Anyone else play mismatched hi hats?


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About 15 years ago I had bought 10 pairs of vintage Zildjian A hats and mixed and matched them extensively before I found the "perfect" pair, then sold off the rest. Still use them to this day!


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I've been thinking about doing this with my hats as well. A have 14" A New Beats and i really like the idea of the Meinl Serpents hi-hats (you can use the top as bottom and vice versa), so been thinking of replacing the top cymbal with a K or Special Dry cymbal. Think it would lower the pitch and add a touch of dryness while retaining the volume of the bottom cymbal. But i don't see myself ordering just the top cymbal to check if this would work. Don't see shops around here that stock just top cymbals as well hehe