Meinl Hi-Hat Cymbals
The first question you should ask yourself when approaching these cymbals is "what kind of sound do I want?" The answer to that will be the most important factor informing your choice. For example, do you want a musical, dry cymbal with dark stick response, tight definition and a bold "chick" sound? If so, the Meinl Byzance Extra-Dry Medium Hi-Hat Cymbals are right up your alley. These hi-hats sound the way they look: dark and dirty, raw and earthy.
Searching for a more refined, modern character? Take a look at the Meinl Generation X FX Hats. The laser-engraved tribal designs on these cymbals make them a real highlight of your drum set, and the sound goes even further than that. They're sharp, cutting and brilliant - the perfect auxiliary hi-hats to add flavor to your percussion and make it heard clearly over all the other instruments in the band.
Are you the sort of drummer that has a taste for the unique and innovative? So is Johnny Rabb, and you definitely shouldn't miss his signature Generation X Safari Hi-Hat Effects Cymbal. Designed to be capable of all kinds of unique sounds, these hi-hats come with jingles in the bottom and a crown on top. Like all of Meinl's Generation X cymbals, the attack is fast and explosive, followed by swift decay that makes them precise enough to work into the tightest measures in your beat.
Just because the hi-hat is such a critical component of a cymbal setup doesn't mean you can't have some fun with it, so don't be afraid to experiment! Meinl hi-hat cymbals certainly have the options you need to do so, as well as a great selection of traditional designs if you'd rather play it classic. The most important condition to satisfy is that your new hi-hats are exactly what you're looking for, and with Meinl's selection, that's something you can easily find here.