Gear

Zildjian 3 Hat Packs Expand Hi-Hat Colors

I had a friend named Andy Florio who was a cymbal freak. He literally had more bronze in his house than you could find in a Turkish bazaar. Andy has since passed on, but if he were alive today I bet he would be all over the new hi-hat box sets coming out of Zildjian these days.

Designed to promote mixing and matching of hi-hat pairs, these two new 3 Hat Packs ultimately deliver new sounds for drummers to play with. The 14" 3 Hat Pack (MSRP $969) features the legendary A Zildjian New Beat hi-hat pair. In this standard pairing, a medium weight top cymbal on top of a heavy bottom cymbal provides a powerful balance of bright overtones. The addition of a 14" K Custom Dark top hi-hat cymbal offers the darker K Zildjian colors.

In contrast, the 15" 3 Hat Pack (MSRP $1,114) features the 15" K Light hi-hat pair. In this standard light pairing, a medium thin weight top cymbal on top of a medium weight bottom cymbal provides a warm balance of dark overtones. The addition of a 15" A Zildjian New Beat Top provides brighter A Zildjian colors.

When using all three cymbals in the pack in every possible combination, drummers are provided with six distinct set up options that range from a lighter dark blend to a bright and full bodied tonal center. The variations also impact stick definition, chick performance, and overall dynamic range.

Please log in to comment.

Commenting is currently only available to the DRUM! community. Sign up today!.