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Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair

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Warm, full-bodied tone with clean stick sound.

The Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Pair have a fast, bright chick that cuts through. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians. 14" diameter.

Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey.

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    ZildjianK Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair
     
    5.0

    (based on 23 reviews)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Truly Musical Hi-Hat

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    I purchased a set of K Custom 14" Dark Hi-hats last month and am amazed. I am mainly using these in an acoustical church setting where volume, accent, and musical nuance is very important. These provide total control and amazing musicality. They are versatile as you move through the tension on the Hi-hat, providing infinite possibilities (from 'chick' to full 'washy' sound). It blows away many other Zildjian hats I've had in the past. If you can find a good deal on these hi-hats... BUY THEM!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT JAZZ HATS

    By kirchenschlager

    from Kodiak, AK

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    i got these hi hats for christmas, and they take a couple hours to break in.. but once you do, they sound amazing. the dark sound is perfect for jazz and funk, and they are really heavy. they slosh quite nice. as for rock, you probably want to go with mastersound hi hats. my teacher has mastersounds and they sound great for any style. but as i said, if you want the best funk/jazz hats, these are the golden ticket. and if you do play rock with them, they arent like bad, just a bit dark for rock. they still sound good for it though.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So Good

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    I am to switch from Sabian AAX hi hats to these. In addition to a great feel, these hats produce a pleasing, professional sound that blends with every style of music. I would always play a set that had these hats when rehearsing with my band, and I am in love with their rich and pleasing sound. They also cut through the mix when playing live, but they are versatile and dynamic enough to be used for studio use also. Although they are a bit expensive, I have not regretted the purchase for a second. One thing I like to do with these hi-hats is play the bottom one on the top and vice versa, it gives them a slightly different sound and also gives extra emphasis on the "chick" when pedaling the hats.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Huge improvement over starter cymbals.

    By JB-C.b3R

    from New Hampshire

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    14" Pair: These are a huge improvement over the Zildjian 'starter' cymbals (read "pressed"). These have a nice warm, dark tone with great overtones. I am inclined to play these as a ride some times for an extra accent. Sizzles are just nice, and will cut through when needed or can be quite mellow if played lightly, just get the bottom cymbal's tilt correct. There is none of that pingy sound here. Chicks are defined. There is a usable bell. These will last a lifetime. Finish is lovely. They are heavy so will need some extra spring adjustment to the stand.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth it anytime

    By mrpunk123-Rtnlo

    from kent, wa

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    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    These are BEAUTIFULLY toned. The chick is bright and could be a little lighter, but I am 100% satified anyway. The semi-open sound is incredible, it's so nice and washy, no sound of cymbals clanging together.Of course they're a little overpriced but I would still buy these again anyday.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!!!

    By TwentyOne12

    from Clarkston, MI

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    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    I bought these hats recently, the 14", and they blew me away. There perfect for funk and jazz, but I play in a hard rock band, and they sound exactly how I want them to there too. The only reason I gave them a 4 for value was because they're so expensive! But still, it was worth it?

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    I got these cymbals used, so they were aged...much like a fine wine. (Plus, they were cheaper that way!) They've got a wonderful, rich, full, yet still cutting sound. And, they remain quite dynamic (other cymbals I've used sound good in only one range). I think these hats will be mine for some time!

     
    5.0

    Great Hats

    By Seril

    from Huntsville, AL.

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    Pros

    • Awesome Replacement For M
    • Bright Sound

    Cons

    • They Can't Make Moonshine

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

    I had a 1978 pair of 15" heavy Rock Ziljians that have been in my every gig and recording since 1980. Still have them but was time to replace as some tiny chips starting showing on the bottom hat. These sound really close to the same , but have a better "SCHHHSH" sound than mine ever did. And they got here in three days!! I love them,,and only buy from M.F.

     
    5.0

    Great sounding hi hats!

    By Rick

    from Newnan, GA

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    Pros

    • Responsive Feel

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        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

        These hi hats are perfect for a variety of styles.

