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    Why do we use cymbal sleeves for crashes/rides/etc,
    But we donít on hihats in the clutch?
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    I thought the same thing and decided to make a few from clear plastic drinks bottles which I cut out and glued together. I used them for about 6 months but gave up - I noticed that my hats didn't wear away at the very thin plastic so they obviously weren't in risk of keyholing so I didn't see the point (they were also fiddly and a major pain). Maybe its because hi hats are generally mounted pretty flat so there is little offset weight causing wear on one side of the hole, unlike cymbals and rides which tend to be angled (unless you are a fashion victim).

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    Mine does.

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    I sometimes wonder why they don't use metal grommets like they do with marching cymbals to prevent key holing.
    We're talking 15 to 20 cents a cymbal to install from the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgm554 View Post
    I sometimes wonder why they don't use metal grommets like they do with marching cymbals to prevent key holing.
    We're talking 15 to 20 cents a cymbal to install from the factory.
    That's actually a great idea
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    I made my own sleeve for my hats out of automotive hose. I've been using the same piece for a few yrs now.

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