These unique “pocket-sized” hi-hats are designed for very quick foot action response with crisp and clear articulation, particularly in low dynamical situations. They are inspired by the instrument Krakeb, metal castanets found typically in percussion from Morocco. The top cymbal contains air holes that facilitate smooth airflow and less weight, allowing for fast and delicate expression. These hi-hats are sonically very compatible with hand percussion instruments, providing for a very light feel without overbearing volume or prolonged sustain. They are ideal for combining with such percussion as the Cajon and a wide variety of Frame Drums and other percussions from various cultures.
There are two models consisting of the ultra-light and thin Tüy set and the hammered and darker Toprak set. The Toprak is slightly thicker than the Tüy and more suitable for performance with drumsticks, producing raw textures complimenting such genres as Jungle, Drum & Bass, and Funk.
Designed by Jarrod Cagwin