Please Help Identify Cymbal

sage32

Senior Member
I just purchased a Sabian SR2 Medium crash 18" for $100 bucks on Reverb, newly refurbished straight from the factory. I know these are refurbished/relathed cymbals from Sabian's AA, AAX, HH, HHX, and Vault Artisan lines. They're marketed as a "treasure hunt" because you never know what kind of cymbal yours used to be.

I was amazed at how amazing this cymbal sounds for that price, and I'm wondering if you guys can help me determine what this cymbal was in its past life?

I chose this one over another one that had a smooth bell because the hammer markings on this bell made me think it might be a Hand Hammered or HHX crash. My guess is it's either an HH medium or an HHX Stage crash.

What do you guys think?

 

sage32

Senior Member
For reference purposes here's a photo of an HH Medium 18"



And here's an HHX 18"



Judging by the size of the hammer markings I'm leaning towards the HH
 
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