Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. 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.
Medium bright, full, warm. Medium wide range, balanced, clean mix. Even feel. Clear, full open sound. Clean, balanced chick sound. A very good all-purpose hi-hat.
Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.
The 14″ K Constantinople HiHats have received a makeover. Incorporating the same features as the new 15”, 17”, and 19” K Constantinople Crashes, the HiHats now utilize new hammering techniques allowing the cymbal to open up with more dark overtones, distinction, and musicality than ever before. The new pin lathe, added to the top and bottom of each cymbal, serves as an additional tonal groove, adding to the overall complexity of the sound produced. Additionally, the new pin lathe enhances the visual appearance of these cymbals adding a vintage look of the Ks of the past.
The 14” Hihats have a medium-thin top and a medium bottom.
The Sabian Vault Artisan Hi-Hat cymbals feature a high-density hand-hammered design that translates into the inspired Sabian sound your kit needs.
DW 9000 Series Hi-Hats utilize a patented Double Eccentric Cam (shown left) that increases the sensitivity of the footboard in relation to cymbal movement, resulting in a unique, incredibly fast and responsive feel. (U.S. Patent No. 5266733)
The Infinitely Adjustable Locking Spring Tension feature (also shown left) allows for precise adjustment to offset the weight of the top cymbal, creating a customized feel. (Infinite Adjusting Spring Tension on 9500 and 9502LB)
Unique pairing, modeled after Steve Gadd’s personal HiHats. The HiHats feature a slightly undersized (13 15/16″), medium weight top cymbal and a medium-thin bottom cymbal. A crucial aspect of Steve’s playing style, the HiHats also have an exceptionally controlled foot feel, capable of producing a full range of dynamic sounds using just the foot. Ideal for any playing or recording situation.
Brilliant, warm, full, high pitched. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Bright, strong, full open sound. Crisp, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for energetic playing. A rock classic.
Warm, full, brilliant. Fairly wide range, balanced mix. Soft, responsive feel. Warm, full open sound. Defined, solid chick sound. Versatile all-round hi-hat with definitive classic sound.
Possessed of the same deep, dark, warm, low-pitched tonal characteristics associated with K Zildjians. But featuring the distinctive fast, clean Mastersound “chick”.
Hammered groves in the bottom cymbal of these HiHat pairs rapidly vent trapped air for a fast, clean and clear “chick” sound.
Based on requests from players for a lighter weight version of our heralded K HiHats, these K Light HiHats have a medium thin top paired with a medium bottom to give them a dark and slightly delicate feel with a light blend of overtones. Good for most applications including rock, pop, country and jazz.
Bright, crisp response is highly versatile, with clean sticking when closed, and a solid wash of sound when open.