Dating Sabian signature lines?

prokofi5

Junior Member
Kind of a silly question, but I stumbled on a Sabian 20" mini-bell Carl Allen signature series ride and I was just curious if there was a source for dating it. It seems Zildjian has some good resources, but Sabian not so much. It's the best small venue cymbal I've ever owned and can be quiet with sticks and you can coax a nice variety of sounds out of it with brushes with brushes so I was curious on its history.
 

johnwesley

Silver Member
Do an internet search and include Chad Allens name. Should give you the info you need. That's why we have search engines.
 

johnwesley

Silver Member
That'd be helpful advice, if you typed "Carl Allen" instead. :ROFLMAO:

All jokes aside, I don't think they made that past the mid-2000s.

An email to Sabian customer service is a great place to start.

Sorry about that. I guess I got Carl mixed up with Chad. Chad was a dynamic pre-rock drummer back in the 40s. Played for years with the Lenny Colbert Crew which specialized in classical music converted to a bebop beat and emphasized trombone on most leads. Again sorry about the confusion.
 

prokofi5

Junior Member
That'd be helpful advice, if you typed "Carl Allen" instead. :ROFLMAO:

All jokes aside, I don't think they made that past the mid-2000s.

An email to Sabian customer service is a great place to start.

Thanks for the tip. I wasn't sure if any of the customer service shops were responsive at all, but it's certainly worth a try. I searched the sabian site and a number of forums and even old ebay listings with no luck. It's odd how much zildjian history is available yet almost zero sabian.
Thanks again.
 
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