The only part of your kit that you play with both your hands and foot, the correct hi-hat stand is essential for a comfortable and great sounding playing experience.
At the lower end of hi-hat stands the focus is purely on the stands ability to hold up the hi-hat cymbals without falling over but at the higher end, its all about control and accuracy. Hi-hat foot control is essential to bring out the subtleties and dynamics in a really top drum performance.
The cheapest hi-hat stand that we offer is the Mapex Tornado at only £25. A no thrills but reliable hi-hat stand that gets you playing. The Mapex Mars 600 and Pearl 800 series hi hat stands are more sturdy and can be relied upon to survive through a tough gigging schedule. If you want complete control though we recommend the Pearl 930 with it’s fully adjustable spring tension action.
Gibraltar offer an interesting option for those going for the vintage look. The flat based design of their 8700 series has the look of days gone by but the reliability of the modern age.
An exciting new product the Yamaha Crosstown Hardware Pack is an entire hardware pack that weighs less than your average snare drum whilst still being sturdy enough for a pro gig.