SABIAN Cymbal Vote Tour

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The SABIAN Cymbal Vote is back! Once again, drummers will have the chance to decide which new cymbals  SABIAN will release in 2013 – but this time they will be able to play them before voting.

The 12 new cymbal models, developed by the innovative SABIAN Vault team, will be shipped to select dealers for the Cymbal Vote Tour, allowing customers to try them first-hand in store.

For those who are unable to get out and play the cymbals in person, the Cymbal Vote website will once again feature compelling video of SABIAN artists playing and commenting on the 12 models. Top players like Mike Portnoy, Ray Luzier and Tony Royster Jr. will take the cymbals for a test-drive and allow their views to be heard loud and clear.

When Sabian launched the Cymbal Vote website in 2012, it was the first time a major cymbal manufacturer had allowed its customers to choose their annual product offering. Starting with a dozen tantalizing cymbal models, drummers were able to vote in a series of elimination rounds until a final four remained, which were officially launched at the 2012 NAMM show. That program was incredibly successful, and now by offering the chance to play the cymbals first-hand, Cymbal Vote 2013 promises to be even bigger!

The Cymbal Vote Tour will be stopping at the following venues throughout September and October. Two sets of cymbals will travel the North and South of the UK, and will be in stores for the entire weekend around these dates:

For more info visit or ask us a question in the comments section below and we’ll get back to you!


1st Rhythm Base – Glasgow 0141 429 3799
8th Newcastle Drum Centre 0191 221 0301
15th Drum Shop UK Ltd – Washington 0191 418 7113
22nd Drum Stop – Sheffield 0114 247 2200
29th John Scheerers – Leeds 0113 244 9592

6th PMT – Salford 0161 877 6262
13th PMT – Birmingham 0121 359 5056
20th Rattle and Drum – Derby 01332 341414
27th Gear 4 Music – York 0843 155 0800


1st Sound Attak – Colchester 01206 368 999
8th Drum Depot – Cardiff 0292 022 0120
15th Poole Percussion – Dorset 01202 675 111
22nd DrumWright – Reading 0118 944 1418
29th PMT – Bristol 0117 934 9955

6th Wembley Drum Centre – 020 8795 4001
13th LONDON DRUM SHOW – Olympia Conference Centre, London
20th GAK (The Drum Cavern) – Brighton 01273 665 400
27th PMT – Southend 01702 436 501