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Old 01-08-2018, 10:24 AM
kevins kevins is offline
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Default Matching a 50s hat

I have a 50s hat, 839 grams, that I would like to complete as a pair.
BTW, this came from Mlayton, thanks again, Mike, for a great transaction!!
Should I narrow my focus on acquiring a bottom hat to complete this pair?
If so, what weight might I look for?
Would a lighter hat for the top be more appropriate?
That might be a tougher find, I know.
Anyhow, thanking you in advance for your help..!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: Matching a 50s hat

I remember that cymbal. Great weight for a 15". I would either try to find something near the same weight creating a "matched pair" weight or I would try to find something heavier to use on the bottom more towards a New Beat setup. Something near 1200 grams would put you in the New Beat style and should be easier to find. Good luck!

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Matching a 50s hat

I had a lone 15" 70's Canadian Zildjian A and "in the mean time" found a Sabian SR2 medium with some hammering for under a 100 bucks. A real clunker of a crash, but perfect for New Beat ratio. I haven't really bothered to look for a matching A since (but i'm sure i'm way less OCD than others about unmatched gear) . These record like a charm with a warm medium dark wash when opened. Even though they are slightly loud it's not overbearing because the tone sits lower than other hats. Then downside is I'm back to lugging a heavier gauge hi hat stand to accommodate the weight of 15" hats.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:58 PM
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:38 PM
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