The Xist Dry Dark Series Cymbals were created as a bridge between the acoustic and electric, organic and the electronic- a modular cymbal lineup designed to be uniquely expressive as individual pieces or in unique pairings and combinations. Each cymbal exhibits a pointed attack with dark overtones and very quick decay and is soft and wobbly. Played alone they demonstrate a wide dynamic range and with organic, dark tones designed to not overpower other instruments. In combinations they can be uniquely percussive, modern and synthetic sounding. A great compliment for traditional straight ahead jazz, synth based music and modern, progressive jazz.
Istanbul Agop Xist 13″ Dry Dark Hi-Hats
13’’ Hi Hats
Pointed, dark and trashy attack with a quick decay. Insert an additional 13” Dry Dark Crash resting in the bottom cymbal for even greater attack, a more prominent chick sound and quicker decay, or use it as an alternate bottom cymbal for a low volume, soft hi hat pairing with balanced sticking and a relatively low pitch.
When not used as a Hi Hat pair, the top cymbal makes for a quick and trashy crash and the bottom can be used as an accent bell.