Paragon is Rush drummer Neil Peart’s signature series which defines a new, closer relationship between power and musicality in cymbals that are dynamically responsive, highly durable, and effective in a wide range of applications.
Includes 8 inch & 10 inch Splashes Natural Finish, (2) 16 inch Crashes Natural Finish, 18 inch & 20 inch Crashes Natural Finish, 22 inch Ride Natural Finish, 19 inch & 20 inch China Natural Finish, 13 inch & 14 inch Hi-Hat Natural Finish, Hard Flightcase.
"If you're looking to outfit your kit with an entire Paragon Brilliant setup, you're likely going to need some extra cymbal stands. The medium-thin Paragon Brilliant crashes opened up quickly with a cutting, commanding tone, yet they possessed silvery overtones and a medium decay time. Hitting multiple crashes in succession sounded like individual hits rather than a wall of noise. These attack/decay characteristics remained consistent throughout the size range, resulting in cymbals that sounded identical except for pitch. The 13" hi-hats were excellent.
They offered more sizzle and were very versatile. If I had to
pick a pair for all-around playing, it would be the 13s. They didn't sound clangy, nasal, or thin, despite the cymbals' slightly heavier weight. Ride cymbals for rock can be a tough choice. Some are too pingy, others are too washy, and the bells can be a bit spiky. There's only one ride cymbal in the Paragon series, a portly (more than eight pounds!) 22" whose sonic characteristics
fell squarely in the middle. For medium to loud playing, this cymbal possessed just the right amount of ping, overtones, sparkle, and focus, and the bell sounded meaty and blended with the music rather than cutting through like a stiletto. Despite this cymbal's weight, it was very musical and would be equally at home in big band
and rock settings. It had minimal crash qualities, but hey, that's just not its gig. This is a dyed-in-the-wool ride cymbal." - J.R. Frondelli
Sabian has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within one month.