15” hats for jazz combos. Anyone play them?

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Just curious what people use or think. I don’t find a lot of 15” hi hat users and probably much less use them in the jazz world.
 

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I use 15" old A's exclusively for my acoustic jazz group.

Top - 60's New Beat, 950 g
Bottom - Late 50's BAND cymbal, 1150 g

Perfect jazz hats, imo.
 

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Yes, 15’s most of the time for Jazz, sometimes even 16’s.
 

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over time accumulate 13s 14s 15s and use those two 16 crash/medium/ cymbals for 16s
So that over time,
You don't get bored and can switch up)
and (if done correctly) it's a small price to "pay"..
boredom and familiarity breeds cymbalholism
seek the (lowest cost possible ; cures

instead of 7 pair variety of 14s
make the bolder longer lasting step- dimension variety
(easier said than done)
Maybe.
Also. And don't sell anything along the way ; )
(can't predict when boredom strikes..
 
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I stumbled upon a phenomenal combo in a 904 g K Dark Crash over a 1150 g Agop OM and use this for pretty much all jazz gigs.
 

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I've been using a pair of Meinl 15" Byzances for the past few years. Love' em.
 

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Agop Om reminds me I should revisit this shop where they had a pair. Should work well for soft jazz.
I have a pair of old Nickelsilver 15" hats that sound a bit trashy but basically work well. With 15" you often get a longer decay on the half-open sound with larger hats, nice for slow pieces. The sligtly lower pitch also works well with softer music.
 

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Yes. Mix and match 15" Agop OM, Paiste Masters Dark, Agean Treasure Jazz Paper Thin Crash and Bosphorus Syncopation SW.
 

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Meinl Byzance 15” Dual hats are my go to jazz hats. Play more like a 14”. Very thin and responsive.
 

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Same for me, while I play 16's in my classic pop/rock gig, every other rig I own is based around 15's. Even my practice kit is set up with 15's so that is my go to for almost everything I play including the occasional jazz gig. For more traditional big band or swing it's a pair of 15" Mehmet Nostalgia's and for the more modern dates is a set of Agop Signatures.
 

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13" only for me

15" hats are only 1" less than my 16" bass drum. It would look funny.

But seriously

Brian Blade...pretty sure he has used 15" for a long time
 

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I own a set of 1960"s 15" A's in the mid 800 gram range approx 830 over 880 I believe ....they're soft and articulate... Just a hint of " chup" instead of " " chick" ...
 

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Just curious what people use or think. I don’t find a lot of 15” hi hat users and probably much less use them in the jazz world.
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Isty AGOP Trad Mediums...nice crunchy chick.
Jazzier than my 13's!

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Seen here with the Sonor's, one of my 22" Dream Bliss rides and my 20" K. Light Flat Ride.


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15" hi hats for jazz combo..



lemme think on that ..


/
Idris (from his book) talking about Art Blakey 15" hi hats

 
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15" hi hats for jazz combo..



lemme think on that ..


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Idris (from his book) talking about Art Blakey 15" hi hats

That's a cool pic with the cigarette. I'd hang that one up in the jam space if it came in a poster.
 

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