Bridging the Gap Between Hats and Crashes
Artist and YouTube sensation Anika Nilles loves her big, dark cymbals. Hence the inspiration behind her Meinl Artist Concept 18" Deep Hats. These hi-hats go well beyond the realm of basic timekeeping. Their dark, musical wash — courtesy of the Meinl Byzance series — offers textures between standard hats and crashes, with a musical body and just the right amount of trashiness to fill space in a mix. Sticking patterns come across loud and clean via the increased surface area. And a series of top-cymbal perforations prevent airlock and help dry decay. Use the Anika Nilles Meinl Artist Concept 18" Deep Hats as your main pair if you're the adventurous sort, or stack them over your ride (includes mount) for big chorus textures.
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The Meinl Artist Concept series celebrates the individuality of each performer with a cymbal stack that is uniquely their own. What Sweetwater likes about this series is that it takes the guesswork out of cymbal stacking. Each instrument is made from complementary alloys, weights, sizes, finishes, and surfacing for a professional-looking stack that fills a specified need. Explore new textures and revitalize your old patterns with Meinl Artist Concept cymbals.
Meinl Cymbals 18" Anika Nilles Deep Hats
- 18" hi-hats with a big bite and full body
- Created by Anika Nilles and Meinl R&D
- Crafted from 2 real Byzance cymbals
- Bridges the gap between crashes and hats
- Soft, dark wash
- Just the right amount of trashiness
- Top perforations dry out decay and prevent airlock
- Includes boom mount