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Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Complete Cymbal Pack   

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The Sabian Neil Peart Paragon cymbal set puts together everything Peart uses live.Includes 2 - 16" crashes, 18" and 20" crashes, 8" and 10" splashes,...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Sabian Neil Peart Paragon cymbal set puts together everything Peart uses live.
Includes 2 - 16" crashes, 18" and 20" crashes, 8" and 10" splashes, 22" ride, 19" and 20" Chinas, 13" and 14" hi-hats. Includes ATA-style flight case.
Developed with Neil Peart of Rush, the Paragon series blends 2 styles of lathing for a very balanced cymbal tone. Pinpoint lathing creates a narrower groove for a fast, lively response on the top, while the traditional AA lathing creates a wider groove for a fuller, richer tone on the bottom side.


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4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

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Will real drummers please stand up

cymbals are a matter of taste and these taste sweet to me.But then again I play in a real rock band with other players.I didn't just take them home put them on my kit hit...Read complete review

cymbals are a matter of taste and these taste sweet to me.But then again I play in a real rock band with other players.I didn't just take them home put them on my kit hit them and hit them again with only myself.I put them in the situation they were meant to be in live music with guitars and they shined.First off lesson one for all who call them crap,signature lines are made for the player whose name is one it.look at neil pearts music and where he plays.that is what their made for,but luckily they are very versitale for smaller gigs like clubs,bars,etc.when alone play them right,learn them wake your neighbors their made for hard hitters and they will grow on you and impress you.oh by the way don't think because you buy a set of signatures cymbals that you will sound or play as good as the persons who name is on it,too many people found that out when they bought the paiste 24" ride and 15" soundedge hi hats and tried to sound like john bonham only to find out they couldn't then blamed the cymbals.These cymbals deliver the goods and are extremely durable.

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So dissapointing.

Being a Rush nut for the past 17 years and a fan of Neil Peart, when I read about Peart coming out with a line of cymbals I couldn't wait to hear them. What...Read complete review

Being a Rush nut for the past 17 years and a fan of Neil Peart, when I read about Peart coming out with a line of cymbals I couldn't wait to hear them. What a disappointment they are in person. First of all they are not in Sabian's brilliant finish. Second and most importantly... they sound cheap. The ride is flat, my old paiste 505 sounded nicer. The sound of the crashes are too thin and the tones are just not there. Wuhan makes a better sounding china cymbal far cheaper. About the only thing I liked was the splash. Walked out with out buying a single one.I know different cymbals sound different when recored and when heard live on a big pa system, but the Paragon line just doesn't live up to the hype when heard up close. Too bad.

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5.0

Incredible

By EvanExplode

from Fremont, NH

I've always been really into rush, and neil peart in general.So i got these, i personally love them as an active drummer.

 
4.0

great cymbals, but no worth the price

By YAFFO

from Kenosha, WI

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As a big fan of neil peart, i bought these cymabls thinking they would sound like the real rush experience. that was a bit naive of me, because no one can sound like neil peart. (duh)I like the sound of them, but they are no worth two thousand dollars.I wouldnt reccomend these to anyone that isnt in a rush cover band, or just a neil peart fanatic.Besides, the common "jammer" cant afford the cymbals AND the stands.

 
5.0

neil peart signature sabians

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

These cymbals are some of the best i've heard in all my years of playing,bottom line...but the only thing that I have a problem with is the money.I mean of course seeing as how there neils signatures and all but many of us drummers dont really have the money.But I will try and be helpful to someone who isn't sure about putting the money down for these cymbals.

 
4.0

Good, but could be better

By Rubber314Chicken

from Cleveland, Ohio

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The splashes and chinas are the best cymbals in this kit. The ride hats and crashes are not comparable to some AAX and HHX models. Save your self the money and piece together a set with other cymbal lines, unless you are a rush cover band then get this.

 
5.0

Only The Best!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I recently went to a rush concert in Saratoga and hearing these cymbals played live I'm convinced that they're the best money can buy... Only the best for Neil Pert the king of all drummers!

 
5.0

Drumlove Evaluation

By drumlove

from Putney, VT

I purchased mt complete Paragon set in 2005 when they first came out.2+ years later, I love them. While I have alternated my Paragon ride with a Paiste 2002 24", and mixed 2002 crashes and splashes in the mix, nothing tops the clean yet complex (as in dark) hint of the paragons. Its nice to see the individual cymbals rated 4.5+, but I'm taking the time to write this due to the lower ratings of the set... uhhh...sonically matched... the set is amazing and a pleasure to play.I love the technology of AA, AAX and HHX mixed to create this line. I highly receommed one to any combo rom this line. You can't be disappointed.

 
5.0

UNREAL

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just purchased the 20" Paragon Chinese Symbol and ohh man, I can finally perfect subdivisions. It has a quick attack, amazing sound and just and awesome ring (a good thing in this case!).

 
5.0

MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!!

By Little Drummer Boy-oc3g1

from Memphism, Tennessee

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well, these cymbals are great but a pinch pricy. if you have the money to buy them i would. but if you dont. dont strive to get them. zildjian are just as good or better for less that half the price. BUY ZILDJIAN!.

 
5.0

FANTASTIC!

By Tribal Rose's Drummer

from Villa Rica, GA

The Paragon series of Sabian cymbals sound very bright, cutting, and dynamic, almost as if they were made with a higher bronze content like a set of Zildjian ZHT's, but the sound is phenomenal. Paragons are ultra-lathed, and more dynamic and prolonged, with the cut and bite you might hear in Rush's latest album 'Snakes and Arrows'. However, if you're looking for some dry and dark sounding cymbals like Zildjian's K Series, look elsewhere.

 
5.0

Great Cymbals but

By PLang

from Midland, Mi

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they don't sound that full to me. Maybe being more of a hard rock drummer it just wasn't a warm enough sound for me. They sound thin and there are too many highs. But they would probably be perfect if you were in a Rush cover band

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