Turkish Cymbals 13" Travel Hi-Hat Medium
Brand: Turkish Cymbals
- Hand crafted in Istanbul, Turkey
- Medium Hi-Hats great for all styles. Smaller size but better response...
- The 13″ hi-hats are of a medium weight and are pitch-paired at the factory to ensure a balanced, musical sound that will fit any style of music, from classic to contemporary.
- The foot chick is crisp and strong, and splashes have a nice spray without an abundance of mid-range overtones. The closed stick sound is woody and tight, providing super-clean articulation when played on top with the tip of the stick and a denser and slightly broad “chunk” when struck on the edge with the shoulder. They’re soft and expressive enough to play smooth swing patterns, yet bright and robust enough to cut through in louder amplified situations.
- Available 13-inch
Details: Turkish Cymbals recently brought in twenty-year endorsing artist and jazz/rock/pop international road dog Chris Wabich to develop a set of small yet versatile cymbals that will fit in a suitcase or carry-on case to minimize issues when flying with them to gigs. “What’s cool about this set is you can go on the road and you won’t be in danger of being forced to check it by the airlines,” says Wabich. “You can backline whatever other cymbals you need and not worry too much if they’re decent or not, since you’ve got the gig covered with these.” The series, called the Travel Set, comprises a pair of 13″ medium-weight hi-hats, a 17″ medium-thin crash, and a 16″ flat ride with two rivets.
The Travel Set doesn’t represent the first time Wabich has worked with Turkish to design cymbals. Several years ago he helped create the Vintage Soul series, which adapted classic manufacturing techniques to give drummers modern-made options with warmer, richer, and jazzier sounds. The 13″ hi-hats and 17″ crash of the Travel Set look similar to those in the Vintage Soul series; they have the same traditional finish, hand hammering, and wide lathing patterns. The 16″ flat ride, however, is unlathed and raw, like the cymbals in the company’s dark, dry Kurak series.
One concern Wabich had when developing the Travel Set was in regards to consistency. “Often handmade cymbals have too much variance,” he says. “The Travel Set, however, can be played confidently—in any performance—right out of the box.”