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  • Zildjian K Custom  Hybrid HiHat 13.25"

    Zildjian K Custom Hybrid HiHat 13.25" - sanjuro's review

    11/29/09

    These Hi hats are from Akira Jimbo's hybrid line.  I actually think that they are 1/4 inch bigger than 13's (not that its that big of a deal).  When I first saw the hybrid lines, it seemed like a good idea.  I figured it was a bit gimmicky because it…

  • Paiste 505 Hit-Hat 14"

    Paiste 505 Hit-Hat 14" - sanjuro's review

    10/11/09

    This was the first set of hi hats I ever bought, and I still occaisionally gig with them today.  The 505's are a really interesting line because people often mistake them for the 2002's.  The 505's are considered lower quality, but have an extremely …

  • Zildjian K/Z Special HiHat Pair 13"

    Zildjian K/Z Special HiHat Pair 13" - sanjuro's review

    10/10/09

    Zildjian K/Z hi hats are some of the best.  They are very common, but I still feel like the K/Z combo produces a certain unique characteristic that I am always pleasantly surprised to hear.  I have never owned a pair because I always had a set of K m…

  • Zildjian K Mastersound HiHat Pair 14"

    Zildjian K Mastersound HiHat Pair 14" - sanjuro's review

    10/10/09

    The Zildjian K master sounds are definitely one of the most versatile pairs of hi hats available.  These stand out even when compared to other K's and K customs, which says quite a lot.  I have never played any other sizes, but I used 14 inch master …

  • Sabian HHX Groove Hats 14"

    Sabian HHX Groove Hats 14" - sanjuro's review

    10/07/09

    I am a huge advocate of the HHX line, and one of my favorite examples of why this line kills are the Groove Hats.  Funk and groovy rock/jazz are my favorite styles to play, and that is what these cymbals are marketed for.  They certainly deliver on a…

  • Istanbul Agop Sultan Hi-Hats 13"

    Istanbul Agop Sultan Hi-Hats 13" - sanjuro's review

    09/25/09

    The Istanbul cymbals are all great.  I have played agops for years and loved every one.  However, the only piece that has earned a permanent spot in my setup are these Mehmet Sultans.  Usually the agop signatures are considered to be top of the line,…

  • Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14"

    Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14" - sanjuro's review

    09/24/09

    The Zildjian A New Beat hi hats are an impressive pair of cymbals.  While they have a very chunky, heavy sound, they are surprisingly versatile.  I think I have seen these hats more than any other in professional environments, such as in recording st…

  • Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14"

    Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14" - Audiofanzine FR's review

    03/08/09

    (Originally written by minix/translated from Audiofanzine FR) Good sounding hi-hats. I bought them secondhand in 2004. The sound is quite heavy, like the HH themselves (especially the bottom hat). The "chick" sound is very powerful It so…

  • Zildjian A Custom Mastersound HiHat 15"

    Zildjian A Custom Mastersound HiHat 15" - FateFelledVictim's review

    11/04/08

    I have been using the A Custom Mastersound hihats for about 2 months, and these hats are phenomenal. They look amazing and sound great. I have been looking through all the manufacturers and all the different kinds of cymbals to get the perfect hihats…

  • Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14"

    Zildjian A New Beat HiHat 14" - FateFelledVictim's review

    10/06/08

    On a starting note I have to say that the Zildjian A Series New Beat hihats are some of the most popular hihat cymbals in the drumming world. I owned a set when I first started and got rid of them about a year later. These cymbals can span across alm…