Sage was designed to meet the needs of extraordinary drummer, educator, creator, podcast host and gear reviewer Mike Dawson. Now the Chief Creative Officer of Drum Factory Direct and the former Managing Editor and gear reviewer of Modern Drummer, Mike Dawson has played and tested nearly every cymbal on the planet. His ear is more sensitive, refined and critical than any of us can image, and these are his signature cymbals of choice. NickyMoon painstakingly crafted these to be complex and expressive enough to represent the depth of Dawson's playing while still being bright and present enough to cut through the densest of live and studio mixes. Versatility never before imagined possible has been achieved.