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8"/8" Crasher Hats - Benny Greb video
8"/8" Crasher Hats - Benny Greb video

Artist Concept Model 8"/8" Crasher Hats - Benny Greb - AC-CRASHER

  • Designed by Meinl Cymbals artist & R&D team
  • Unique cymbal stack combinations
  • Truly innovative sounds

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Artist Concept Model

8"/8" Crasher Hats - Benny Greb - AC-CRASHER

Benny Greb: Is it a shaker? A programmed & pitched hihat sample? Is it a crasher percussion effect? No, it’s the Crasher Hats. I wanted something that was super short, dry, clear and high in frequency...

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About Artist Concept Model

Benny Greb: Is it a shaker? A programmed & pitched hihat sample? Is it a crasher percussion effect? No, it’s the Crasher Hats. I wanted something that was super short, dry, clear and high in frequency but still very dynamic that could fulfi ll a whispering shaker-like role in the music. Tough to get! So we had to create something completely unique. Four separate cymbals sandwiched together. They have different shoulders so they collapse against each other at every hit. The result is incredible. A very unique sound that blends beautifully with ghost notes and other subdivisions, but can also make a very percussive statement. Always sounds perfect without any unwanted noise or sustaining ring. You can hear it on all my recent recordings and it has become part of my sound. Check it out. It‘s such a useful instrument. I absolutely love it.

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Features:

  • Designed by Meinl Cymbals artist & R&D team
  • Unique cymbal stack combinations
  • Truly innovative sounds

Cymbal Type:

  • Stack

Weight:

  • Thin

Size Top:

  • 8″

Size Bottom:

  • 8″

Music Style:

  • Electro, Jazz, R&B, Studio, World, Reggae, Pop, Fusion

Pitch:

  • High-Mid

Character:

  • Trashiness, Mellow

Timbre:

  • Mid-Bright

Volume:

  • Low

Lathe:

  • None

Sustain:

  • Short

Material:

  • B20 Bronze
  • B8 Bronze

Finish:

  • Raw

Shaping:

  • Hand Hammering

To Clean:

  • Meinl Cymbal Cleaner
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