A comprehensive guide and comparison of all Mini Hi-Hats. We have attempted to include all Hi-Hats up to 12 inches, complete with specifications and prices. (Where available) Descriptions are as per the manufacturers.

 

CRX Classic 10 inch Hi-Hat Cymbal
CRX Classic 10 inch Hi-Hat Cymbal

CRX Cymbals

10″ Classic Hi-Hats, natural, unlathed finish, dark, earthy sound. List: US$225, Street US$125

10″ Rock Hi-Hats, well-balanced, all-around sound. List: US$225, Street US$125

10″ Extreme Hi-Hats, bright, powerful and penetrating. List: US$225, Street US$125

Website: http://crxcymbals.com/

Bosphorus Hi Hats
Bosphorus Hi Hats

Bosphorus Cymbals

Bosphorus manufactures five different 12 inch Hi Hats. All have a street price of around US$270. The Traditional, Antique and Turk Series are all describes as “Dark, Crisp, Bright” while the Gold Series is described as “Bright, Crisp, Clean” No description is available for the New Orleans Series

Website: http://www.bosphoruscymbals.com.tr/

Dream Cymbals

Bliss 12″ Hi Hats, Solid chick, expressive cuts and warm dry presence, Street US$169

Website: http://www.dreamcymbals.com/

 

Dream Bliss 12" Hi Hats
Dream Bliss 12″ Hi Hats

Istanbul Agop Cymbals

10″ Traditional Mini Hi-Hats, Fast and cutting tight stick response. List: US$440, Street US$240

12″ Turk Hi-Hats, Dark and dry. Tighter and more focused when closed. A dark wash when played open. List US$560, Street US$310

12″ 30th Anniversary Hi Hat, Paper thin. Low pitched and quiet. List US$700, Street US$380

12″ Traditional Mini Hi-Hats, Fast and cutting tight stick response. List US$560, Street US$310

Website: http://istanbulcymbals.com/

Istanbul Agop Traditional 10" Hi Hats
Istanbul Agop Traditional 10″ Hi Hats

 

 

Meinl 10 inch classics Mini Hi Hat
Meinl 10 inch classics Mini Hi Hat

 

Meinl Cymbals

10″ Classics Mini Hat, B8 alloy, Bright overtones with lots of warmth. Penetrating open hi hat sound with a fat, cutting, chick sound. List US$ 240, Street US$130

10″ Candela Percussion Hihat, B20 alloy, A specially designed hi hat just for cajon players. Can be played by hand or with lighter sticks.The top is extremely thin for a fast, controlled response. Recommended for use with the MEINL Low Hat. List US$500, Street US$270

10″ Byzance Traditional Mini Hihat, B20 alloy, Fast, quick responsive hi hats with an energetic, controlled open sound and a defined, warm, cutting chick. List US$540 Street US$290

10″ Mb8 Mini Hat, B8 alloy, Small, aggressive pairing with lots of glassy overtones and an outstanding biting, sharp chick. Suitable as an auxiliary hihat. List US$540 Street US$250

Website: http://meinlcymbals.com/

 

Paiste

Signature Combo Crisp Hi Hat 12″, Warm, bright, crisp, rich, No price information available

PST X Swiss hats 10″, Warm, rough, fuzzy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix, No price information available

PST 8 Cajon Hats 12″,  Bright, crisp. Narrow range, clean mix. List US$230, Street US$130

Website: http://www.paiste.com/

Paiste Signature Combo Crisp Hat
Paiste Signature Combo Crisp Hat

 

 

 

Saluda Decadence Series
Saluda Decadence Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saluda Nemesis Series
Saluda Nemesis Series

 

Saluda

Decadence Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Bright, Sparkly, Smooth, Energetic, Lively, Price US$140

Decadence Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Bright, Sparkly, Smooth, Energetic, Lively, Price US$150

Definitive Jazz Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Dark/Deep, Very Jazzy, Vintage Sounding, Price N/A

Diamond Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Dynamic, Complex, Full/Semi-Warm Toned, Price US$130

Diamond Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Dynamic, Complex, Full/Semi-Warm Toned, Price US$140

Earthworks Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Wide Open Sounding, Bright, Dynamic, Price US$130

Earthworks Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Wide Open Sounding, Bright, Dynamic, Price US$140

Glory Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Big, Full Sounding, Responsive, Complex, Price US$140

Glory Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Big, Full Sounding, Responsive, Complex, Price US$150

