Re: Thick vs. Thin Hi-Hat Top
I refer to what you're talking about in 3 ways...hats can be clangy (heavy and gongy), sloshy (have some body but start to "open up" more than clangy ones), and sizzly (thinner hats that open up easily and "sizzle" well--kinda like a riveted cymbal sound). Not all heavy cymbals are clangy--my HHX Evolution hats are proof of this. I think it has more to do with how much tension or how stiff a cymbal is that detemines its sonic characteristics, but I'm no expert...