I purchased this to replace/upgrade my 13" Gen16 hi-hats. I installed them and all was ok except there is a very high pitched ringing sound as the cymbal strike decays. At first I thought maybe it would be OK and not be too noticeable but when I started playing with them it was clear that was not the case. The noise is very noticeable and very annoying. It happened when the hi-hat was struck with a stick and when the hi-hat is closed with the pedal. It didn't seem to be a problem when the hi-hat is open and struck with a stick. I went online to some forums and found that this is a well known issue with these hi-hats. The suggestions online were to mute the cymbal with the supplied dampers and some tape. I tried this, but by the time I sufficiently eliminated the noise the hi-hats sounded terrible. I tried every arrangement of tape and dampers and nothing improved the situation so I eventually ended up returning them and going back to the 13" hi-hats. I can't recommend these hi-hats and would suggest you go with the 13" version instead.