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Sabian Paragon Brilliant finish cymbals with a custom Steampunk design applied by the factory: 10-inch splash (x2); 16-inch (x2), 18 & 20-inch crashes; 14-inch hi-hats; 22-inch ride; 14-inch Artisan Brilliant X-hats; 8-inch splash (mounted above the hats); 20-inch china beneath a 20-inch Diamondback china (cymbal with the jingles and rivets); 19-inch china.
“We have Sabian brilliant Paragons. I clean Neil’s cymbals every day. With the old natural finish Paragons, after about six or seven shows I’d pretty much have them down to a brilliant finish anyway from buffing all the metal out of them.
“The only drawback of that is they’d break because you’re drawing metal out every time you’re cleaning them. With the brilliant finish they buff them at the factory and make them so durable. I’ve had this set of cymbals since the start of this leg of the tour and we haven’t broken one. And he hits very hard.
“We’ve got the gears on top of the cymbals because we have an overhead camera and it plays to the steampunk theme. We use all the same type of graphics on the shells, copper and chrome leaf inlays.”