I am wanting a pair of hi hat cymbals for recording. I have a decent Pearl heavy duty high hat stand, it's pretty quiet in operation and smooth as silk.
I'll be playing a variety of styles, something versatile that records well. I have sticks, rubber mallets and brushes. I have questions.
In general, the difference between 13", 14" and 15" hats in terms of pitch and tone?
In general, the difference between heavier cymbals and lighter ones in terms of pitch and tone?
I am thinking the bang for the buck is in buying used hats, I don't need top of the line but I'd rather go with some Zildjian or Paiste or other quality makes. Used in the up to $150 for a 2 cymbal set is around my price range.
I don't care if they are dirty, would prefer to avoid cracked, dented or keyholed cymbals if possible.
Any and all recommendations and advice is most welcome, thank you in advance!!!