Sabian cuts the loud with FRX Cymbals Less noise in the same sound spectrum Sabian cuts the loud with FRX Cymbals - Less noise in the same sound spectrum Sabian's new FRX cymbals are definitely not low volume cymbals. For that purpose the Canadian Cymbal company developed the Quiet Tone series, which we will cover later. The specialty of the FRX cymbals is that they cut specific frequencies which results in a lower volume perception. In its essence, these cymbals hold back the natural loud effect for drummers who don't want to hold back. Mark Love, Sabian's Director of Research & Product Development, explains how this works and demos the FRX cymbals in the video below.

The FRX story
Made from b20 metal, the FRX cymbals have a history of years. Over the years Sabian received many questions from dealers who wanted to serve the demand for a lower volume cymbal in church, small clubs and bars or similar places. As Mark Love told Drummerszone at the Winter NAMM Show:
"We having been working for years to accomplish this. Many manufacturers have tried this with different lathings, or by making dryer sounding cymbals. All this just didn't do it. By reducing specific frequencies we finally have the cymbal that was our goal."

Available FRX cymbals
  • 14" FRX Hihat
  • 16" FRX Crash
  • 17" FRX Crash
  • 18" FRX Crash
  • 20" FRX Ride
  • 21" FRX Ride
Watch the new FRX Cymbals from Sabian


The proud Sabian team at Winter NAMM 2018
from left to right: Mark Love, Luis Cardoso, Andy Zildjian and Stacey Montgomery-Clark and the 16" FRX Crash
The proud Sabian team at Winter NAMM 2018: fltr Mark Love, Luis Cardoso, Andy Zildjian and Stacey Montgomery-Clark
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