Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hat Cymbals

Get the power of a 14 inch hi-hat combined with the control of a 13 inch hi-hat when you pick up this beautiful cymbal from Zildjian.
Combines the power of a 14" with the control of a 13" hi-hat pair. Reverse Mastersound "Hybrid hammering" on bottom cymbal. Increased surface area on contact points between cymbals result in a warmer "chick".

Get an overview of the Zildjian K Custom Hybrid HiHat Cymbals in this video demo:
- Category: K Custom Series
- Type: hi-hats
- Size: 13"
- Weight: MT/M
- Finish: Traditional finish outer half, Brilliant finish inner half
- Genre: country, fusion, hip hop, jazz, latin, pop, R&B, rock, world, educators, marching, concert band , orchestral, percussion
- Skill level: advanced, expert, intermediate
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
13 Inch, K1213, Pair
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZIL K1213
14 Inch, K1224, Pair
Shipping Weight: 5.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZIL K1224
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-229-8672
(6 ratings)
Submitted April 13, 2011 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Could you love the sound of your hi-hat?"
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I have a couple of drum sets. I might consider a pair for the studio. Would definitely replace these with same if I had to.
Sound
I play at different sound volumes and found other HH cymbals either not responsive enough at low volume or not crisp at high volume. These cymbals give me the sound I want through the whole range. I get a greater tonal range out of my A Custom Mastersound, but on balance these are better. I play mostly funk, blues, and rock. Cymbals are responsive to sticks, rods, and brushes. Have not tried recording yet, but expect they will work fine for most songs.
Features
The hybrid construction gives darker tones with high volume and bright tones at low volume.
Ease of Use
They sound good for the style I play. I am finding new sounds as I go. Nice to have equipment that enables me to expand my style.
Quality
These are well made and look good. I use them with my gig set.
Value
Cymbals are way expensive. That said, these are appropriately priced within the quality range of other products.
The Wow Factor
Had my eye on these since trying them in a local drum shop. I knew I wanted the sound if and when I could afford it. I think they command a certain amount of respect from other drummers.
Musical Background:
Hobbyist and active musician
Musical Style:
Rock, funk, blues, rockabilly
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