The hi-hat cymbals (nicknamed “hats”) include two cymbals mounted facing each other on a steel pole with folding help legs that maintain a hollow support cylinder standing up. The high cymbal is mounted on a thin pole, by means of a clutch, which is inserted into the hollow cymbal stand cylinder. When the foot pedal is pressed down, a mechanism causes the skinny pole to maneuver down, causing the higher cymbal to move. When the foot is lifted off the pedal, the upper cymbal rises, because of the pedal’s spring-loaded mechanism. The hello-hats may be sounded by striking the cymbals with one or two sticks or simply by opening and closing the cymbals with the foot pedal, without hanging the cymbals.
Snare, tom-tom and bass drums are always counted; Other drums such as octobans may or may not be counted. A absolutely electronic equipment weighs much less and takes up … Read More