When the foot pedal is pressed down, a mechanism causes the thin pole to maneuver down, causing the upper cymbal to move. When the foot is lifted off the pedal, the higher cymbal rises, as a result of pedal’s spring-loaded mechanism. The hi-hats could be sounded by striking the cymbals with one or two sticks or simply by opening and shutting the cymbals with the foot pedal, without striking the cymbals. The capacity to create rhythms on the hello-hats with the foot alone permits drummers to make use of each sticks on other drums or cymbals. Different sounds could be created by striking “open hi-hats” (without the pedal depressed, which creates a noisy sound nicknamed “sloppy hats”) or a crisp “closed hello-hats” sound (with the pedal pressed down).
Triggers and sensors can be used in conjunction with conventional or built-in microphones. The hi-hat cymbals (nicknamed “hats”) include two cymbals mounted … Read More