The legendary New Beat HiHats are considered the most versatile HiHat cymbals in the world today. The original design was brought to us by the late, great drummer, Louie Bellson who sought a pair of HiHats with a solid beat and a perfect all-purpose combination of stick and "chick" sound. It is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.
A Zildjian cymbals began with Avedis Zildjian III. Popular music of the 1930s-1970s demanded cymbals of extreme versatility: dynamic and controllable HiHats, clean and cutting Crashes, thrilling and rich Rides, all with a loose feel and immense musicality.
The K Zildjian Sweet Collection extends the iconic K Family into a new direction of tonal colors that are dark, sweet, and responsive. K Sweet HiHats feature extensive K hammering, a thin top, extra heavy bottom and unlathed bells, giving these cymbals a dark sound with a solid chick sound and full wash.
Possessing the same deep, dark, warm, low-pitched tonal characteristics associated with the K Zildjian HiHats, these HiHats feature the distinct Mastersound hammered grooves in the bottom cymbal that rapidly vent trapped air for a fast, clean, and clear "chick" sound.
These hand crafted cymbals look as they sound dark, and complex. Reminiscent of cymbals from the 50s and 60s yet distinctly modern and relevant for today''s music, Kerope is named in honor of Kerope Zildjian, who presided over one of the most storied periods in Zildjian history.
Paiste 14 inch Traditional Medium Light Hi-hats has dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix feature. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.