Do artists really influence the designs of the cymbals that bear their names? And, if they do, by what process does a drummer design a cymbal?
We sat down recently with Sabian's west coast artist relations director Chris Stankee to discuss the design of a new Chinese cymbal with Neil Peart. You'll see how over the course of two years Neil and Chris worked together, They would receive new prototypes, test the, take them on the road, and then ask the factory for changes. With each generation of the design, this cymbal got closer and closer to what Neil heard in his head.
You can see the whole story of Paragon cymbals on youtube.