Zildjian 14" A Custom Mastersound Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair
Zildjian’s A Custom Hi-hats are part of their amazing A Custom series designed in part by top drumming professionals. These cymbals have a quick decay and a medium pitch caused by the cymbals being a bit lighter than most Hi-hats, but they’re still heavy enough to give them a bright sound. This combination makes them very versatile and can be used in multiple genres from jazz to rock. They have a brilliant finish which adds additional brightness to the sound and makes the cymbals very pleasing on the eyes.
I have found A Custom cymbals blend well when being paired with other cymbals of this type, but they particularly stand out when they are paired with darker cymbals. If you have a lot of dark rides and crashes in your setup that you like, than adding a set of these hi-hats can really brighten up your sound. If you have a set of darker hi-hats, they’ll make a great alternative option in a second set.
Zildjian pays careful attention to detail, and they’ve maintained very high standards when creating these cymbals. The one drawback to A custom cymbals is that they’re sometimes susceptible to cracking, but I have found that these hi-hats are some of the most durable that they make in this series. As with most of my picks, they are competitively priced with other top models.