Posted – 04/12/2016 : 18:45:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have a pair of 15″ Zildjian hats that are 45 years old. The top cymbal has become slightly keyholed.
At last nights gig I accidentally placed the bottom cymbal on the top and during the soundcheck I realised that the hats sound great and the closed “chick” sound was much better than usual.
Anyone else ever done this ? And, is it ok to have the heavier cymbal on top ?
Posted – 04/12/2016 : 19:02:12 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
Whatever sounds good IS good!
I sometimes play with heavy/bottom on top, seems to give more definition.
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Posted – 04/12/2016 : 19:14:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Captain. I agree. They are the only hats I’ve ever played and it was nice to have a slightly brighter sound.
I was contemplating having a grommet fitted to the top cymbal but decided against it.
They were my 10th birthday present and I don’t want to mess with them.
I was just looking for some advice just to make sure it not a bad thing to do.