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In [this](http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2014/05/ben-thatcher-royal-blood-drummer-blog/#.VMTRr5n6lGp) Modern Drummer interview, about his cymbals of choice, Ben says: "Zildjian cymbals are my metal of choice. I’ve used them my whole life, and I’m lucky enough to have a deal with them. I’m currently using a 15? A New Beat top hi-hat over a 15? K Light bottom, a 19? K Dark Thin crash, a 20? K Custom ride, and a 22? K Dark Medium ride. Very loud!"more
Even though they're 15-s there's no "wobble" in the opened sound. I got this pair recently and tried them out. The sound is fantastic in all dimensions: closed sound is bright and well pronounced, chick sound is crisp and readable, opened sound has a rich wash with no unnecessary sounds. This hi-hat will work for any kind of music application and seems to me it will be well heard in the mix even without the hi-hat mic