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After a few years of using the 14″ Sabian HHX Evolution hats I finally remembered I didn’t really like the sound too much and went online and ordered some larger hats – 15″ Sabian HHX Groove Hats to be exact.
I love 15″ hi hats for a couple of reasons:
1. – I use fairly large sticks (Vic Firth 2B wood tip) and I like have the extra metal to lay into; the 15″ hats seem to absorb some of the attack and weight of the stick with greater aplomb.
2. – I love the saucier sound I get with larger hats. I play lots of classic rock and blues with The Dave Abbott Band and the pillow of sound the larger creates is sooooooo nice.
Cons: Of course with 15″ hi hats there are couple cons; I can’t get the fast, funky hi hat chokes I can with smaller hi hats. I still play these quick barks but the sound is larger and more legato overall. If I was doing more hip hop, R&B, or funk I would stick with smaller, lighter hi hats.
My two favorite quotes from last night’s gig…
1. Me to guitarist: “Wow. That sounded like a Mark Knopfler riff you just played.”
Guitarist to me: “I’ve never heard of Mark Knopfler.”
2.) Singer: “I vacuum my cats.”