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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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

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  • Developed with Akira Jimbo
  • Unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Avedis Zildjian Company Warranty Statement

As of October 1, 2009, all Zildjian Cymbals are guaranteed against manufacturer's defects for two (2) years from the date of original purchase.
For warranty claims outside the U.S., contact your local Zildjian distributor. Click here for the international distributor locator.
Warranty Process
Cymbals that show factory defects within two years of their original purchase are eligible for examination at our factory. Zildjian experts will evaluate the damage and issue a replacement cymbal, unless it appears the damage is related to improper use or care.

If you believe your cymbal has a factory defect:
1. Contact Zildjian to obtain a Return Authorization number (RA#), via telephone: 781-871-2200.
2. Indicate the location of the damage on the cymbal with a piece of tape.
3. Make a photocopy of your original numbered and dated sales receipt.
4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
5. Ship the package to:
Avedis Zildjian Company
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22 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061

A Cymbal will not be replaced if:
1. It has been misplayed, dropped, played with excessive force or treated abusively.
2. The center hole is worn due to improper stand set-up or abusive play.
3. The cymbal was bought second-hand or used in a lease program.
4. The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.
5. More than two years have passed since the cymbal was purchased.

Warranty Notes:
• Cost of shipping a damaged cymbal to Zildjian is the customers responsibility.
• Factory evaluations take approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
• Cymbals that do not meet the warranty guidelines will be returned to customer.
• Cost of shipping a replacement or damaged cymbal back to the customer will be covered by Zildjian.


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ZildjianK Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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The Ultimate Set of Hi-Hats

I just recently purchased a pair of these hi-hats and they blew my out of the water!! They are SO versatile and can be used in absolutely ANY kind of situation! They sound...Read complete review

I just recently purchased a pair of these hi-hats and they blew my out of the water!! They are SO versatile and can be used in absolutely ANY kind of situation! They sound fabulous.....even the sound samples on Zildjian's website sound amazing....worth every penny!!!

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Great sound, slightly fragile

I tried these out in the store and after the first hit I loved them. Very crisp sound, both closed, and slightly open. My only problem with them is that after a year...Read complete review

I tried these out in the store and after the first hit I loved them. Very crisp sound, both closed, and slightly open. My only problem with them is that after a year and a half of regular play (2 hours of band practice twice a week, I'm in two bands, with gigs about 2 times a month) the top cymbal had two fractures in it and had to be replaced. I probably won't replace it, but buy a new set of something else. I gave it 3 stars because I love them, but they should have lasted longer.

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5.0

Great sound..

By Ryan

from undisclosed

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Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

I use to play Sabian AA and the K Custom's are definitely a upgrade.Love the sharp and crispness of the sound.The bell sounds great played loud or lightly.They have a controlled trashy sound played open. Very happy with the purchase..

 
5.0

You Get What You Pay For!

By black dragon

from saratoga springs, NY

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • just about any genre or style

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

    They say quality is remembered long after price is forgotten. I sincerely hope so 'cause these babies ain't cheap. Are they "the best hi hats in the world"? Very doubtful. Besides, that evaluation is largely subjective. What can be said with confidence is: these hats are precision musical instruments. Not surprisingly, engineering and manufacturing quality are not even remote issues. I purchased the 13-1/4" set to use with my Sonor maple jungle kit and am quite pleased. Great stick, great definition, bright and penetrating, (without any disconcerting, small-hat overtones,) yet retaining a solid brush-stroke of that iconic K series darkness - quite a feat, really. For the perspective buyer the question is one of sound appeal not sound quality. The "feel" under the stick is unquestionably superior and the distinctive "chick" delivered with the help of the "crimped" edge bottom cymbal will raise your eyebrows in approval. One more thing: they are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, too!

     
    5.0

    Best pair Ive ever owned

    By Rickie Ricardo

    from Flint MI

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    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        These are my third pair of hats that ive ever owned and i do believe in third lucks charm. The do sound as good as they look! I love the traditional/brilliant mix on these beauties. These things together give the best stick definition they way i play my diddles on closed hi hats. I also beat the tar out of these everyday and they stand up to my abuse. Gotta love the "chick" they give when i play quarter notes with my left foot as well. All around great pair!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        13.25 k custom hybrids

        By Roman Horvath

        from Youngstown, Oh

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        If you are a fan of smaller hi-hats, these are awesome! They have a beautiful sound with no odd-toned overtones (as on many 13" hi-hats I've tried), and can be played with just about anything but very heavy rock; due to the medium-thin top cymbal. Nice defined chick sound and good definition. I ended up using these as my main hi-hats and paired them with the 14" A mastersounds as my auxillary hi-hats and they work perfect together! They also sound great with the 21" k custom hybrid ride. If you play heavier rock, check out the 13" Paiste signature soundedge; they are a bit heavier and are very cutting, but do not have the overall "warm-tone" like these hybrids!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bright, but not tight

        By ADAM TEWS

        from Seattle, WA

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        These hats have a nice, bright sound to them. When compared to the Sabian AAX hats I was playing previously, they sound brilliant; however, over time, I found that the closed stick sound was loose (had to almost stand on the pedal to get the "tic" sound), and the chick wasn't very tight. These hats would be brilliant in any application where they're primarily played slightly open, where a bright, cutting sound is desired.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great sound, slightly fragile

        By Floyd

        from Kenosha, WI

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        I tried these out in the store and after the first hit I loved them. Very crisp sound, both closed, and slightly open. My only problem with them is that after a year and a half of regular play (2 hours of band practice twice a week, I'm in two bands, with gigs about 2 times a month) the top cymbal had two fractures in it and had to be replaced. I probably won't replace it, but buy a new set of something else. I gave it 3 stars because I love them, but they should have lasted longer.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just incredible sounding...

        By Sean B.

        from Sacramento, CA

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        Best sounding hats I have ever owned, and I have been playing for 26 years...

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pricey, but you get what you pay for...

        By Ryan

        from TX

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        I purchased the 13 1/4" hats, and am very impressed with the quality of sounds I have gotten with them so far. They have a clean "chick" sound, and when played closed, they have super stick definition...really tight and clear. When opened up a bit, they still have lots of clarity and don't sound muddy at all. Laying into them makes them come alive, and they've got plenty of volume for most situations, yet they're not overpowering at any volume level. Overall, a great set of hi hats, minus the steep price!

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BUY THESE!!!

        By Jeremy

        from St. Louis, MO

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        I swear these are as good as hi-hats get. I bought the 13.25" hats today and they are truly AMAZING. They have a thick chick sound. When they are open they sound so clear and clean. You could have them just barely opened or opened as far as they can go, but it doesn't matter because it sounds good no matter how they are played. Zildjian did an awsome job crafting these cymbals. I swear you will never regret buying them.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Zildjian has done it again

        By Natey Q

        from North Collins, New York

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        I purchased the 13 1/4" hats and absolutly love them. The Sitck defination was the biggest seller to me besides the size (I love a smaller size hat). Odly enough, the custom K's fit into any style of music, blues, country, rock whatever you want to do these hats will produce. The top cymbal is a little on the thin side so if that worries you, try out the A mastersounds, but as long as your not hitting your hats with hammer-like force, no worries. A little pricey but worth it!

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