Stack or Aux Hats Location


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I recently put together a little stack using a Paiste PSTX Swiss Splash on top of a Zildjian Planet Z Splash in a hi-hat form. I love the thing.

I have an 8/10/12/14 3up/1down setup. I first had the stack in between the 10 and 12. Then I boomed it over to be in between the 8 and 10. Both those locations are ok, but I wanted some ideas from y'all on where you place your stack - or aux hats for that matter. I'm thinking of swinging it over by the floor tom or nestling it among my hi-hat and left crash...

Pic for layout reference:


Platinum Member
I have done between 10" and 12" and near the ride. I like it near the ride to get a very distinct difference in sound between the ride and stack/xhat.


I typically like a stack either straight in front of me (in the area a bass drum mounted cowbell would occupy) or slight off to the side of my ride ala Jon Theodore.


Silver Member
See where Neil has his? Right there for me too.

Neil Overhead.jpg