If you want a great versatile pair of Sabian hats - check out the 14” HHX Complex Medium hatsAre they versatile? I want to know what is a good versatile set of Sabian hats. There are many models and not all available in stores to go out and check out the sound in person.
I mentioned earlier in this thread that my AA regular hats are amazing and underratedcowbell hit the nail on the head... Mine are dirty, patina laden platters that I love. The older, the better. They do mellow out. Hard to describe the sound, they just sit well in any mix. Love em!Well, I think they are versatile enough if you’re playing rock, punk and pop-rock! To me they sound a little too bright sometimes, but they will cut trough a wall of guitar and bass and otjer instruments with ease! They will mellow over time as soon as they start to collect dust and some patina and they will sound better (at least to my ears).
Love your taste drumsforme! The AA series is often forgotten in drummer circles. They seem to have gotten lost in the quest for dark and dry, which is fine if that's your style. This series, especially with some age, is so underrated. That said, I do wanna try some newer AAsHave a full set of AA Thin Crashes 16",17",18" and a 10" splash that I pair up with a 21" AA Raw Bell Dry Ride and my favorite pre AA Hollow Block letter 14" Hats from the mid 80's. This set comes with me on my many Country gigs and they sound very sweet.
I bought a prototype 18" AAX flat ride from them which is basically the Roy Haynes Royalty Ride without the stamp and Chick Corea autograph from them for like 1/2 the price of the actual Royalty Ride last winter. I can only assume it was one of the test models before they determined the original as the weight of it is ever so slightly lighter than the ones I've seen sold on reverb.Sometimes DCP has great prototypes.
I used Sabina AA cymbals for a good 10 years or so. Then I upgraded to Zildjian A Customs. Ever since I did, the AAs just didn’t cut it anymore. I ended up selling all my AAs.Are they versatile? I want to know what is a good versatile set of Sabian hats. There are many models and not all available in stores to go out and check out the sound in person.
Have a set of AAX Freq hats. Versatile is not how I would describe them. They are cutting and brash. Not necessarily clangy, but they don't have that smooth sizzle to them. Definitely a set of hats for heavy styles of music. Good articulation and not too bright, but definitely not a versatile set of hi hats.Anyone has experience with AA or AAX hats like stage hats or studio hats or regular hats or groove hats, etc.? Anything other than HHX?