Since 1951, Meinl has been impressing professional drummers the world over thanks to the great deal of hard work put into every percussion instrument they design. In fact, Meinl is just as passionate about playing the drums as you are, and their hi-hat cymbals are preferred by many top-recording artists, including Atom Willard and Chad Wackerman. With names like that, you can bet that any hi-hat cymbal you choose from Meinl will take your kit one step closer to a setup worthy of the pros. Throughout this section you'll find plenty of examples that prove Meinl's dedication to innovation. From their versatile Byzance Dark Hi-Hats to their Mb20 Heavy Soundwave Hi-Hats designed for more extreme musical styles, Meinl has something for every taste. Need a place to start your search? Check out the M-Series Medium Hi-Hat Cymbals. Featuring a strong response with a controlled feel, these cymbals are clear and bright when played with a fat stick. The M-Series cymbals have been created to suit a variety of musical genres, making this option ideal for any enthusiastic percussionist. Or, for something totally different, turn your attention to the Generation X Johnny Rabb Safari Hi-Hat Effects Cymbals. Designed specifically for today's drum and bass scene, this 12" pairing can produce a multitude of new sounds. With jingles on the bottom hi-hat to enhance its attack, the Generation X Hi-Hats are fast, explosive and overall a great way to add crazy new tone colors to your drum routine. These days, drummers have a seemingly endless array of hi-hat cymbals to choose from, but you'll always get more bang for your buck when you go with Meinl. The simple truth is that Meinl has made a name for themselves by marching to the beat of their own drum, and they take pride in crafting cymbals that are more than capable of highlighting the strongest aspects of your performance.