Zildjian 15" A New Beat Hi-Hat (Pair) 2010s Traditional

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $150$225

In operation through various incarnations over four hundred years, Zildjian is the oldest cymbal company in operation and one of the oldest companies of operation in the world. The company has been based in Norwell, MA for the better part of a century and is still presided over by the Zildjian family.

The brighter counterpart to the umbrous, hand-hammered character of the Ks, the Zildjian A series is still constructed with the was the company's Zildjian Secret Alloy and was the first to feature machine hammering.

Conceived in the '80s to provide the market with a brighter hi-hat pairing complementary to the brighter pop music of the decade, the New Beat cymbals pair a medium top and medium-heavy bottom for a pronounced "chick" and crisper stick articulation than traditional cymbals.

This price reflects the pair of hats.

Years of production: 1980s-present

Notable players: Steve Gadd, Tony Royster, Carmine Appice