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.