NAMM 2012 VIDEO: Sabian's Players' Choice cymbals revealed

The lucky winners
The lucky winners (Image credit: Joe Bosso)

NAMM 2012: Things were pretty loud at the Sabian Cymbals booth, and they got even more so once Artist Relations man Bob Rupp showed us the four cymbals that were chosen as the new Players' Choice models by an elite panel of judges: Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Dave Weckl and Terry Bozzio.

What's more, Rudd gave us a gander at the new additions to the B8 Pro O-Zone crash line, and finished things up by showing off the latest Chad Smith Holy China, this one being a 17-inch version. Of course, he gave each a good whack!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.