Sabian NP1916B 19" Paragon Chinese Cymbal
Sabian’s 19 Paragon Chinese cymbal is a very popular cymbal is used by many professional drummers thanks to a very bright sounding cymbal with the trashy sound associated with China cymbals. In fact, the cymbal was actually introduced to the world by drummer Neil Peart who happens to be an expert in creating unusual sounds. It’s one of the fastest speaking cymbals I’ve ever heard and has a fast decay for a 19 inch cymbal. And while a China cymbal this big often starts to sound like a gong, this pick maintains its trashy sound all the way.
The cymbal is fairly thin but it’s extremely well made with durability in mind. The unusual thing about this cymbal is its understated look. It looks less mature than it sounds and you can barely see the label. However, once you hear it you’ll be suitably impressed! It still has the traditional design with the inverted bell and up-turned edge, and is priced similar to other high-end cymbals on my list.