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Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair 14 in.

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The A Series Zildjian is the world's most popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Short, tight, funky beat.

The A Series Zildjian is the world's most popular and versatile cymbal. 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. The Quick Beats have an especially fast response with 4 holes in the bottom that allow quick air release.


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ZildjianA Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

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Pros

  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Bright sound (3)

Cons

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quick Beat, Long Lasting

By Jimi Muller

from Milton, NH

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I've owned the 13" Quick Beat hats for around three years now and absolutely love them. When closed they have a bright and crisp chick. When played semi-open, these hats truly shine. The holes cut in the bottom cymbal create a very defining sound. There's no washy sound, just smooth perfection.Stick response is amazing. I've played these anywhere from jazz-style to hard rock to a more metalish style. These can hold up to the heavy hitters too.Hands down, a very solid investment.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

30+ years and still great!

By Bishop-xcJV9

from Illinois

Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I've been using the same Zildjian quick beat hi-hats for over 30 years now and the still sound great. I've tried other brands and types and keep coming back to these. Once you get use to the responsiveness the air hole in the bottom hi-hat gives regular hi-hats don't seem right. They sound full and bright. I've always been proud of them.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Me= Spoiled. - Simply the best for me.

By Toadie

from Phoenix, AZ

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I purchased my brilliant finish 14 inch quick beats in 1988...and have been using them ever since. I played full time back then, and still play full time (and teach) today. I play a variety of music from rock to jazz, country funk and even disco. These hats are perfect for everything - they don't just "fit in"...they make EVERY genre sound good. I'll never buy another set of hats again (unless someone steals my Quick beats)- but then I'll just happily purchase another set.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A 10-year love of these smoothies.

By Nate-DNtbB

from Jefferson City, MO

Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I've played these for nearly ten years and wouldn't trade them or consider any others their equal in tone, speed, clarity or articulation!!! Don't miss these, I've had the opportunity to play others and other people have played these and become dissatisfied with what they had to take home in the end. I am not sold out on any one brand, however, Zildjian got it right on these. I'd say they make most others sound like cheap "Camber" Hi-Hats

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awseome Hi Hat

By pearldrummer2007

from Mathews, VA

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

Excellent hi hat, Good for all types of music. A little on the steep side for the price, but it is worth every penny of it. hint, Keep them clean they will sound better as they get older.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

Great Hi Hat! They have a nice chick sound! Clear and Crisp! Rock On.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

20 and going strong!

By Salsadrums

from Druumonds TN

Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

This is the only pair of hats I've owned, I bought them over 20 years ago, they're still strong, bright, I love the sound! Thought about getting new ones, but if aint broke don't fix it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zildjian 14

By DJazz

from Cincinnati

Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I have been using these Avedis 14" Quick Beat HH's since 1986. IMHO, these are the most versitile set of hats on the market. Quick...sure because of the holes in the bottom hat. Smooth...without a doubt. Hot...not as much for recording because they are quite thick and the appropriate mic's are required to catch their full range. However, for live gigs, they hit when you need them to, just open-em-up a bit. Crisp & clear...PERFECT. I use a 1975 Gretch 6" snare and the tight combination is perfect. If you're looking for a Crisp-tight-smooth set of Hats...then these are for you. DJazz~>

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great hats

By BnG

from Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

These hats have a cool sound. I love the presence they have anywhere and they feel awesome. Also have a loud sound and the chick. Wow, the best hats I ever played.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great multi-purpose high hats

By TimeFavorsNoOne-87nA0

from Greensboro, NC

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I originally bought these to use in an alternative rock band, and they were great. They cut well but weren't overpowering, and have a real crisp sound due to the vents on the bottom hat. Took them on tour and they held up well. I've just recently started using them as jazz hats too, they're easy to keep soft and again, the crisp "chick" blends well. I don't have anything bad to say about these, definitely recommended.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nothing but the best

