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Drums & Percussion
Heavy Hi-Hat Cymbals
Heavy Hi-Hat Cymbals
While most cymbals are meant for accents, hi-hat cymbals are typically used for the purpose of keeping a short, "chick"-like sound to maintain a steady groove. For most rock genres, heavy hi-hat cymbals are the best choice because they're designed to be heard over higher-volume mixes. Here, you'll come across a wide variety of heavy hi-hat cymbals from leading brands like Paiste, Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl and countless others. Each of these companies put a great deal of time and passion into their heavy hi-hat cymbals, which is why this catalog features so many top sellers.
If you're a casual hobbyist who holds occasional jams with buddies, we'll suggest starting your search with some of the more affordable heavy hi-hat cymbal pairs here. For example, the Meinl Classics Powerful Soundwave Hi-Hat Cymbals is a reasonably-priced pair that delivers a sizzling open sound with a moderate decay. Another terrific choice for value-concious drummers is the Sabian 14" AA Rock Hi-Hat Cymbals. Loud and penetrating, these cymbals can handle hard-hitting whacks and thwacks and continue to sound powerful for many years to come.
Of course, drummers who have serious aspirations will be happy to know that there are plenty of high-end hi-hat pairs on today's market. Shimmering beauties like the Paiste 2002 Heavy Hi-Hat (Pair) are favored among modern rock beat keepers for their versatility and durability. Or maybe you want a hi-hat sound that's similar to a legend's - in which case, feast your eyes on the Istanbul Agop Lenny White Signature Epoch Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair. Heavy, dark and easy to control, these cymbals produce a very clear "chick" that will impress any veteran of the stage.
It's a worthy argument to say that the hi-hat is the most important cymbal in any drum set. For this reason, every drummer needs to choose their hi-hat cymbals with careful consideration to personal taste. So keep in mind that if you like to play hard and loud, your best bet is to go with heavy hi-hat cymbals - and when you're ready to upgrade your kit with a new pair, this is the section to visit.