What closed hi-hat would you recommend.

Where to buy, how to cleaning etc...

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Post Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:55 am

Hunt ebay for Zildjian's EFX#1 (discontinued). Those were a cross between splash and chime cymbals. Quite heavy and loud for their small size (10" I guess). Have heard of many people using them as auxiliary hats.

Also Zildjian is offering small hihats on their new ZHT series.
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Post Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:17 am

those ZHT would seem cool I suppose but they're way over 100$ budget :) currently I'm getting really close to buying a second hand Istanbul Agop Turk Bell 10" (for the top cymbal) and some used cheap bronze splash for the bottom cymbal :)
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:04 pm

I have 15 SE 2002's as my main hi hats. Ide add on 13" medium 2002 hi hats for a closed pair
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:56 pm

so it's official :)
my new closed aux 10" hi hat consists of:
istanbul agop turk bell (top)
stagg sh splash (bottom)

it has a really nice chick, so it's just what I wanted and I believe that I owe it mainly to the agop bell cuz when I put the splash on top the sound was awful, the stagg cymbal alone also sound like a bunch of crap
the sweetes thing is that the two cymbals cost me total ~66$
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:25 am

This is really hard to answer because it depends on your ears and the sound you like. I can think of heaps of combinations.

LP Ice bell on top with a Z, A or K splash beneath.

2 garbage can lids. Bigger than you desire, but awesome sound!

10" stainless steel bucket cut abour 4" from the base with any splash or hi hat top above.

10" Remo Spoxe on the bottom with any splash or hi hat top above. I've used this and it sounds great.

The combinations are limited to your imagination really.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:27 am

Oh, I see my post is now redundant. Oh well.
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