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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 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (6)
  • Responsive feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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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5.0

sold as adtertised

By Mr. Magoo

from Roswell, Ga

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I use this product for everyday playing and gigs. great set of Hi Hats.

       
      5.0

      Only Zildjian for me

      By Papa

      from Indianapolis area

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      Verified Buyer

      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.

         
        5.0

        Top flight hi-hat

        By BB the musician

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        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.

           
          5.0

          Great pair of hats!

          By JackinTexas

          from Dallas Texas

          About Me Experienced

          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.

               
              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.

                  (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.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        some of the best hats ever.

                        By JoeyT

                        from Charlottesville, VA

                        About Me Professional Musician

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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.)

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        What a Pair !

                        By steverok67

                        from FL

                        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.

                         
                        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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