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Istanbul Agop Xist 15" Brilliant Hi-Hat 1025/1200 g
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Xist is a modern take on more time-honored techniques.
"The trend toward larger hi-hats is a welcome one as far as I'm concerned, but once you get up to 16, it can sometimes be difficult to play quicker flourishes and articulations. The medium-weight 15" Xist hi-hats provided a pleasant middle ground. They were bright and quick while also having a big, broad wash. They fared equally well with a big band and a heavier rock group. ( would love to try these in a thinner weight.) As an experiment, I placed small strips of tape on opposite edges of the top cymbal to dry out the sound, and
a bit of the brightness was replaced by some nice grittiness. Additionally, when I played with the tip of the stick close to
the bell, I got a great funk hi-hat sound, a la R&B master James Gadson." - Colin Woodford
"The 15-inch hats have a bigger, mellower presence and beneath their brightness lies a deep note with a good degree of warmth contained within. In common with larger diameter hats, they are capable of a gloriously fuzzy wash when played half-open. Closed they remain articulate and supply deliciously broad eighth-notes." - Adam Jones
Istanbul Agop has ONE year warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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