Re: Todd Sucherman here!
The Hi Hats that make the rotation in my studio are these, and all have brilliant finish:
14" AA Regular (I use these live with STYX. Think classic "New Beats" in a way.)
14" HHX Evolution (Used on the big kit on the DVD "Methods and Mechanics" except for triple snare solo, which were 13" HH Bright Hats.)
14" AAX X-Celerator (rippled bottom. Bright and tight.)
Maybe you can go to your shop and audition these and see if they are what you're looking for.