discs agitate each other and produce a distinctive raw sound.

The Chopper looks simple but is a very complex instrument designed to play accents and rhythms with equal effect. It does this through a combination of etched surfaces and a special die-cut design that lets the three discs vibrate and agitate together; creating the short burst of white noise that makes the Chopper so special.

Already the choice of Mike Portnoy, Will Calhoun, and Rodney Howard, the Chopper fits comfortably on stands in any drum or percussion set-up. A Chopper can also add a distinctly different flavor when used in place of an X-hat, or laid on a snare drum to create a funky techno-type slap. The Chopper is quality protected by the one-year Sabian warranty.


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SabianChopper
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Interesting Sound w/ Great Deal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Chopper:

I recently purchased the Sabian Chopper 10" and I must say it was definitely what I expected from the Sabian Official Website and how they described it. I purchased it for the fun of having something different, but now it is a permanent peice for my set.The sound is like that of the Sabian Max Stax by Mike Portnoy, but higher in tone. It resembles an effect heard in trance, techno, and dance music. With its unique design and sound, I would recommend this product to any percussionist for drummer looking for a strange and attention getting sound and look. Well done Sabian for such an experimental and killer cymbal.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome, cut and dry !

By Lale Nenadovic

from Miami

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Comments about Sabian Chopper:

if you need a trashy, shortly sustained cut through, modern sound, this is the "invention" you will want to buy !

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GET THIS CYMBAL!

By StickManDrummer121

from Canada

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Comments about Sabian Chopper:

Amazing for it's price. Definitely worth it. GET IT!!!!!
I was very pleased when I bought this. I went immediately to my kit and put it on. After I moved my 10-12 cymbals around, I sat down behind my kit and began playing it. The sound from it was amazing. I love the short sustain and the size (mine being a 10-inch). The reason I got this was because I can't afford the Max Stax cymbals. This to me, sounds nicer because it is brighter and more versatile than the Max Stax cymbals. Buy this cymbal today!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Chopped Through The Mix

By CookieBojangles

from New Orleans, LA

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Comments about Sabian Chopper:

I bought this cymbal as an addition to my 7 peice setup along with having other sabian cymbals, ride, hats and the max stax. It definitely has a unique sound and look and over all its great for breakdowns or playing electronica or techno type beats. The sound reminds me of tiny hi hats with a 1/2" space between them.. its very cool and I recommend this to anyone looking to add something new to their own setup.

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5.0

(10") Awesome for accents & quick beats!

By 2Pedals1Heart

from Santa Rosa, CA

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Fast Decay

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    Best Uses

    • Accents
    • Church
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Metal
    • Prog
    • Progrock
    • Rock
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Sabian Chopper:

    This almost acts like a mini Hi Hat, but bright and quick! Works well for me since I play a lot of fast Rock and metal. It also works great when I play it at my church! I'm planning on buying the 12" Chopper as an X-Hat for a faster and brighter sound instead of another pair of Hi-Hats. Zildjian can't beat Sabian vault innovations like this!

     
    4.0

    Good tight sound.

    By Jay

    from Central Fl

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    Pros

    • Good compliment to my Hi-hat sound
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming at home
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Sabian Chopper:

      I am a hobbyist drummer for about 45 years and my set has grown over the years. This was a good addition.

       
      5.0

      Can't ever be disappointed with quality brands

      By Pearlpassion

      from Peotone.IL

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      Pros

      • Responsive Feel
      • Well balanced tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Sabian Chopper:

        I already knew the sound quality before purchasing. I highly recommend trying the items before purchasing. Come is several sizes. All depends on what you want to achieve with that sound. I play jazz rock so it works for me.

         
        5.0

        Great addition.

        By Rick

        from Pace, Florida

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        Pros

        • Responsive Feel

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          • Accompaniment
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Sabian Chopper:

          Love having 10" chopper, adds another demision with hi hat snare work.

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