I needed another set of hats to play on my double bass kit so I chose to buy the Zildjians. l Iiked the price and Zildjians great reputation a quality cymbal makers. I puchased them at musiciansfriend.com for 89.00
The only thing I liked was the finish. They are very handsome cymbals, but this was decieving...
I initially played a pair of 14" Sabian B8s. They were cheaper than Zildjian and sounded great. The zildians were flimsy and soft. They weren't as crisp as the Sabians. Within the first 1/2 hour of playing the ZBTs I noticed small dents on the edges of the top hi hat that my stick was hitting. This was unacceptable.
Soft, unusually bendable. Great looking finish.
A horrible cymbal - bottom line--. Don't buy this. If you need a cheap pair of hats fo with the Sabian B8s. They are cheaper and will last an eternity longer than the ZBTs.
How long have you use it?
I do not use it, it was included in the ZBT Rock pack and I preferred to keep my old cymbals composed of two different bottom. I tried to keep only one of the two elements, but no, that was impossible.
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Goodies: robustness, plus I can lend without fear me that the abyss.
Cons: only one in fact, its simply. There treble frequencies that attack the ear, just the same as MP3 compressed too, very tiring and irritating short term.
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
More, even all brands of low-end, no never had these horrific overtones.
How would you rate the quality / price ratio.
Bad, this cymbal is unusable.
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
It's a shame because the rest of the set is decent ... I will not repeat that choice. I buy my used cymbals and I do not take the entry level, there's no mystery if you want a good sound of cymbals must pay the price.