What closed hi-hat attachement?

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Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:38 am

What closed hi-hat attachement would you recommed?

I was thinking about Gibraltar but both models are unavaible in Poland and currently I'm thinking about Sonor 400 series:
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any thoughts? suggestions?
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Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:35 pm

Maybe the Mapex X hat? But you would have to buy a clamp for it.
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Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:10 pm

AFAIK Mapex is not an option in our retarded country.
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:20 am

The DW hi-hat clutch with a locking bottom drum key screw is the greatest hi-hat clutch for DB players.
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Post Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:38 am

finally I got my Gibraltar X-hat :) it seems kind of cool although it's lacking keyhole protection for the bottom cymbal :?
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:12 pm

I've only used the Tama one so I can't compare it to anything else, but I don't like it.

If I decide to play with two hats when I get my next kit I'll probably throw a Gibraltar remote hi-hat on the set.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:10 am

what is wrong with the Tama x-hat?

I consider adding secondary hat to my set in the further future and thought just about tama product.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:27 am

NO ATTACHMENT. THAT'S THE BEST. I WOULD RECOMMEND GETTING ANOTHER HI-HAT ALWAYS CLOSED, SO WHEN YOU'RE DOUBLE KICKIN' IT YOU CAN PLAY THAT INSTEAD OF THE OPEN HI-HATS. BUT THEN AGAIN, THAT'S THE OPINION OF ONE DRUMMER OUT OF ????????
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:08 am

I like the DW one. It has a clutch on it and closely resembles a regular HH stand.

I would make a slight modification though- get some Loc-tite low-strength and apply it to the threads of the rod.

http://www.loctite.com/int_henkel/locti ... 9&layout=3

By doing this, your x-hats won't loosen up (or tighten up). They stay how you like them. DO NOT get the high-strength stuff, as you will permanently freeze the threads and it will take a torch to break it loose. The low-strength gums up the threads just enough that they won't move.
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:16 am

I'm a Gilbralter fan myself.
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:16 am

I think mine is a Gibralter, you can see it in my pics at myspace.com/boomtapcrash I love it, I need to remember to set it for the next song though. I can set the tension where I want by just grabbing the cymbals and spinning them. It's a cool effect to roll on the cymbals while they are spinning!
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:31 am

I would save myself some money and buy the DW drop clutch attachment for your main hi-hat stand.

It's cheap, it's effective, and you wont have any extra , unnessesary equipment to lug around.

( I have a friend who's kit has 3 hi-hats on it...it's a bitch..)
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:31 pm

Guru - The Tama x-hat attachment seems like some babaric chunk of metal to me. The screw threads are starting to wear out now. It's not very adjustable either. It's got a little lever that you can use to clamp them down a little more, but if you ever lift the lever and play them, it'll close itself again. It's also got no keyhole protection. Just playing on it in general is annoying. It seems to make your hi-hats dead somehow and it seems like they're actually harder to play. Maybe it's because the top hat sits on the lower hat and isn't held up by a clutch like other systems. I just haven't had any luck with it. Try one and see what you think.

I though about getting another hi-hat stand, but it's too much hardware and it'll get in the way or won't fit where I want to put it. I'm thinking a remote hi-hat it the way to go if I can't find an auxiliary that works good.
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:42 am

I have the tama closed hat attachment and I do not recommend it. I'm looking into the pearl closed hat attachment for when I get my new pearl set.