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Designed with Rodney Holmes's personal inspirations in mind—fast and powerful, yet intelligent and sensitive.
The Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hats feature a unique pairing, designed with Rodney Holmes' personal inspirations in mind. Solid, strong chick sound with tight stick response and plenty of presence.
"The idea I had for the spectrum hi-hats were similar to the concept I had for the spectrum ride. I wanted to have a pair of hats that I could use no matter how heavy the music, or how delicate. Crisp, but full. Clean, yet earthy. Cutting, while being warm at the same time. Able to drive aggressive grooves without getting in the way, but is still able to splash and color. Fast and powerful, yet intelligent and sensitive. Some call it a contradiction. But I call it completeness."—Rodney Holmes
Be able to drive aggressive grooves, and add a splash and color with these hats. Order today.
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Comments about Meinl Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hat Cymbals:
My last set was a pair of Zildjian 14" ZXT Titanium Rock hi-hats, which, apart from being wickedly bright-sounding, were finally starting to crack on me after 9+ years of wailing on them. At that point, I knew it was time for a serious upgrade, so I sought a pair of hats that were more well-balanced than my Zildjians. After looking at and listening to a ton of Meinl's hi-hats, I finally settled on this pair.
First off, these are beautiful, interesting cymbals just by looking at them. There is a circular, almost hypnotic pattern of lathed and unlathed sections on both cymbals. From what I could gather, this helps balance out the tones these cymbals produce.
And speaking of tones, when I hit these for the first time in every way possible, I was like, "Now THIS is what hi-hats should sound like!" They sounded LEAGUES better than my Zildjians; they are much darker, but not too dark. They still have that bright shimmer with a touch of earthiness to them. Their "chik" sound when pedaling is very well defined, and open/closed playing is quite literally a snap. They are aggressive and loud enough for my metal playing, yet delicate enough for light jazz.
Rodney Holmes really nailed it with these hats; they are perfectly balanced for any kind of playing style. I am very satisfied with this purchase.