Sabian Paragon NP2214N 22" Ride

Sabian

Item No. 210104
Alt. Part # NP2214N
UPC Code 622537040313
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Sabian's Paragon cymbals are a special 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
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Sabian's Paragon cymbals are a special 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.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-makingprocess 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 matchingsets of cymbals in the famous Sabian “Vault.";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.";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 Iplayed.“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, musicalsound with a smooth decay.";At over 8lbs in weight, the ride (22";) is an extra-heavy model, with strong, clear-cutting stick definition. The hi-hats (13", 14";) are medium weight, for fast, crisp responses and clean sticking. The crashes (16", 18", 20";) are of medium weight,with large bells boosting their volume and power for fast, explosive responses. The splashes (8", 10";) are very fast, sharp and biting. And there are two very different Chinese models. The 19"; Chinese has a small bell, a high bow, and an extremelywide-lipped edge that is HHX-hammered, for a more traditional oriental look and sound. The heavier 20"; Chinese is a totally different model, with a drier, more direct response.As for the Paragon name: “I thought,"; explained Peart, “of that word in the sense of the expressions 'a paragon of excellence,' or 'a paragon of virtue…a model of perfection or excellence.' ;And with all credit to Mark and the guys at Sabian, and due deference to matters of taste, I think it’s what we achieved."Paragon cymbals are quality protected by SABIAN’s One-Year Warranty.In addition to individual models, Paragon is also available in a ‘Sonically Matched’ Performance Set (14"; Hats, 16"; Crash, 22"; Ride), an Effects Pack (8"; & 10"; Splash, 19"; Chinese), and a Flight Case containing the complete Paragon set-upconsisting of all 10 models.Model Availability:Splash: 8", 10";Hats: 13", 14";Crash: 16", 18", 20";Chinese: 19", 20";Ride: 22";Performance Set: 14"; Hats, 16"; Crash, 22"; RideEffects Pack: 8"; and 10"; Splashes, 19"; ChineseFlight Case: Complete Paragon setup in ATA-style Flight CaseFinish Availability:Natural
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