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  • Which hats better to all-around use? 13" K/Z or 15" K

    I`ve been looking for nice pair of used "all-around" hihats for a while and so far I have been offered 13 inch K/Zs and 15 inch(!) basic Ks.
    Tomorrow I
    Groooving like a horse!

  • #2
    13" K/Z's are a great set of hats. I like them alot.
    Gibson Les Paul standard
    Gibson flying V
    Martin D41 special *for sale*
    Marshall JMP 2204
    Peavey 5150
    Conaway drums
    Sabian cymbals

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    • #3
      Better all-around use would be a 14", 13's are getting more popular for there tight and brighter sound, but still are not that usable. I haven't seen much 15's being used. also play paiste!
      While the guitarist rips, the bassist sews and the drummer stitches.

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      • #4
        I've been using 13" K/Z hats for over ten years. Great all around hats in every genre of music ... klezmer to metal.

        15" hats are a little odd - but give them a listen. They might be the sound your looking for.

        good luck.

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        • #5
          Hi.
          Thanks for answers.
          I went to check out those 15" Ks earlier today but I didnt like them a lot. And the seller overpriced them out of my budjet so I probably go with K/Zs.

          How about Sabian 14" HH regular hats? Has any of you tried them?
          Groooving like a horse!

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          • #6
            Sabian HH are very nice. I recently got a set. Try the HH and Kz's and see what ya like
            Gibson Les Paul standard
            Gibson flying V
            Martin D41 special *for sale*
            Marshall JMP 2204
            Peavey 5150
            Conaway drums
            Sabian cymbals

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kang
              .....and crisp, maybe not suited for sloshy metal, but I could.....


              Actually metal is a genre that I'm playing the least! So I don`t need that "kling kling" sound out of my hats.
              Groooving like a horse!

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              • #8
                go 13" kz
                they are just incredible hats
                most verstile & best souding ive ever heard

                i love them so much i have an exact set as main hats on left & as
                a secondary set on a remote hi hat stand to my right

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                • #9
                  Though i use 13 new beats by Zildjian, i will not say to you what to use because of my preference. There is no standard of cymbal size to style of music, only what people are used to hearing. go with what you think sounds good to you. Your practiced technique will win over a flashy drumset or popular gear. An instrument is only as good as the person using it.
                  One disadvantage I found about larger sized hi-hats. The stand seem to geta little sluggish with the heavier, larger hats.
                  Good luck.
                  Drumming: A unique instrument that allows musicians to express the blinding rage of a mad man and the disciplined experience of a classically trained pianist.

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                  • #10
                    Sorry for the late reply, but I like a 14" hi hat..... it's just the right sound for most songs (for me).

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                    • #11
                      im gonna agree with you, tweedie... i have a set of 13 and 14 avedis zildjians... late 60's and early 70's respectively, the 14's being very heavy, new beats... i liek teh 14's best, but thats me...
                      my p0asting days were numb bird... now im done... bye.

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