Striking in appearance, SABIAN 14” Vanguard Hats deliver an ultra-smooth transition from a fat, meaty foot “chick” to a dry closed stick sound. They are completely raw on the bottoms, lathed only on the outer 2” area of the tops, and lined the rest of the way to the cup. They provide complex tone that blends exceedingly well, while offering enough power for mainstream sounds. Drummers who prefer dark cymbals with fast responses will love the HH Vanguard line. Extra-thin and light, they provide an elegant, crystalline complexity of sound that is always musical.