SABIAN was founded in 1981, when Robert Zildjian came to the conclusion that drummers needed a better choice of cymbals. Since that time the SABIAN Vault has become a global center for cymbal and sound innovation, and that same SABIAN innovation has resulted in an unprecedented level of choice from the most diverse offering of cymbal design ever available. As a result, modern drummers and percussionists can choose from models that range from vintage to modern, from dark to bright, from traditional to downright eclectic.