Have become a big fan of the old 80s HH stuff, very dark and dry without being thin or trashy. Doubt they could recreate those at their custom shop. Anyone asked? Or is that what their rebooted HH line is supposed to be? Haven't really paid much attention to their new stuff beyond a couple of the specialty lines.
I had a pair of 13" EQ hats. There were two versions, 1 with the holes cut in the bottom cymbal and the other with "notches" cut along the edge on the bottom. I liked the sound of the ones with the notches cut at the edge. They developed hairline cracks at the top of each notch but still sound fantastic, if you like really high pitched, fast high hats. I go for a darker sound now so I'm playing 15" new beats I got used off ebay. Love 'em.HH EQ Hats!
I had one for a while - I love a lot of Sabian stuff, but this cymbal just wasn't for me (to be fair, if I'd done more research ahead of time, I probably would have known that). Your description of it is very accurate - and if that's what you're looking for, it definitely fit the bill.