Quote Originally Posted by PYRRHO View Post
No.
They were designed to be "professional" cymbals that are less expensive to produce than regular AA/AAX while being sold at the same price. The result was a line of cymbals producing a "one-way" sound well suited for a particular type of drummer...a drummer who has a tendency to crack more expensive cymbals thus reducing SABIANS cost on warranty replacements.
Sounds like a solid theory to me.

Judging from the way I see some drummers flailing away at their cymbals, I imagine Sabian's warranty dept. was working overtime.