By RaWDrUmS22-zMen_

from Huntley, IL

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

I just got this Hi-Hat for Christmas and ROCKS!!! Those holes really make a difference when playing. This hi-hat has a great "Chick." It's really sharp, and it has a tight funky beat to it. And when I open the hi-hat, it's something the guitarist will hear. But what can I say it's right in the name... ZILDJIAN!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

only hi hats you'll ever need

By metalmicky1

from Brooklyn NYC

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Pros

  • Only Hats You'll Ever Buy

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

    i have owned just one set of hi-hats since 1987, the 14" A quick beats. i literally grew up with this pair.

    this set is remarkably versatile and unique. i would say mine don't even sound like anyone else's. i have used them for "shoegaze", "brit rock", psychedelic prog rock, punk, and in an 80's tribute band (even some jazz and "pops" music during college). in terms of tone and color they essentially always reminded me of alex van halen's hi-hats (although i think he used paistes in the classic VH years).

    current cymbal rig is: 12" A splash, 14" A quick beat hats, 14" zildjian light crash (from istanbul late '50s, light and shimmery), 16" & 18" zbt crashes, 17" A crash, 18" zbt china, 20" A ride with sizzles (my primary ride), 22" ping ride (got this with the hats, almost gong like when you really lay into it).

    i am finally thinking that they may be too dark and heavy a sound for what i want now. i think i want something very crispy and light, y'know, a nice chick sound without a lot of clang, but i will never get rid of these guys. close to thirty years and still going strong... will always be a zildjian man.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Had a pair for 10 yrs!

    By Jeremo4

    from Oklahoma City, Ok

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    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Explosive Attack
    • Long lasting
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      Wow, I have owned these for almost 10 years and still haven't cracked them! I'm usually hard on cymbals especially crashes but these bad boys are still going and easily my favorite. Whenever they do go out Im gonna get another set. They do sound better with age too!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Hi Hat Ever!!!!

      By RaWDrUmS22-zMen_

      from Huntley, IL

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      This hi-hat is awesome i played it once and bought mine rite after that. this hi-hat is expensive but worth every penny. i mean what other company could make a hi-hat this great? no one but zildjian. with the 4 holes in the bottom HH it gives it a really shape and bright "chick" and when you open these hi-hats up you really hear them!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the best hi-hats hands down

      By barneythebarnicle

      from san diego ca

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      when it comes to versatility and sound, no hi-hats come close. these are great in all situations; they have the perfect amount of wash, articulation, and, chick. If you need a brighter pair of cymbals with a little more articulation, try the a custom projection hats, still a great sound, but not as versatile. The quiks are the best hi-hats. they are a pleasure to play and they make the drummer want to play more and more on the hi-hats, grooves, fills, crashes. For my playing, they have made me more creative and open minded. These hi-hats are the best pair on the market today, a sound that will not be matched.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great sound quick response, new-age sound

      By Justin Skinner

      from Kansas city mo.

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      Great cymbal but there is always room for improving and refining

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome pure awesome

      By Megamanxz0

      from palmdale california

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      this lil 14'' zildjian quick beat hi-hats work amazing cymbals are just a working beauty. they sound & look great i would recommand them to anybody looking for great cymbals

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best

      By Da Moose

      from Goshen MA

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      I've had a pair for twelve years, They are the best I've ever played. Recently got a secondary kit and tried every pair and every brand in the store and went with the quicks again. If you can afford 'em get 'em. If you can afford more... Get 'em anyway!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfection

      By Super-Heated Samovar

      from Northern Ireland

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      I owned these hats 15 years ago. I had them for about 8 years (until some novice cracked them by playing incorrectly) that aside, these are the best hats you can find. My drum teacher looked over my kit at that time and said, 'if you get rid of all this stuff, KEEP the high hats.' I am now bidding on some on ebay, now that I am in another band. These things are a good weigh, with a good chick, clean sound, good response, and you can't beat them. Get em!

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dunno what to say

      By PabloluvsFlor

      from Mexico

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Quick Beat Hi-Hat Pair:

      I have owned these hats but the 15" they are really old man I wouldn't know how old they are but I bought them almost a year ago to my drum teacher for *** dlls man I've loved these hats but there's something that is making me want to change them, I don't know maybe it's because they are big or 'cause they're really old and aren't sounding how they would sound

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