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Old 03-14-2013, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Thick vs. Thin Hi-Hat Top

Originally Posted by IDDrummer View Post
I've found the rippled bottom to give a characteristic cut of its own - maybe that would do the trick without going to a heavier top!
I've used (and owned) sets of hi-hats with a rippled bottom before, but I found that they produced a very weak foot-splash sound with the pedal (which I assume is what fanning means).

Although rippled bottoms give you less air-lock and more cut, they also provide less surface area for the top and bottom to interact when splashing and therefore give a weaker sound, which would take the OP back to square one.

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