Sabian was founded in 1981 by Robert Zildjian, one of the world's great names in cymbal making. The company was formed due to a dispute within his family which resulted in Robert not succeeding as CEO of the Zildjian percussion company. Based in Canada, Sabian are one of the top 4 companies in the world manufacturing cymbals. If you buy drums online and buy drumsticks online, get a better choice of cymbals by looking to the Sabian brand. Modern drummers and percussionists have a great range to choose from, and Sabian products have been used by both the red Hot Chili Peppers and Rush.