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NAMM 2010: Sabian launch Paragon cymbal in Brilliant Finish
SABIAN Paragon cymbals are now also available in Brilliant Finish. Originally available in Natural Finish only, Paragon was designed by the SABIAN Vault Team in collaboration with legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart. Created using an innovative combination of traditional and modern cymbal making techniques, Paragon is Peart’s exclusive choice of cymbal for recording and touring. The cymbals will be on display at the 2010 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., January 14 – 17, 2010 at the SABIAN booth, number 3254.
Said Peart: “I have always found that brand-new cymbals have a certain ‘tightness’ in their physical response and their sound, and it took a few shows to play them in. Then they would loosen up and start to ‘dance’ on their stands, and the swell of sound from the attack to decay would become smooth and open.
“When I described that quality to the dedicated cymbal-makers at SABIAN, they took it as a kind of challenge: How can we build that ‘played-in’ quality into the cymbals?” Added SABIAN Master Product Specialist Mark Love: “Creating a ‘played-in’ feel and sound is a challenge, but Paragon Brilliant responds with that looser feel and sound Neil wanted. And the brilliant look really enhances the cymbals under the stage lights. Paragon Brilliant is somewhat of a remastering of the Paragon concept, and is something Neil is very happy with.”
The complete range of Paragon models, from the 8" Splash up to the 22" Ride, are available in Brilliant or Natural Finish. Handcrafted from SABIAN B20 bronze, all Paragon cymbals are quality protected by the SABIAN Two-Year Warranty. There is no additional charge for Brilliant Finish.
Cymbal Facts NP0805B 8” Paragon Splash NP1005B 10” Paragon Splash NP1302B 13” Paragon Hats NP1402B 14” Paragon Hats NP1608B 16” Paragon Crash NP1808B 18” Paragon Crash NP1916B 19” Paragon Chinese NP2008B 20” Paragon Crash NP2016B 20” Paragon Chinese NP2016BD 20” Paragon Diamondback Chinese NP2214B 22” Paragon Ride NP5005B Paragon Performance Set NP5005BE Paragon Effects Pack NP5006B Paragon Complete Set-Up NP1005BSP Paragon Splash ‘N’ Stacker Pack
Available in Natural and Brilliant Finish.Posted on 15 Jan 2010 01:08 to category : Instruments News
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