I've seriously considered the 17s. . .but, I don't really want to go that big. 15s are a nice middle ground.The Xist Dry Dark hats come in 13” and 17”, I believe. I’m blown away by that line. I know you said you’d prefer 15” hats, but for around $300 or so, you’d have the 17”...
Harry, I don't have a lot of Sabians come up in my searches, I rarely search them specifically. They obviously hold their value like you explain. I'm watching a vid as I type this. . .Listening to the EQs. I dig them. And, there's a used set on Ebay. Thanks Harry, for adding a few choices for me. I'll definitely consider some of these in the future.Buy used .... and not only will you save some cash ..... but if you make a good purchase, and later you sell, you recoup most or all of your cash back.
My current lineup of hats that fall into the "dark" category, and what I paid for 'em .....
Sabian 12" VFX hats $190
Sabian 13" HH EQ's $197
Sabian 14" XSR Monarch's $197
Sabian 18" AA Sick Hats $324
Just keep doin' some searches ..... fall down a few internet rabbit holes ..... watch some video's ...... you'll find what you need/want .....
Hmm, those remind me of my 15" Giant Beats. They have a similar chick sound and wash. Cool.Bosphorus Turk hi hats sound good, but they're more for jazz
The hats in that video sound great, but I'm confused. All the other videos of Xist 15s I've found look and sound different than the ones in the video. It's almost as if they switched the process for making them.
I know there's a Brilliant version, but I'm not talking about those.
Here's an example. These sound nothing like the Xist 15s you linked. These sound much brighter and.....cheaper.
From where I sit, it looks like the first run of Xist cymbals WERE hand-hammered (like in the video you linked)...but they did a switcheroo to cheaper methods after that.
EDIT: Yeah, here's another video I just found. They are NOT the same hi hats. They were changed.
These sound great like in the video you originally linked. They sound a lot like Zildjian K Lights to me, maybe even better.
Wow, that'd be a killer deal if you can work it out. Good luck either way!jdavis, you mentioned the Paiste Dark Energy hats on the first page. I responded, said I liked them etc. Posted this on another forum
and may be working out a deal for a pair, $250!!! If the deal doesn't work out, I've basically decided on the Arborea Ghost hats. The 2 actually sound very similar in my ears--especially with the chick sound. The slosh and wash are different. The Paistes sound heavier.