Hi-Hats Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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Sabian HHX Complex Series

The HH series is Canadian manufacturer Sabian’s original recipe for the classic hand-hammered Turkish cymbal sound, which the company has a direct connection to via founder Robert Zildjian. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or…

by Michael Dawson
Dec 27, 2019

Zildjian - A Series 18" Uptown Ride and 12" New Beat Hi-Hats

While current trends continue to lean toward bigger, darker, and trashier sounds, some drummers are looking for smaller, easy-to-carry cymbals that offer crisp, clean, and controlled tones for use in tighter, quieter clubs or in denser electronica-inspired music. Zildjian recently…

by Michael Dawson
Jun 27, 2018

V-Classic Hi-Hats, Crashes, Rides, and Jingle Splashes

Product Close-Up V-Classic Hi-Hats, Crashes, Rides, and Jingle Splashes Steeped in history and tradition while keeping an eye on the future. V-Classic is a Turkish company, founded by eighteen-year-veteran cymbalsmith Torab Majlesi, that specializes in bringing the warm, dark tones…

Feb 23, 2017

Product Close-Up - Zildjian S Family Cymbals

After two years of research and development, Zildjian has released a new series of B12 (12% tin and 88% copper) cymbals, the S Family, to replace its mid-level ZHT line. While retaining the bright, explosive tonal qualities and competitive price…

Feb 23, 2017

Product Close-up - Paiste Giant Beat and 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats

This year Paiste introduced a slew of new cymbals, including an entire line of heavily hammered 2002 Big Beats, signature rides for top artists like Carl Palmer and Danny Carey, and some massive hi-hats and rides in the 2002 and…

Feb 23, 2017