Sabian HHX Omni Cymbals
Jojo Mayer and Sabian have collaborated to produce the new HHX Omnis. They offer a contrast to the brighter AAX Omnis with the new, dark HHX Omni cymbals providing a more nuanced tone on the ride surface. This means the stick sound stays a safe distance from the body and will not get lost no matter how loudly it’s played.
When playing the shoulder, which not only has a wonderful texture, you also excite more of the cymbal’s body without activating the crash. These properties are unique to the HHX version and are a direct result of the HHX hammering.
Both the 19-inch ($582 MSRP and pictured) and 22-inch ($731 MSRP) HHX Omni cymbals are made from B20 bronze, have a natural finish with jumbo hammering and are sculpted with medium centers and extra-thin edges. They come with a two-year warranty.
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com