Soft, delicate, and subtle without being mushy. Unique, ultra warm, and dark sound, ideal for acoustic jazz and studio work. Though the "chick" sound is very dry and warm, it is full-bodied with plenty of presence. Developed in conjunction with the maestro, Elvin Jones.
The Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Pair are the world's most popular and versatile cymbals. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, it is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.
Light, crisp, subtle, very colorful. Delicate stick sound with clean "chick." Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
You'll find the Zildjian A Custom Mastersound Hi-Hat Pair the crispest, cleanest hats you've ever played. Featuring the same crisp, rich, and colorful sounds associated with the A Custom range, with a bolder, clearer "chick" sound and full-bodied overall sound. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Custom cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
The Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Pair have a fast, bright chick that cuts through. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians. 14" diameter. Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey.
The Zildjian K Custom Session Hi-Hat Cymbals were designed with Steve Gadd and feature his distinctive cymbal sound. Steve worked with the Zildjian Sound Lab for several years to reproduce the classic and sought-after sound of his cymbals. The resulting hi-hats feature a 13-15/16" medium-weight top, 14" medium-thin bottom, and have a sharp, defined "chick." Like Gadd himself, the K Custom Session cymbals are versatile enough for any playing and recording situation. Features Designed with Steve Gadd 13-15/16" medium-weight top More Info »
Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Hi-Hat Pair features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending on where the cymbal is played for a musical "darkness with brilliance" combination. The inner half features the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride, while the outer half features the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing. The unlathed section helps control the wash and sustain, making it ideal for recording and live situations. More Info »
Hammered outer edge on bottom HiHat creates radical, clean, fast "chick." This original Mastersound Hi Hat delivers the fast, clean "chick" sound of the Mastersound design in the bright, natural, full-bodied voice of the world's best-selling cymbal series. Multiple contact points created by innovative hammering along the edges allow air to vent out of the Zildjian Master Sound Hi-Hat Cymbals as they close, accentuating the "chick" effect. These hi-hats from Zildjian are ideal cymbals for rock music when maximum cut More Info »
Deep, warm, with solid "chick" sound. Low pitched; fast response. 14" pair.
These radically grooved hi-hat cymbals serve up more playing area and volume than ever before, with the innovative Zildjian "chick" sound. Warm, responsive, versatile and sophisticated, the K Mastersounds combine body, musicality, and stunning looks in one powerful package.
Based on requests from players for a lighter weight version of their heralded K hi-hats, Zildjian created the K Light hi-hats with a medium thin top paired with a medium bottom to give them a dark and slightly delicate feel with a light blend of overtones. Good for most applications including rock, pop, country, and jazz.
Ottaviano Cymbals has duplicated the "Old K" sound. These are sought out, warm, dark hi-hats. Completely hand made and hammered by one cymbal maker. Made especially for the Jazz player. Justin Ottaviano makes his own cymbals. He uses the best quality Turkish blanks. The alloy is cast bronze B20, which is 80% copper and 20% tin. He makes all of the cymbals from the shaping process to the finishing of the logos. He shapes the cymbals profile, using a special technique that More Info »
Dream Cymbals Contact Series Hi-Hats are bright with a strong chick sound. They are cutting and will propel at loud volumes. Hand hammered with a nice feel to them, they are not overbearing and are very versatile and usable in acoustic and electronic situations. Professional quality and very affordable, they are available in 14" and 15" pairs.