Mist X Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Excellent Clarity and Brightness, Cutting, Price US$130

Mist X Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Excellent Clarity and Brightness, Cutting, Price US$140

Nemesis Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Dynamic, Complex, Full/Semi-Warm Toned, Price US$130

Nemesis Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Dynamic, Complex, Full/Semi-Warm Toned, Price US$140

Tesla Series 10″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Explosive, Fast, Very Complex, Price US$140

Tesla Series 12″ Hi Hats, B20 alloy, Explosive, Fast, Very Complex, Price US$150

Website: http://saludacymbals.com/

 

Stagg

10″ SH Regular Medium HiHat, B20 alloy, Darker sound, matte finish, List US$170, Street us$100

12″ SH Regular Medium HiHat, B20 alloy, Darker sound, matte finish, List US$190, Street US$110

10″ DH Brilliant Medium HiHat, B20 alloy, Dynamic overtones, List US$350, Street US$200

12″ DH Brilliant Medium HiHat, B20 alloy, Dynamic overtones, List US$280, Street US$150

10″ Black Metal Rock Hi-Hat, B20 alloy, Dry, mid-scooped, List US$250, Street US$150

12″ Black Metal Rock Hi-Hat, B20 alloy, Dry, mid-scooped, List US$290, Street US$180

Website: http://www.staggmusic.com/

 

 

DH Series (Dual Hammered)
DH Series (Dual Hammered)

 

 

 

 

 

Soultone Vintage Old School
Soultone Vintage Old School

 

 

 

 

Soultone

10″ Custom Hi Hats, Hand-hammered, All around sound, List US$424, Street US$212

12″ Custom Hi Hats, Hand-hammered, All around sound, List US$472, Street US$236

10″ Custom Brilliant Hi Hats, Brighter, versatile, all around, List US$424, Street US$212

12″ Custom Brilliant Hi Hats, Brighter, versatile, all around, List US$472, Street US$236

12″ Custom Brilliant RA Hi Hats, Stick definition & Crashability List US$739, Street US$369

10″ Vintage Series Hi Hats, Darker, more traditional sound List US$424, Street US$212

12″ Vintage Series Hi Hats, Darker, more traditional sound List US$472, Street US$236

12″ Vintage Old School Hi Hats, Rich, dark signature sound, List US$541, Street US$271

10″ Gospel Series Hi hats, Faster attack, Bright sustained sound, List US$424, Street US$212

12″ Gospel Series Hi hats, Faster attack, Bright sustained sound, List US$472, Street US$236

10″ Extreme Series Hi Hats, Cutting sound, List US$424, Street US$212

12″ Extreme Series Hi Hats, Cutting sound, List US$472, Street US$236

12″ Natural Series Hi Hats, Faster attack, Bright sustained sound, List US$541, Street US$271

12″ Latin Series Hi Hats, Fast, bright, Exceptional bell “ping”, List US$541, Street US$271

Website: http://www.soultonecymbals.com/

 

UFIP

Class Series Brilliant Finish Hi-Hat 12″, B20 alloy, Fast and dynamic, warm and deep

Class Series Hi-Hat Low/Medium/High 10″ & 12″, B20 alloy, Powerful but controlled, glassy, brilliant, wide dynamic range

Natural Series Hi-Hat Medium/Low 12″, B20 alloy, Controlled, dark, rich and warm

Rough Series Hi Hat 12″, B20 alloy, Powerful, penetrating and controlled

No price information available for the North American market.

Website: http://en.ufip.it/

Ufip Class Brilliant Finsh Hi Hats
Class Brilliant Finish Hats

 

10 inch ZHT Mini Hats
10 inch ZHT Mini Hats

Zildjian

10″ ZHT MINI-HATSWEIGHT: MEDIUM THIN TOP / MEDIUM BOTTOM, Tight, controlled sound. Pin-point definition. Clean, clear “chick”, List US$260, Street US$140

12″ A ZILDJIAN SPECIAL RECORDING HIHATSWEIGHT: MEDIUM TOP / MEDIUM HEAVY BOTTOM, Tight, controlled sound. Pinpoint definition. Clean, clear, “chick”, List US$470, Street US$270

Website: http://zildjian.com/

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Market Guide: Mini Hi-Hats
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Market Guide: Mini Hi-Hats, A Round Up Comparison with list and street prices Zildjian, Bosphorus, Dream, Istanbul, Meinl, Paiste, Saluda, Stagg, UFIP
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