Yamaha Hi-Hat Advice Needed

Wave Deckel

Gold Member
Thanks for your insight. The HS1200 is one of the contenders for sure. Do you find the weight an issue in any way for regular gigging?
My two cents: The difference between the HS740a and HS1200 is not that huge. There are other "top-of-the-line" hihat-stand that weigh much more than the Yamaha. The question is more about: Are you willing to spend much more for the HS1200?

The HS1200D is a really really great stand. But not exactly cheap.


Platinum Member
I now use a modified HS1200. I used the 1200T with the 700 series hardware before but I went to the lighter 600 cymbal stands with customized snare and hh stands.

The regular 1200 feautures a third double braced leg. I had that removed so its now a single braced two leg stand.

Its still rock solid and light, yet with the extra settings options and same pedal plate as my kick.