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Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair  

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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

Features
  • Developed with Akira Jimbo
  • Unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half
Warranty
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
RA#
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 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (3)
  • Explosive attack (3)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

ZILDJIAN K SERIES AS ALWAYS ONE OF THE BEST!!!

By JETT

from NORTH HILLS, CA.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

      As always, Musician's Friend shipped immediately and the product arrived with no damage and as advertised.

       
      5.0

      Best pair Ive ever owned

      By Rickie Ricardo

      from Flint MI

      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

          Amazing hi hat sound

          By Drum guy

          from New York

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Awesome Chick
          • Multi Musical Uses
          • Smooth Sounding

          Cons

          • Not Owning One

          Best Uses

          • Any Use

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          These hats truly have multiple uses
          They can do metal as well as jazz to funk
          You can be confident that this is beyond hype and it's awesome to own them

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST EVER

          By josh-o

          from manchvegas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Explosive Attack
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everything

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          so i bought these about 2 months ago, the only thing that scared me was the price tag. Needless to say i will never buy another pair of hi hats again, ive put these next to a couple different pairs of hi quality hi hats, they all sound like junk next to the hybrids. Ive read some reviews complaining about the thickness and durability of these pups... if you know how to play drums these things will never break on you. However if all you know how to do is smash, you probably already play sabians and might want to stick to those, leave these (BAMF) hi hats for the real drummers

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          pleasantly surprised

          By slate7

          from Myrtle beach,SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Great Sizzle

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Versatile

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          I treated myself to new hi-hats.And these hybrids are AWESOME. They have a great clean chick when closing them with your foot. Nice stick articulation,and I love how you slowly open them up to build dynamics,they just sizzle! If you can afford the price, they will bring you pleasure for years to come. Treat yourself.

           
          5.0

          How can u go wrong with K Custom Hybrid

          By rhukka

          from Nashville

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          K Custom Hybrid the best sound, great price, You guys always have the best sales.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Definitely Worth The Money

          By Ronald Stepien

          from Windber, PA

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          This line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals are nothing short of amazing. As a general rule in life, you get what you pay for, & these hi-hats are worth every penny. I play classic rock, oldies, some never rock & alittle blues. The K Custom Hybrid's fit in perfectly with everything that I play. There appearance is impressive & stunning. The sound is crisp & sweet. When played semi-open, they produce a beautiful swish. These hats also produce an incredible brand of ear candy when open-closed. I love the extra quarter inch on the 14's as well. It was a dream come true when my wife bought these for me for my birthday. Some people say that these hi-hats are somewhat thin, not so much. When I received them I checked that out right away & they have a nice weight to them. I've been playing them at gigs & they hold up fantastic & clean up well with just a hot, damp washcloth & towel to wipe off the lumber & stick markings. I don't want to play my other hi-hats, just these because I love them. I give my highest recommendation to this line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals & hope to buy more in this line very soon.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Hi-Hats!

          By Kerry Woodson

          from Kentucky

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          These hi-hats are a must have! They go well with any genre of music and are very durable. I own the 14.25 inch pair and I don't regret buying these. They may be a bit pricey but, I expect them to last. You get what you pay for and with these hi-hats the high quality shows in the construction and the sound!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          WOW! That's one Incredible CHICK!

          By Rick Sterner

          from Sacramento

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

          I really like the un-lathed/lathed design. As I strike the hats starting at the outer edge and then strike closer and closer to the bell, there are just so many different sounds I an create. I'm going to look at the Hybrid crash to complete my cymbal upgrades.
          These hats are amazing. The first time I stepped on the pedal, the chick blew me away. What a difference from the Sabian Xs hats these replaced. The un-lathed center produces a rich bell sound no matter where I strike it. Striking them tightly closed, a little loose or open give me a huge variety of sonic possibilities. The slightly smaller 13.25" size and light top hat make these move really fast.
          Once I polished them up, they look great. (Out of the box, they were covered with tarnished finger prints). They definitely look hand made by an experienced artisan.
          Sure, they are expensive, but the variety and quality of the sounds these produce make them more that worth the investment.

          (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!

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