Drum! magazine conducted an interview with drummer Chad Smith (CHICKENFOOT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California during the 2011 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that runs through Sunday. You can now watch the chat below.
Sabian has just introduced Holy China, which was developed with Chad Smith. Using Sabian innovation and forward-thinking cymbal design, the Holy China features a higher profile to raise the pitch, holes for volume and sustain, and a large, unfinished bell for cut and durability. This is truly a modern China cymbal.
"This is the first cymbal of its kind we've ever developed," said Sabian master product specialist Mark Love. "Fans of Sabian O-Zone cymbals will immediately notice the smaller, more frequent hole pattern. The smaller holes create a smooth attack without the lows and distortion created by the larger O-Zone holes. And they look really cool, too!"
The Holy China is not for the faint of heart. The combination of 51 holes in the 19" model (64 holes in the 21" model!),large raw bell, high profile and wide lip create a monster of loudness and cut.
Full cymbal specs can be found at this location.