Sabian Neil Peart Signature Paragon Performance Cymbal Set - NP5005N
Sabian’s Paragon cymbals were designed with the help of legendary rock drummer Neal Peart, who is known for his extensive cymbal setup and original sounds. The Paragon Performance Set is a smaller version of the full Paragon Set. This set includes all of the essentials including 14-inch hi hats, a 16-inch crash, and 22-inch ride. These cymbals are made from Sabian’s B20 metal and produce a bright sound along with a unique finish that’s more traditional in nature with a little bit of brilliance to it. Although the understated look is a little dull, some drummers prefer it specifically because of the lack of flash.
These are medium weight cymbals and each individual cymbal in the set is matched well to its counterparts. These cymbals have a pinpoint lathing on the top for articulation with a more traditional lathing on the bottom which gives them a full tone. The cymbals in this set pair well with others because they bring a unique voice that provides an alternative color. It’s worth noting there’s also a more extensive Paragon set available with more cymbals, a hard shell flight case, and a much larger price tag.