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Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal 22 in.

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At over 8 lbs. it's an extra-heavy model with strong, clear-cutting stick definition.Developed with Neil Peart of Rush, the Sabian Paragon Ride Cymba...Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed with the Rush drummer!

At over 8 lbs. it's an extra-heavy model with strong, clear-cutting stick definition.

Developed with Neil Peart of Rush, the Sabian Paragon Ride Cymbal 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 full richer tone on the bottom side.


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SabianNeil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loudest, Clearest, Brightest Ride Ever!!

I've experienced a few rides thus far, but nothing I've heard compares to this baby. I bought it used on a whim from [@] in around year two of my drumming career -...Read complete review

I've experienced a few rides thus far, but nothing I've heard compares to this baby. I bought it used on a whim from [@] in around year two of my drumming career - I haven't once thought about replacing it! All of my others have been replaced so far, but I see no reason to change this one. I didn't even know how good it was when I bought it for half of its retail value.... thank goodness I was in the right place at the right time!The cymbal has an incredibly loud, bright bell along with an extremely clear, and slightly more mellow sound when you ride it. The closer you get to the edge of the cymbal, the more washy and less defined the sound. Thus, you can get a variety of different noises from this ride! I like to hit it about halfway between the bell and edge typically though because that's where its sweet spot is...As far as crashing it goes, it's a little too heavy. It doesn't have a pretty, shimmering crash sound at all - it's more washy and less concentrated than I'd prefer. However, you can give it more stick and crash it in some situations and it sounds pretty good. I wouldn't say that it sounds like the kind of ride you'd look for in a jazz setting, but for rock, alternative, worship, punk, WHATEVER else, it's great! Compared to other rides I've heard, along with the one at my church (I think it's a 20" Sabian Liquid Ride?), it blows them out of the water.

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A Pingy Beast

I've used my paragon for about 4 years. This ride cymbal EXCELS in loud volume settings. If you want ping, get this. However, this is NOT a jazz ride, primarily due to...Read complete review

I've used my paragon for about 4 years. This ride cymbal EXCELS in loud volume settings. If you want ping, get this. However, this is NOT a jazz ride, primarily due to its inability to be crashed upon and because it is so bright with a long sustain. Ohhh how the bell on this could kill an upright bass solo!!! I do really like this cymbal and i would give it all 5* but its a little bit too one-dimensional for me, and I would like something a little more playable/workable/crashable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loudest, Clearest, Brightest Ride Ever!!

By Mcon

from Baton Rouge, LA

About Me Experienced

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Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

I've experienced a few rides thus far, but nothing I've heard compares to this baby. I bought it used on a whim from [@] in around year two of my drumming career - I haven't once thought about replacing it! All of my others have been replaced so far, but I see no reason to change this one. I didn't even know how good it was when I bought it for half of its retail value.... thank goodness I was in the right place at the right time!The cymbal has an incredibly loud, bright bell along with an extremely clear, and slightly more mellow sound when you ride it. The closer you get to the edge of the cymbal, the more washy and less defined the sound. Thus, you can get a variety of different noises from this ride! I like to hit it about halfway between the bell and edge typically though because that's where its sweet spot is...As far as crashing it goes, it's a little too heavy. It doesn't have a pretty, shimmering crash sound at all - it's more washy and less concentrated than I'd prefer. However, you can give it more stick and crash it in some situations and it sounds pretty good. I wouldn't say that it sounds like the kind of ride you'd look for in a jazz setting, but for rock, alternative, worship, punk, WHATEVER else, it's great! Compared to other rides I've heard, along with the one at my church (I think it's a 20" Sabian Liquid Ride?), it blows them out of the water.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Paragon is fantastic

By portnoyfan521

from Somerville, NJ

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Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

Neil and the people at Sabian did a great job with this cymbal. The 22" is heavy ( seroiusly it weighs 8 lbs.) and has the perfect bell, and ping I was looking for. The tone is nice and bright when played with a nylon tip stick. The bell pierces through any type of music, and you will love how responsive the cymbal is. I suggest getting this if you have the money, it is a great investment.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great ride

By gpoilfire

from Wappingers Falls, NY

Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

I started playing the drums in 1968 on a vintage Ludwig set & had a 22" Zildjian Heavy ride. I never thought I would ever hear anything as good until I got the 22" Paragon three weeks ago. Great stick definition, very little overtone, & love the hand hammered Bell. To me the louder the music around me, the more crisp & clean this ride sounds! I have been using a 20" Zildjian Ping Ride for the last 3 years & played together it is like night & day. I now use the Ping ride as a crash. To me I love this Paragon ride, leave it to Sabian to outdo themselves again on another great product!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

couldn't expect more

By ISHtheBUDDHA

from Highlands Ranch, CO

Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

I debated with myself for weeks over which ride to get, and after one day at the drum store, I brought home this beauty. The sound was such music to my ears i couldn't leave it there. It has a loud ping sound on bow and bell, especially when the bell is hit with the shaft of the stick. very little wash. great for any style of rock. This thing pierces through distortion.

