Re: Thick vs. Thin Hi-Hat Top
I play a set of fairly thick and dry hats (Murat Diril 'Black Sea' 14") and it comes down to familiarity and playing technique. You have to spend time with them. With my hats, they're quite capable of the sound you describe but you have to work at it.
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