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Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair   15 in.

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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,...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (9)
  • Bright sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only pair you'll ever need.

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...Read complete review

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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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Okay but not worth the price.

    By ZeppelinM16

    from Pennsylvania

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

    I got the 14" pair with a kit that I bought and I would say that they are an average pair of hats. Nothing really special here. Decent chick and wash, but for the price, you could do better. Though I have beat the hell out of these for five years and no cracks or dings. If you can find them used for a decent price, I say go for it. However, I wouldn't buy them new or ever again. They serve their purpose, but I just think there are better options in this price range.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a Pair !

    By steverok67

    from FL

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well worth the Money

    By Clinter

    from Paso Robles CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    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!

        (2 of 2 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.)

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        These are good hi hats but...

        By yaknow...

        from PA

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

        I had zildjian z customs for the past 3 years, and I just got tired of how all they where good for really is a wash sound. I wanted something with a good chick sound, and a good was sound. These don't do both. They are great for a chick sound, but open not so much. I like these hi hats, and I suppose I'm glad I bought them, but I might sell them and buy some new ones soon. If you like to play open with your hi hats then these aren't for you. Don't do what I did and rush into buying them, and try out other things. I bought the 15 inch ones by the way.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Only Hats You'd Need

        By Monday317

        from Pittsburgh, PA

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

        There are some instruments that you can buy, and never really need anything else. A COA Supra; a Country Gent; a B-3. Instruments that continue to be made and represent the Classic Sound of their genre. Well, New Beats are the hats that do that for drumset. There's a zillion different models in this world, and for the most part, the 14" set are the classic size. Mine happen to be 15", and I'll take 'em to my grave...

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful.

        By Mike-xqOv_

        from New Jersey

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

        I'm in my school's jazz band and these are the hi-hats we use. They are perfect! They have a nice open sound and a solid chick sound. I wouldn't recomend these to people who play hardcore and metal, these are more for jazz.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sometimes too quintessential.

        By Earl H

        from Augusta, GA

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

            They are Zildjian New Beats... how much more iconic can you get? Though their sound has changed over time from the '60s to now, they are still the same quintessential sound that all other hi hats are measured against. But, you know this because, otherwise, you wouldn't be considering them. I offer this: sometimes, for me, the sound is too "classic." I've owned three pairs of hi hats: Sabian HHX Evo's, Sabian AAX Metal Hats, and these. My favorites? The AAX Metal Hats. They fit me and my style of music. The Sabian HHX Evo's were a let down, and I got rid of them. Don't get me wrong, they sounded great, but my expectation of them was over the top, and they were just regular, everyday, good-sounding hats. As far as the New Beats? They're great too, but don't let your expectations run away from you. They sound good with any genre of music; they are that classic, quintessential hat sound. No more, no less. I have them on my practice kit at the house. They are durable and sound great, and if I ever need them to fill any gap, they'll always be standing by.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Zildjian A 13

            By Soul7player

            from Alexandria, VA

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

            I have played Zildjian classic 14" hi hats and bought the 'A' New Beat 13" Hi Hats. I wanted a tighter chic sound from foot action and solid stick voice; excellent open hat with stick too - I got exactly what I wanted - their great!

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