Can you use hi-hats as crash cymbals?

No. And no. Your hihat is probably a 14″ so it won’t sound like a crash because it is too small and too thick. Crashes start at 16″ territory normally and are quite a bit thinner.

Are cymbals and hi-hats the same?

Hi-hats are the pair of cymbals that sit together on stand, with a pedal to open and close them. Once again, lighter hi-hat cymbals produce a brighter sound, whilst heavier cymbals produce a darker sound. Hi-hats are typically between 13” and 16”.

What happened Zildjian ZBT?

Taking its name from Ilham, the Turkish word for inspiration, the I Family is a collection of expressive sounds designed to bring your playing to the next level. Replacing the discontinued ZBT series, I Family features modern weights, modern profiles, and fresh FX sounds.

Why do my hi-hats sound bad?

If you push too hard on your hi-hat foot pedal, you will choke the cymbals, and this is a sure way to make even the best cymbals sound average. If there is too much separation between the two, you only get the high-pitched and somewhat piercing sound of the top cymbal.

Why are hi hats called hi hats?

The hi-hat evolved from a “sock cymbal”, a pair of similar cymbals mounted at ground level on a hinged, spring-loaded foot apparatus. When extended upwards roughly 3′ (76 cm) they were originally known as “high sock” cymbals, which evolved over time to the familiar “high-hat” term.

What does giving someone the high-hat mean?

high-hat in American English (ˈhaiˈhæt) (verb -hatted, -hatting) informal. transitive verb. to snub or treat condescendingly.

Are Zildjian S series good?

Absolutely spot-on crisp sound. The 18″ medium-thin crash sounds fantastic with the right blend of attack and sustain. The smaller 16″ is good, but the 18″ is the better crash between the two. Both of them together make good crash options.