 
5.0

Fantastic ride cymbal

By Bogie

from Naples, FL

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Cutting
  • Responsive Feel
  • Very Tonal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    The first time I had ever heard this cymbal was on their Snakes and Arrows Tour and wow, what a sound!! I immediately bought one.... and have not been disappointed at all!! The bow has a very distinct and cutting ping with very little tonal build up which can lead to the ever annoying ring. The bell is unbelievably cutting (loud) and distinct. This is a 'ride only' cymbal and does not work well as a crash (but I bought as a ride and nothing else)....If you're looking for a softer, jazzier type cymbal, this is not for you. However, rockers and more assertive style players: BUY THIS THING!!!

     
    5.0

    Bell-ringer!

    By Drumnut-mZ8O9

    from Las Vegas, NV

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    Clean, clear stick definition from the outer edge to the pronounced ring of the large hand-hammered bell. Large and loud enough to cut through the loudest rock music and sensitive enough for intricate ride patterns without sounding muddy. Great stick response.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Ride!

    By The_drummer22

    from Macon, GA

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    I got mine and LOVE IT! Beautiful sounding. I would have to agree with the bell being my favorite part because its so lound and clear sounding. The sound on the bow is so nice because it cuts through easly and has a GREAT sound!

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Ride Cymbal

    By rjauregui8

    from Laredo, Texas

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    Great sound, clear bell. I really enjoy this cymbal.

     
    5.0

    rawar

    By ZykLon-B

    from Beaverton OR

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    every thing about this ride is fantastic. i have a death/black metal band. the ride bell pierces through everything that my band mates can throw at me. i use the shoulder the most and at fast playing right on the shoulder it never starts to get to flimsy and swing around. it sits there and waits for the next hit.

     
    5.0

    Killer Ride

    By TimeFavorsNoOne

    from Greensboro, NC

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    This ride has really good stick definition and a good bell, too. I was looking for a ride that didn't have any annoying ring or overtones, and this cymbal does exactly that; it's a very clean sound. It can be hard to keep soft, but you can keep it at a reasonable volume without too much trouble. It sounds great when you hit hard as well. Kind of expensive, but you get what you pay for, I'd definitely recommend it.

     
    5.0

    Best ride ever

    By Rythmless

    from Phoenix, AZ

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    I actually went to the store with the intent of buying the best sounding ride regardless of cost. Lined this one up with K's and Paiste Sigs that cost double what this one did - absolute best sound hands down.

     
    5.0

    Sabian Paragon Ride

    By Connor-iX10t

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    This has to be the best ride I have ever owned. Excellent stick definition and great bell. I can use this ride in pretty much every genre and it still sounds great. Its also really nice to crash on if you play metal or the like. I swear, it cuts like a mofo and sounds amazing live or in the studio. BUY THIS RIDE.

     
    5.0

    Outstanding Ride Cymbal

    By Winged Wheel Watcher

    from Ann Arbor, MI

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    I really love this ride! It has excellent stick definition and a nice tone. Great bell! Like the ever popular A. Zildjian Ping Ride on steroids! This thing is crystal clear. It won't get lost in the mix, yet it's not as overpowering or "metallic" sounding as a Z Custom can be. Don't expect it suitable for a quiet jazz trio, but this cymbal does what it's supposed to do: Provide outstanding stick definiton and project to the back of the club. Although it's not as versatile as some other rides, I could see myself using this in a Big Band setting to project out over those horns (like Buddy And Louie Bellson). It's pricey, but it is a superior quality cymbal!

     
    5.0

    PERFECTION

    By Satrdays Theory

    from Mt. Pleasant , IA

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    THIS RIDE HAS AN AWSOME BELL. It has great stick definition, and a really clean sound. Buy this cymbol no matter what style of music you play, it will fit. The price is up there but worth every penny.

     
    5.0

    Superior Quality Ride

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    i owned a ZBT 20" ride (complete junk). i tried a lot of different rides before buying this one. it's expensive but worth it. It's on par with the Zildjian K's and it's actually cheaper. it has great stick defintion and a loud, powerful, hand hammered bell. since it nearly weighs 8 lbs., you don't have to worry about it wobbling or washing too much. As Neil Peart said himself, the overtones are subtle and very musical.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Sounding Ride

    By Honest Soul Drummer

    from west bend, WI

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    This cymbal stuck out to me because of its cutting bell and its nice ping from even a wood stick. I played it in a store and said if i had the money I'd buy it. In any case a very good Ride cymbal. (This review was written by a drummer not working for any cymbal company.)

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREATEST RIDE EVER!

    By RushFanny

    from Westlake, CA

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    Great ride. No overtones! Perfect for any kind of music!

     
    5.0

    Great Ride!!

    By Drummer4God-76pHQ

    from Tacoma, WA

    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    I have been a Zildjian lover for quite a while, but I decided I wanted a new ride and some hi-hats! So I went to the store expecting to come home with some nice new Zildjian cymbals. But after trying out different ones, I decided that the Sabian Paragons are AWSOME! I got the 22" ride and the 14" hats. The bell on this ride is my favorite part. Being hand-hammered, it is very loud and clear. The different styles of lathing on this ride make it so you get different tones wherever you hit it! It is fun to play. Good job Neil!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great ride

    By rjm

    from west chazy, NY

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    records real well, not much wash or overtones.

     
    5.0

    Hands down Best ride

    By Thrash22

    from Atlanta,GA

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    Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

    My drummer buddy got this ride yesterday and I went over and played it. You could hear it over all distorted guitars. and the bell is soo nice. I recommend this ride to any drummer who has been playing over a year.

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