Yes my DW 9000 does this, one of my essential criteria for choosing it. This feature is important for doing fast splash / chick ostinatos without the rod and top hat clunking to a stop after a splash.$429 seems high for what it is. I think the Yamaha 1200 is around $100 less. Speaking of hi hat stands, Jojo Mayer mentions on his secrets pt. 2 dvd that the mark of a good hi hat stand is a floating rod. In other words, when you step down and then release the pedal the top hat should bounce freely and not stop dead. Not one of the last 3 stands I've owned functioned like that. Anybody have one that does?
Thanks, that mirrors my thoughts. Mayer centers his feet around the constant release movement, and claims to keep his BD pedal at minimal tension. Stands to reason he'd want a looser feel on the hat.Yes my DW 9000 does this, one of my essential criteria for choosing it. This feature is important for doing fast splash / chick ostinatos without the rod and top hat clunking to a stop after a splash.
Yes, go back to your website and watch the video and you can see how the level lever pulls the rod strait down with a smooth motion. I've enjoyed mine for years.Most hihats have a direct attachment to the Center rod , so when you depress the hihat it pulls directly down , this doesn’t necessarily allow for a consistent and smooth down and up action . The down action might be slower than the upward action .
The Tama Leverglide allows the action to be consistent and smooth by use of a lever connection to the down rod . I was skeptic all myself at first until I spent a couple hours about 20 years ago testing hihat actions with another drummer at one of our well stocked local shops . The Tama Leverglide consistently felt smoother and faster than any of the direct pull models .
Gibraltar’s sadly discontinued Liquidglide worked on a similar principal but utilized a dual chain . It was also very smooth and consistent .