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Discussion in 'Backline' started by I-Quality, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. I-Quality

    I-Quality New Metal Member

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    hey,

    long time no show on this forum, feels good to be back :)

    I want to buy a new hi hat that will also get used for rec's, and was wondering what you guys recommend?

    I'm usually just leaving it slightly open so that it doesn't sound to dry, and I don't close/open it as I don't do any special rhythms with it

    Currently I have a Paiste Alpha metal, the obvious beginner mistake, its incredibly loud and wouldn't use it under no occasion actually, even live. Problem is, here (in China) I cannot try anything so I just plunged into it at that time as I got a good deal for the package (2 crashes, 1 ride and hat).

    I'm considering the Zildjian A Custom, but there are also 2 version (mastersound and normal), price is similar.

    Any recommendation?
     
  2. ArthurD

    ArthurD Member

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    This. normal.
     
  3. greyskull

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    Which ever is the quietest!
     
  4. DullElysium

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    I like my sabian wax x-celerator hihat. But then again I don't have a lot of experience of different types of hihats. The x-celerator might be the quietest I've played and that's a plus.
     
  5. Trevoire520

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    Yeah maybe go for a 13" hat rather than the usual 14 to help bring the volume down a bit for recording
     
  6. mickrich

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    I have had best results for heavy music with A Custom or Paiste sig
     
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    +1 for the sabian x-celerator hats... splashy and not too loud
     
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    I thought K customs were like the safe zone hats- that or K on top and Z mastersound on the bottom.

    I use Z custom mastersounds and think they're alright. Going to get Avedis/Ks soon.
     
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    Love my Meinl Byzance 14" medium hats
     
  10. I-Quality

    I-Quality New Metal Member

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    damn not easier now.
    and all are the same price almost.
    guess i ll have to take a plunge,. or grab this old a custom for less than half price, but who knows how long it will last, the pic is too dark to tell if there is a crack.
    anyway thanks for the input!
     
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    Paiste Signature Sound Edges sound great to me, pretty spendy but you might be able to track down a used set. Sabian Vaults are nice as well
     
  12. ArthurD

    ArthurD Member

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    Thats it.
     
  13. EnjoiTrent

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    Meinl Soundcaster Fusion 14" hats
     
  14. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Old Zildjan K Customs. Hands down the best hat I ever miced.
     

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