Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Hi-Hat Top features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending on ... Read More
Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Hi-Hat Top 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
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I have played all styles from theater, to jazz to metal and these hats have made it so I don't have to carry around 5 different pairs or hats with me. Outer half giving a "wet" cymbal sound with it's dark over tones and the inside giving a cutting bell and controlled "A custom" sound. Perfect cymbal for anyone. beginner, professional or school.
When I first tried this hybrid hi hat, I was a little hesitant and didnt really know what to expect. After playing with these bad boys for a little bit, the crisp clean sound grew on me. While the top cymbal may be on the pricey side, the sound that you get if you play this cymbal correct is beautiful. If youre hesitant about buying like myself, try it out.
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