The 8” Toprak hi-hats are inspired by the instrument Krakeb, metal castanets found typically in percussion from Morocco. They are hammered and have a raw, earthy sound, with precise articulation and controllable dynamic range, without prolonged sustain. The top cymbal contains air holes that facilitate smooth air flow and less weight, allowing for fast and delicate expression. They are slightly thicker than the 7” Tüy and more suitable for performance with drumsticks, producing raw textures complimenting such genres as Jungle, Drum & Bass, and Funk. Excellent companions for hand percussionists and