16" K Con Crash as hi hat top?

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Thinking about trying this on my set of 16" K Lights (top or bottom). Seems these crashes are in 950g range. Thoughts?
 

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I've been running a 16 K Con top over a variety of 16 bottoms for a few years. It's a fantastic top hat cymbal. I have one of the older (not the new redesign) ones and it's buttery.
 

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It would be mixing with this set up:
22" Bounce
22" Overhammered
22" Medium Thin Low
 

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No idea how it would blend with a K Light hat, as I don't own a set. I can say that it's quite nice with the cymbals I do have.
 

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K Dark
Bos Masters
Byzance
sometimes an A Custom
There are a few others, but you get the idea.
 

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Love mine. Two K con 16" for hats...but I also loved the one as a crash. So, I recently bought a 16" K con suspended to throw into that mix. I'll get to use the hats and get a crash.
The only way to know is to try it. Weights don't matter. You might even find a nice Camber to put underneath. You just never know.
 

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I just need to find one cheap and used. $300 for a 16" cymbal is a no no for me.
If only New Beats came in that size, have a feeling that bottom would add some volume.
 

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I like them too, but I also like cymbals too much. Plus my OCD would benefit with all Cons from the top.
 

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I have an older K medium thin crash, I’ve used it under a 16” K efx as hats. It’s nice for that Eric Harland type sound.
 

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I just need to find one cheap and used. $300 for a 16" cymbal is a no no for me.
If only New Beats came in that size, have a feeling that bottom would add some volume.
You could always get an A medium or rock crash or something similar to use as a bottom. Light top/heavy bottom is great for large hihats.
 
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I see no reason it wouldn't sound great. They'd be low overall. I once used a 16" K Con top over a 16" K Custom Special Dry for a bit more articulation. The bottom cymbal mainly provides support for the top, but it's shape and weight do affect the way the top hat performs to some degree.
 

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Well, you gotta try it and if it sounds good, then who cares! After 10+ years of only one set of hats (13" orig. K/Z's), I wanted to go bigger and worked my way up to even two 17" thin K crashes as hats. I even did 18" thin K's but the size was ridiculous. I did two 14" thin Agop crashes, too, but they were too light and not enough foot chick. I am back to 15's for now (Keropes) as my main house kit. My gigging set is a pair of 14" Zildjians - a 60's A on top with a very nice chocolate patina, and the bottom is an 80's/90's quick beat top. Funky combo but cuts through, feels light to play and works well.

For years I struggled with hi hats. It's pretty hard to find just ONE good cymbal let alone two! If you can make two work, and they sound good, then you're done.
 


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