         
        5.0

        14

        By badfinger

        from Bristol Virginia Tennessee

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            I purchased these as a replacement to a pair of Zildjian
            15" New Beats. The New Beats were damaged when a monitor fell on the top cymbal and turned it "inside out". I pushed the cymbal back into shape, but that great "chick" was gone. When choosing the K Custom Dark pair I noticed they were not available in 15" diameter. The larger diameter hats have always been my first choice. I took the chance of ordering the 14" diameter, and I'm certainly glad I did. I simply can't say enough about these hi-hat cymbals. The sound is phenomenal. They are called dark for a reason. They are responsive with a wide range of of frequency. You may find other brands that are as good. You will not find any better.

             
            5.0

            "MUST HAVE HI-HAT CYMBALS"

            By Drumslave

            from Northeast MD

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            Pros

            • great sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

            • There Are Non

            Best Uses

            • Rock

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            Brilliant and dark toned. a friend has a pair, after i played them i had to have a pair for myself. Rock drummers will love them.

             
            5.0

            Perfect

            By Heavy Metal Skateboarder

            from Byron Center, MI

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            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            This is by far the best sounding Hi-Hat ever. All of my friends that play drums will agree. I love it and if I had the money I would buy it. But I'll just have to settle for the XS20 Sabian Hi-Hat pair, which is good, too, and I can afford it.

             
            5.0

            Huddo

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            I have owned these hats for about a year now (14" version) and they are the best. I used to own Sabian AAX Stage hats before but they were just too bright and clangy. These Dark hats have a lovely clean non metallic sound to them which isn't bright and clangy at all. I would recommend these hats to you.

             
            5.0

            Simply, the best

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            I bought the 13" hats over two years ago, and these two little cymbals deffinately would hold their own along with any other cymbal out there(peobably top anything but another K). I would recommend this pair to anyone, more to people who like jazz/counrty or mebe even funk, there so awesome.

             
            5.0

            Great pair of hats if you have the money

            By Joey drummer

            from San Antonio

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            These hats are really great to play with! They are really dark and funky but sound great in any style. I have had these for about 5 years now and at first didnt really care for the sound but they really grew on me! Beginners may not care for them at first. I play with the bottom on the top and they sound heavy and really cut through! If you have the money they are an awesome set to have

             
            5.0

            Great Sound

            By Lil' Briches

            from Ontario, Calif

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            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            These hats may sound a little funny to an inexperienced player. When Zildjian labeled them dark, they meant it. They're very smooth, not clappy like the A Customs or piercing like ZBT's. I love them.

             
            5.0

            Very Balanced

            By Rod-WQBeB

            from Fort St John, BC, Canada

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            I bought a pair of these hats about a month ago now. The are definitely a keeper. It's a good thing I played them first in a hall, and not in my normal setting (Cinderblock Walls) so I could hear other qualities besides the crisp highs. They have the capacity to play the range of styles I love, and respond well to almost any dynamic. I did demo them before buying, and on my first try, they didn't impress me. The salesman encouraged me to try them again and after tweaking the demo kit's tuning and positioning, adding cymbals that closely matched my own, and adjusting the spring tention, tilt, and clutch tention on the stand, they began to grow on me. My usual playing environment (Cinderblock Walls) makes all of my good cymbals sound harsh, but I know that these are for keeps!

             
            5.0

            It is quite versatile.

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            It is quite versatile. I've used it in a number of situations. It has a great sound is capable of being both "rich" and "clean" at the same time. It is very responsive.

             
            5.0

            Get this cymbal

            By Luke-0ngNw

            from Smiths Creek MI

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            This cymbal was the 3rd k custom i purchased and I can easily say that it is the best cymbal I have ever owned or played. Yes I understand that most beginning drummers are on a tight budget and sorry to say that this cymbal is far to expensive for you to purchase. But the sounds you get from this cymbal are worth each and every 60,000 pennies you will pay for it. Now on to what you wanted to hear, this cymbal when clutched about a centimeter open and struck nice and swiftly on the edge of the cymbal creates a clean "wah" sound. And when closed it creates a nice clean "chick" sound. For any other information on this or any other cymbals feel free to email me at outofordercvl@yahoo.com or visit me on myspace. Luke Gordon DW drums and percussion.

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Mike D-Pn5y3

            from McKinney, TX

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            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            I have been playing with these hi-hats for a while and they are awesome.

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