Friday, March 4, 2011

Rush: Limited-edition Sabian cymbal pack signed by Neil Peart

Rush fan site RushIsABand.comreports Sabian has made available a limited-edition Paragon cymbal pack with a splash autographed by Neil Peart.

It comes with an 8" and two 10" splashes (one autographed by Peart), two 16" crashes, 18" crash, 20" crash, 22" ride, 19" and 20" Chinese, 20" Diamondback Chinese, and 13" and 14" hi-hat sets, each featuring a brilliant finish.

The cymbal pack is shipped in a free flight case featuring custom "Time Machine" tour artwork, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Little Kids Rock - a nonprofit organization that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in our public schools.

The Paragon series was designed in collaboration with Peart and blends two styles of lathing for a very balanced cymbal tone. Pinpoint lathing creates a narrower groove for a fast, lively response on the top, while the traditional AA lathing creates a wider groove for a fuller, richer tone on the bottom side.

The pack can be purchased through Musician's Friend for $3,199.99 here.

You can read a recent interview in The Daily Gleaner with Wendy Cosman — the designer of Neil Peart's "Time Machine" tour cymbals — here.

Check out Neil's story of the creation of these cymbals at the Sabian website here.

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Neil Peart – TSN Hockey theme (2010)

See also:

Rush: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of ‘Moving Pictures’ due April 5
Rush: Gibson launches Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess guitar
Rush documentary wins Golden Reel Award
Rush: Moving Pictures 5.1 surround package details