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.
Extra-heavy model (8+ lbs!) with solid hand hammered bell.
Puts out robust, clear-cutting stick definition with a balanced blend of tone.
"This is not a dark, dry, jazzy kind of a ride. If you want a ping ride on steriooids, this is the one. Very, very clear ping, no nasty under or overtones, some wash (but not in a classic jazz sense), and not only cuts through, but can carry the song." - D. B. B.
"This is a great multi purpose ride. Don't be fooled into thinking it is just for heavy hitting. While that is true, it is one of the most musical rides I have played. The extra weight makes for great clarity and the ping is just long enough without becoming too much but not so pingy that it doesn't sustain. The Hand Hammered bell is the most impressive. It just sings! And it is sounds like it belongs ..unlike some bells that don't contain any of the tonal qualities of the rest of the ride. It is great for big band, rock and pop, and latin gigs." - Peter Jones
"The bow has the sound everyone likes, a nice dry bow which is loud enough for unmiked situations, while maintaining the same volume and not building up like some rides; the bell is high, and is everything you could want in a bell, plus being hand-hammered; the edge is very nice, it could possibly make a nice crash. It has few overtones which are great, letting the ping be heard before they take over like some rides do, and they sound nice (nothing you would want to try and muffle up). Its a very good all purpose ride." - Bob
"This ride can be used in almost any application. I have used it while playing everything from death metal to fusion. When played near the outside edge, it sounds great when crashed with the shoulder of the stick. When played closer to the center, or even near to the bell, this cymbal produces a great ping that can be heard through loud guitars, but is not the typical tacky sound of such a heavy cymbal. The bell of the cymbal is my favorite part. The sound is warm and yet loud. Latin ride patterns sound awesome with this cymbal." - This Dying Soul
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.