For percussionists worldwide, the name Sabian resounds with the clash and clang of cymbals. Sabian is the world's second-largest maker of cymbals, behind Avedis Zildjian. Using a secret, centuries-old metallurgical process, Sabian produces cymbals and other metal percussion instruments that are sold through musical instrument retailers in some 120 countries. Its cymbals are used by rock and jazz drummers and percussionists with major orchestras and drum and bugle corps the world over. The company is owned by chairman Robert Zildjian and his family.