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Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair   

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The Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Pair are the world's most popular and versatile cymbals. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin,...Read More

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All-purpose combination of stick and 'chick' sounds.

The Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Pair are the world's most popular and versatile cymbals. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, it is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.


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ZildjianA Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair
 
4.8

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)
  • Responsive feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a Pair !

I bought my first pair of 14" New Beats in 1988, and still play them to this day. I wanted a second pair of hats, as a matter of convenience, so...Read complete review

I bought my first pair of 14" New Beats in 1988, and still play them to this day. I wanted a second pair of hats, as a matter of convenience, so I went shopping, and nothing I tried sounded as good as what I already had, so I ended up getting a new, second pair of Zildjian A 14" New Beat Hi-Hat cymbals, and I'm glad I did. They don't sound exactly the same as my old ones, but they still offer the same versatility, and possess the same level of sound quality and feel, as my original pair. I'm sure there are other good hats out there, but the 14" New Beats just sound "right" to me. So there you have it.

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Disappointed

I was very disappointed with these. I'm typically a Zildjian man and have heard nothing but praise about the new beat hi-hats. I have A Series all around (16" thin...Read complete review

I was very disappointed with these. I'm typically a Zildjian man and have heard nothing but praise about the new beat hi-hats. I have A Series all around (16" thin crash, 18" medium thin crash, 18" crash ride) except for my hi hats which are Sabian B8's, and while they're decent, especially for the price, I was looking to complete a cohesive set of A Series Cymbals. I was eager to take these out of the box and install them onto the stand, but was horrified by what I heard upon playing them. Not only are they incredibly shrill and high pitched, but there is a terrible ringing sound that accompanies the tone, and they're somewhat noisy as well. I was so displeased with them that I returned them and am sticking with my $80 B8's for now, and this is coming from a Zildjian person.

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5.0

Only Zildjian for me

By Papa

from Indianapolis area

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Works well in any venue

    Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    Have use Zildjians since I was fianlly able to afford them, lo so many years ago.

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    5.0

    Top flight hi-hat

    By BB the musician

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Auditorium with difficult acoustics.
      • Full band

      Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

      Remarkable improvement from our previous kit's hi-hats. Attack was sharp and clear and balanced as well as improved responsiveness for opening and closing. Can't go wrong.

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      5.0

      Great pair of hats!

      By JackinTexas

      from Dallas Texas

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

          Great pair of hats and the chick is awesome. Can't go wrong with these. I got the 13", but have played both and decided to go with something different for me for a change. I've played 14" for years. Love these hats and looking forward to many years of service.

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          5.0

          Great pair of hats!

          By JackinTexas

          from Lewisville, Texas (Dallas)

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Bright Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

              I got the 13" pair and love them! I had a pair of 12" special recording hats and these beat them hands down in my opinion. Very nice chick and nice wash when partially open. Wouldn't trade them for anything....well, you get the point. I think the other 70 something reviews are all in agreement as 4 or 5 star hats.

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              5.0

              The only pair you'll ever need.

              By Eric Filtro

              from Panama City, Panama

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              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Explosive Attack
              • Focused Crash
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Concerts
                • Recording
                • Rock

                Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                These were the first pair of hi-hats I bought. I've had them for 22 years. I've played hundreds of gigs, recordings, and practices. These are immortal. Great sound. I guess they have acquired a darker sound over the years, and I love them now more so. I don't need any other pair of hi-hats. These will do the trick for any gig, recording, and music type.

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                5.0

                Well worth the Money

                By Clinter

                from Paso Robles CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                    I really loved my old zildjian hi hats that I've had forever, but I couldn't resist a sale price for the New Beats. What a difference! Cut to the chase, buy the good stuff and sound like a pro. These hats are unbelievable!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    some of the best hats ever.

                    By JoeyT

                    from Charlottesville, VA

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                    Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                    These hi hats are extremely versatile, but i may not reccomend them to a metal or rock player playing them partially opened, as they may sound clangy. I use them primarily in a jazz setting. the chick is very cutting loud, and clean. best chick i've heard from a pair of hats. These hats are probably best used in a jazz, rock (closed), funk, or any other situation besides metal. Very musical cymbals, great for hihat grooves, but if you're wash riding with them partially open they may begin to sound clangy (it DOES vary from pair to pair though.)

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    What a Pair !

                    Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                    I bought my first pair of 14" New Beats in 1988, and still play them to this day. I wanted a second pair of hats, as a matter of convenience, so I went shopping, and nothing I tried sounded as good as what I already had, so I ended up getting a new, second pair of Zildjian A 14" New Beat Hi-Hat cymbals, and I'm glad I did. They don't sound exactly the same as my old ones, but they still offer the same versatility, and possess the same level of sound quality and feel, as my original pair. I'm sure there are other good hats out there, but the 14" New Beats just sound "right" to me. So there you have it.

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                    5.0

                    Best Zildjian Hi-Hats Ever Made!

                    By Brilliant Bob

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                    I bought these cymbals used, and I got to tell you, these hi-hats sound better than other hi-hats made from Zildjian. They make a clean "chick" sound and sounds goos when it's slightly open. I play jazz, rock, and latin and these cymbals make my playing 10 times better than the hi-hats that I was using earlier.

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                    5.0

                    Great hats!

                    By Drummer11-ZSU2U

                    from Oklahoma

                    Comments about Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                    I bought these used off a friend. They are without a doubt the best hi-hats I've ever used. My favorite feature is the loud and defined "CLICK" you get from playing them closed! The loose and open sounds are fairly generic in relation to other hi-hats but in a good way. These things are THICK & HEAVY! Overall, great hats!

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