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Planet Z is Zildjian's introductory line into their huge array of cymbals. Designed to meet the needs and budgets of developing drummers, they're forged from a durable copper- and zinc-based alloy. They're shaped and lathed into bright, exciting-sounding instruments.
They're clean and crisp when closed, washy and aggressive when open. Choose 13" for tighter, more focused sound, or the 14" set for more volume and cutting power.
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Very nice for price
A very nice pair of high-hats. I have noticed that they ring if you close them too tight, but other than that they produce a high quality tone great for just practicing or playing...Read complete review
A very nice pair of high-hats. I have noticed that they ring if you close them too tight, but other than that they produce a high quality tone great for just practicing or playing live. After a year or so they do get tarnished pretty bad. I recommend that any starting out drummer or an advanced drummer to check these out. They are cheap and they are definatly Zildjian Quality.
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These were my first hi-hats I ever owned. My biggest problem with them was that they bent very easily. This could be because I had these in my first month or so, being...Read complete review
These were my first hi-hats I ever owned. My biggest problem with them was that they bent very easily. This could be because I had these in my first month or so, being a drummer, and I kinda beat the crap out of them, but there's no denying that Sabian B8s are stronger. They didn't bend at all, unlike these. The other big problem I had with these was that they didn't have a really crisp closed sound, something the B8s also had that these didn't. The Planet Z's had a sloppy closed sound.You get what you pay for with these cymbals, and I'd suggest to spend a little more on the Sabian B8's. They're stronger and sounds better. If you can throw down the cash, though, Hi-Hats are one of the more important cymbals in your arsenal, so I'd say get better than a beginner set, but Sabian B8 > Planet Z
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These cymbals just may be the worse sounding objects on earth. I got a 13" pair as a free gift in a shell pack. They sound trashy, they're cheap, they are unbalanced and I'm happy to say I don't use them. If you ever get the chance, don't even consider these. (unless you are a beginner who can't afford anything worthwhile.)
do not buy these. i only got them because i needed cheap hats but. o god when i first heard them i nearly barfed. these hats would make frizbies b4 i even called them hi hats. REPEAT DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!
I think these cymbals are very good for beginners because of the low cost and average function. These do however age fast if you touch it with your hands due to the oils. My one complaint is the it does not 'buzz' when open slightly (that might just be me though). IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER THESE ARE GREAT.
This is a great set of hats. The top hat did bend a little not much they collect finger prints like there free, well i guess they are. they have bit of a tone but its not bad nice chick sound. all together if u dont want to buy a more pricy set get these or the zbt's both great hats.
I own a pair of these hats and they are great for beginners. One of the problems I have with these are that they age dreadfully. The now sound like crap. They bent and rusted. I would not recommend these hats to anyone over the beginner level. I just relieved myself of them and bought A Custom Master Sound hats. That is the way to go.
I have had these hats for a little of 3 years now, I love them.They havn't cracked or dented. they lost thier shine after a shor amount of time, but looks don't count when people listen right?These hats get good sound closed or open, great for almost anything. And to top it all of, they only cost like $70 a pair! At a price like that who could pass them up?
I recently bought these and after using them for a week I love them. The trashy sound is just what I want for my set and these hi-hats give it. Defiantly worth the money. One downside is the finish gets finger printed easy but thats cosmetic. All in all great set I love them.
I have had this hi-hat set for about 1 year now and I have cracked it in 2 places. I have to say I am really thinking about an upgrade because they get a little tint of rust color because of aging and don't provide the right sizzle when played just a little bit open. But they came with one of my sets that is why I got them, and I have to say they are more beginner hi-hats.
For the kids, sure. Other than that, don't waste your money. There's nothing special about cymbals that won't last that are made from sheet metal. If you're an active musician, save your money to purchase cymbals made from cast metal and that will last for years. Planet Z, ZBT, ZHT, and ZXT are not worth the money.
Well, these hats are holding up pretty good so far on my set and I've had them for about a year or so. They give a nice sound, but nothing to go crazy about. No dents, only marks on mine, but cymbal cleaner would definately take them off and make them look brand new. I would say if your low on budget, definately buy these because they are cheap and worth the price.