View Full Version : riveted hats
08-13-2010, 07:36 PM
what would happen if i put a rivet in my bottom hat? would it make the sizz le last longer? and would sizzle when im playing the hats tight and closed? because im a fan of really clean, dry cymbals, and i think i could get a sweet sound out of riveted hats. anybody who's done this, please comment
08-13-2010, 08:22 PM
I've played Sabian Sizzle Hats for over 15 years, started on 14" and just recently switched to 15" about nine months ago.
I really like them. They definitely add extra hiss and sustain to sloshy half-open playing, and I like having the option of just tapping the bottom cymbal for a sizzle effect.
When you're playing the hats tight and closed you don't really notice the rivets at all, maybe just a slight hint of rattle.
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
A while back, I spent an evening watching Adam Nussbaum play with the Eliane Elias trio. I sat maybe 3 feet from his kit.
He had rivets on all of his cymbals, including his bottom hi-hat. It did add a nice amount of 'sizzly' slosh to his hats. When he closed his hats, it practically muted the rivets; you couldn't really hear them at all.
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