Hi Hats used on Herbie Hancock’s Mr. Hands album?

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Particularly the tracks Spiraling Prism and 4am. I thought Ndugu played on both tracks, so I assumed Paiste. Now, however I see Harvey Mason played on 4am. To my ears they sound like the same pair. Beautiful sound.
 

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The Mason hats sound thicker to me. Microphone and eq will be having a major impact.
 

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Wikipedia (below) says Harvey Mason uses Murat Diril cymbals (below(

I have not heard of these cymbals before, but there is a video on the page from the last link above.
That one ride sounds very good, and it looks like a small cymbal, maybe 18 or 20, sounds a lot bigger.
 

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Diril Cymbals weren't around in 1980 (The year of Mr. Hands release), but Zildjian's 1980 "Cymbal Set-Ups of Famous Drummers" lists Harvey Mason's as follows:

14" New Beats

Then Left to Right:

18" Light Ride Sizzle
17" Thin Crash
22" Medium Ride
16" Thin Crash
20" Swish

Obviously, he could have been using a completely different set up when they recorded 4 AM, but I'd buy those hats are NB's...
 

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Particularly the tracks Spiraling Prism and 4am. I thought Ndugu played on both tracks, so I assumed Paiste. Now, however I see Harvey Mason played on 4am. To my ears they sound like the same pair. Beautiful sound.
Loving the bass playing
 


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