Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair  14-1/4

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Professional cymbal with multiple tonal options.

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.

The innovative "Hybrid Hammering" on the hi-hat results in reverse Mastersound grooves by hammering into the bottom of the cymbal from the opposite side. This results in increased surface area contact between the top and bottom cymbals, and a warmer chick and wash than normal Mastersound hammering. Akira specified the 13-1/4" size to combine the power of a 14" size and the control of a 13".

"Maximum versatility is the main idea with the Hybrid series. I worked with Zildjian to design a line of cymbals where brilliance and darkness coexist. I think the sound we came up with sets the new standard for the 21st Century."--Akira Jimbo

  • Developed with Akira Jimbo
  • Unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half
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one word....AWESOME

By Nate McClure

from Lewis Center, OH

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

If you're in the market for new hi hats definitely check these out. I picked up the entire K Custom Hybrid line when they came out from the ZIldjian Sound vault at PASIC a few years ago, so I've had some time to reflect on using these cymbals past the shock and awe stage of taking them home initially. The hats I own are the original 13.25", however I have also used the 14.25" hats. Words cannot do justice to these awesome versatile cymbals. I have yet to find a time when they don't fit with the music I'm playing. Whether it's orchestral, jazz, rock, blues, metal they can fit in. The chick is crisp, loud and well defined. The open "sizzle" position is awesome it sits perfectly, in fact this is my favorite sound from these cymbals, I can only imagine what adding a cluster of rivets would do to these babies. Completely open is nice and controlled but still gives you that sloshy K feel. They really give you the best of bright and dark tonalities depending on how you play them. I know some people prefer other hats but for me these sound like perfection and work with my style of music and playing. Definitely money well spent. Did I mention they work great both live and in the studio.

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By I-L-Lone

from Santa Rosa

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

I'm very happy with my hats; they have a sound that fits everything I do. They work from hip-hop all the way to metal. They're awsome!

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