Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Hi-Hats  15 in.

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Designed with the Rush drummer!

Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Series Hi Hats
The new look and sound for Neil
When Neil Peart plays, he plays Paragon, a personalized range of cymbals created for the legendary Rush drummer by SABIAN. Hand crafted from pure SABIAN B20 bronze, Paragon features AA lathing on the bottom, AAX lathing on the top, and hand hammered bells. They respond with the power, brightness and dynamic sensitivity to play any volume and consistently get clean, cutting responses. Subtle logo inking in the form of a special 'Rich Gold' ink completes each cymbal. Paragon is the new look and sound in cymbals for Neil Peart.Subtle looks, powerful sounds for the drummer of RUSH
SABIAN is pleased to announce the addition of Neil Peart to its family of drummers. In association with this, SABIAN is very proud to introduce Paragon, a new range of signature cymbals created in collaboration with Neil Peart, drummer with legendary rockers Rush. Handcrafted from pure SABIAN B20 bronze, Paragon offers subtle looks and powerful sounds. Created using automatic AA-style hammering and an innovative mix of sound-defining features from three SABIAN series, AA, AAX, and Hand Hammered, Paragon 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. The Natural Finish look of these cymbals is enhanced with logo stamping in a subtle 'Rich Gold' ink that is unique to cymbal making.11 hour motorcycle journey
Said Peart, who made his way to the SABIAN 'Vault' from his home in Canada via an 11-hour motorcycle journey: "The first thing I noticed at Sabian was the people - how nice they were - and the second thing was how much of the cymbal-making process was still done by hand; the craftsmen at the lathes cutting the grooves into one cymbal at a time, Charlie Brown with his shy smile and leather apron sitting behind a wooden block with a hammer, and cymbal master Mark Love sonically matching sets of cymbals in the famous Sabian "Vault."Definite about what he was seeking
Commented Love: "Neil was very definite about what he was seeking. He wanted subtle looking cymbals with explosive sounds that would be focused, cutting, and musical."Combination of lathing and hand hammering
Added Peart: "We started with the all-important ride cymbal. At first Mark had its bow lathed, and left the bell raw. Interesting, but a bit "clangy," so he had Charlie Brown give it the hand-hammering treatment. Better, but still lacking in "nuance." Next we tried a combination of lathing and hand hammering on the bell, and presto! That was what I wanted, a sharp, musical sound with a range of complex overtones. I'm not sure if Mark naturally shared my taste in cymbal sounds, or just intuitively responded to what he saw I liked, but he was soon bringing me a selection of crash cymbals and hi-hats that really "worked" for me and the way I played. A few weeks later, he sent me some prototype crash cymbals with AAX "pinpoint" lathing on the top, and the classic Turkish-style AA lathing on the bottom, combined with the hand-hammered bell. The narrower grooves on top made for a fast, lively response, while the traditional wider (AA-style) ones on the bottom gave a full, rich tone. This combination proved to be exactly what I had been looking for in a crash cymbal: a unity of rapid attack and swell around a solid, musical sound with a smooth decay."


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5.0

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from Dayton, Ohio

Comments about Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Hi-Hats:

I've had Zildjian new beats for 30 years and love them. But when I heard these hats I had to have them. Perfect for me!

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the best hats I've ever owned

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from Halifax, Canada

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I recently bought the 13" Paragon hats and I can honestly say that they are the best hi-hats I've ever owned. I was pleasantly surprised how versatile these hats are. I play everything from hard rock to gospel and I can use these hats for either of these styles or any in between! I especially like how they sound closed or just barely open. And the clear "chick" they produce is awesome, not to loud, just real clear and effective. Awesome job Sabian, you guys are the best! These hats may not be for everyone, but I highly suggest anyone looking for new hats, check these babies out!!!!

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amazing sound quality

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from Fairfield

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This line of cymbals are different from any other. Look great on my kit and sound fantastic. They are a bit pricey but they are completely worth it. Good for pretty much any type of music.

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Best hi-hats ever played

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from USA

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I'm a pro drummer and just switched from Zildjian to Sabian. One of the reasons was due to the new Paragon line. It is simply amazing and I'm not even a Rush fan. In particular, the hi hats are the best I've ever tried and owned. I lined all brands of top of the line hi hats up, blindfolded myself. That is how I select cymbals, and hit away. Paragon hats were EASILY the choice. Crisp and balanced like ziljian A series, but simmering and warm foundation like Sabian HHX. However, they have that crisp, bright sparly attack like the AAX or A customs and a recessed decay like Zildjian K series. It is definitely a hybrid model and I can honestly say perfection! The hats can cut but they do not pierce. They feel soft yet solid, they are crispy and not metallic and most of all they are versatile.

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