Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 72

HOT GEAR Sabian FRX Cymbals Sabian has released the FRX (Frequency Reduced Cym- bals) Series. The FRX cymbals are designed for playing environments where other cymbals are too loud, but they are not low volume cymbals. Rather, FRX cymbals are designed to cut specific frequencies, resulting in the perception of lower volume. Sabian’s idea is that if these frequencies are removed, then the cymbals sit well in the mix, no matter how hard they’re played. FRX cymbals are available in: 14-in. hats; 16-, 17-, and 18-in. crashes; and 20- and 21-in. rides. FRX cymbals offer complex and versatile dark tone across the line. The hats pair a light top over a medium-weight bottom for improved versatility, clean sticking, and crisp response. The crashes are designed to be fast and shimmering with a soft touch. The rides deliver dark, articulate stroke response and soft feel. For more information, contact Sabian: 506-272-2019,, 72 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N