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Old 09-19-2013, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: Crash Cymbals As Hi Hats

I've used crashes as top hi hat cymbals before and had great results. My all time favorite pairing was a 14" Sabian HH Sound Control crash over an AA Sizzle Hat bottom. That pairing was dark, super crisp when tight and very splashy when open.

However, it wasn't perfect everywhere. I tried it with a friend's A Zildjian Mastersound bottom hat and it really sucked. I don't know why, but it sounded terrible.

So, I generally recommend trying crashes as hi hat tops, but depending on the particular qualities of each cymbal it may not work every time.