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Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal  22 Inch

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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...Read More

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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
       
      4.6

      (based on 32 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

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      • 3 Stars

         

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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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      5.0

      Fantastic ride cymbal

      By Bogie

      from Naples, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      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!!!

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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.

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              5.0

              22" Paragon

              Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

              My favorite Paragon, I own all the other Paragons and this line is worth money for great sounding cymbals and best looking. I can't get over these cymbals, always a day when I look at my full DW kit based off of Neil's and smile. Bright cymbals and also amazing for not only Rush songs but also jazz. Best sounding bell ever created!

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Totally awesome

              By William Brown

              from Virginia

              Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

              I own the paragon 22" ride and the 16" crash. Both are supurb sound, contruction, projection and sustain. I am a semi-pro drummer. I play in stage weekly and I can't go without my paragon ride. Nothing I have ever played sounds any better. I have played and owned may different types. Some are equal in sound. But the paragon is at the top of my list. If I could afford the entire series, I own it.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can you get Better?

              By Coldtoke

              from Canada

              Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

              Im not sure you can get better. I havent owned them all. But I have owned a few rides.This is the best and if you have good stick control and use the right sticks it can be used for smooth Jazz too.

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              (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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Paragon is fantastic

              By portnoyfan521

              from Somerville, NJ

              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.

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              5.0

              pricey but worth it

              By jsbuck99

              from Niceville, FL

              Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

              This cymbal rocks! I got it on ebay for a really good price and when I first saw it my jaw dropped to the floor it is huge and beautiful and sounds amazing. Great for any style of music, except jazz. Buy it!!!P.S. the bell is AMAZING!!!

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              5.0

              Outstanding Ride Cymbal

              By Winged Wheel Watcher

              from Ann Arbor, MI

              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!

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              A Pingy Beast

              By amishrockstar

              from Nashville, TN

              Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Ride Cymbal:

              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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