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Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair  14-1/4

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Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Hi-Hat Pair features an innovative brilliant/traditional...Read More

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      Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Hi-Hat Pair features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending on where the cymbal is played for a musical "darkness with brilliance" combination. The inner half features the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride, while the outer half features the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing. The unlathed section helps control the wash and sustain, making it ideal for recording and live situations.

      The innovative "Hybrid Hammering" on the hi-hat results in reverse Mastersound grooves by hammering into the bottom of the cymbal from the opposite side. This results in increased surface area contact between the top and bottom cymbals, and a warmer chick and wash than normal Mastersound hammering. Akira specified the 13-1/4" size to combine the power of a 14" size and the control of a 13".

      "Maximum versatility is the main idea with the Hybrid series. I worked with Zildjian to design a line of cymbals where brilliance and darkness coexist. I think the sound we came up with sets the new standard for the 21st Century."--Akira Jimbo

      Professional cymbal with multiple tonal options.

      FEATURES
      • Developed with Akira Jimbo
      • Unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half
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      ZildjianK Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair
       
      4.9

      (based on 26 reviews)

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      • 5 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

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        (0)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Definitely Worth The Money

      This line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals are nothing short of amazing. As a general rule in life, you get what you pay for, & these hi-hats are worth every...Read complete review

      This line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals are nothing short of amazing. As a general rule in life, you get what you pay for, & these hi-hats are worth every penny. I play classic rock, oldies, some never rock & alittle blues. The K Custom Hybrid's fit in perfectly with everything that I play. There appearance is impressive & stunning. The sound is crisp & sweet. When played semi-open, they produce a beautiful swish. These hats also produce an incredible brand of ear candy when open-closed. I love the extra quarter inch on the 14's as well. It was a dream come true when my wife bought these for me for my birthday. Some people say that these hi-hats are somewhat thin, not so much. When I received them I checked that out right away & they have a nice weight to them. I've been playing them at gigs & they hold up fantastic & clean up well with just a hot, damp washcloth & towel to wipe off the lumber & stick markings. I don't want to play my other hi-hats, just these because I love them. I give my highest recommendation to this line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals & hope to buy more in this line very soon.

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      WOW! That's one Incredible CHICK!

      I really like the un-lathed/lathed design. As I strike the hats starting at the outer edge and then strike closer and closer to the bell, there are just so many different sounds I...Read complete review

      I really like the un-lathed/lathed design. As I strike the hats starting at the outer edge and then strike closer and closer to the bell, there are just so many different sounds I an create. I'm going to look at the Hybrid crash to complete my cymbal upgrades.
      These hats are amazing. The first time I stepped on the pedal, the chick blew me away. What a difference from the Sabian Xs hats these replaced. The un-lathed center produces a rich bell sound no matter where I strike it. Striking them tightly closed, a little loose or open give me a huge variety of sonic possibilities. The slightly smaller 13.25" size and light top hat make these move really fast.
      Once I polished them up, they look great. (Out of the box, they were covered with tarnished finger prints). They definitely look hand made by an experienced artisan.
      Sure, they are expensive, but the variety and quality of the sounds these produce make them more that worth the investment.

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      5.0

      Yes I would buy them again

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      from Syracuse NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        Great all around hats! They're bright, great response! I highly recommend them.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing hi hat sound

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        from NY,NY

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        Pros

        • Awesome Chick
        • Multi Musical Uses
        • Smooth Sounding

        Cons

        • Not Owning One

        Best Uses

        • Any Use

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        These hats truly have multiple uses
        They can do metal as well as jazz to funk
        You can be confident that this is beyond hype and it's awesome to own them

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST EVER

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        from manchvegas

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Explosive Attack
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everything

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        so i bought these about 2 months ago, the only thing that scared me was the price tag. Needless to say i will never buy another pair of hi hats again, ive put these next to a couple different pairs of hi quality hi hats, they all sound like junk next to the hybrids. Ive read some reviews complaining about the thickness and durability of these pups... if you know how to play drums these things will never break on you. However if all you know how to do is smash, you probably already play sabians and might want to stick to those, leave these (BAMF) hi hats for the real drummers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        pleasantly surprised

        By 

        from Myrtle beach,SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Great Sizzle

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Versatile

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        I treated myself to new hi-hats.And these hybrids are AWESOME. They have a great clean chick when closing them with your foot. Nice stick articulation,and I love how you slowly open them up to build dynamics,they just sizzle! If you can afford the price, they will bring you pleasure for years to come. Treat yourself.

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        5.0

        How can u go wrong with K Custom Hybrid

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        from Nashville

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        K Custom Hybrid the best sound, great price, You guys always have the best sales.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Definitely Worth The Money

        By 

        from Windber, PA

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        This line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals are nothing short of amazing. As a general rule in life, you get what you pay for, & these hi-hats are worth every penny. I play classic rock, oldies, some never rock & alittle blues. The K Custom Hybrid's fit in perfectly with everything that I play. There appearance is impressive & stunning. The sound is crisp & sweet. When played semi-open, they produce a beautiful swish. These hats also produce an incredible brand of ear candy when open-closed. I love the extra quarter inch on the 14's as well. It was a dream come true when my wife bought these for me for my birthday. Some people say that these hi-hats are somewhat thin, not so much. When I received them I checked that out right away & they have a nice weight to them. I've been playing them at gigs & they hold up fantastic & clean up well with just a hot, damp washcloth & towel to wipe off the lumber & stick markings. I don't want to play my other hi-hats, just these because I love them. I give my highest recommendation to this line of K Custom Hybrid Zildjian cymbals & hope to buy more in this line very soon.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Hi-Hats!

        By 

        from Kentucky

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        These hi-hats are a must have! They go well with any genre of music and are very durable. I own the 14.25 inch pair and I don't regret buying these. They may be a bit pricey but, I expect them to last. You get what you pay for and with these hi-hats the high quality shows in the construction and the sound!

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        WOW! That's one Incredible CHICK!

        By 

        from Sacramento, CA

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        I really like the un-lathed/lathed design. As I strike the hats starting at the outer edge and then strike closer and closer to the bell, there are just so many different sounds I an create. I'm going to look at the Hybrid crash to complete my cymbal upgrades.
        These hats are amazing. The first time I stepped on the pedal, the chick blew me away. What a difference from the Sabian Xs hats these replaced. The un-lathed center produces a rich bell sound no matter where I strike it. Striking them tightly closed, a little loose or open give me a huge variety of sonic possibilities. The slightly smaller 13.25" size and light top hat make these move really fast.
        Once I polished them up, they look great. (Out of the box, they were covered with tarnished finger prints). They definitely look hand made by an experienced artisan.
        Sure, they are expensive, but the variety and quality of the sounds these produce make them more that worth the investment.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        K Hybrids

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        from Boston

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        Great hat for most musical applications. For RB and Hip Hop they KILL. Prob not so good for Metal or Hard Rock but for most everything else they are suburb and very musical. Brighter than most K's though.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding hats

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats Pair:

        First of all these hats are amazing. I love the chick and how clean they sound. They have enough bite that they cut through, but also can blend in well.I would recommend these to anyone that asks. I gave a slightly lower quality rating because I feel like they couldn't take much abuse, but i'm careful with my gear so hopefully this won't be a problem.Overall i'm extremely satisfied with my custom hybrids.

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