Meinl is proud to add the new 14" Derek Roddy Signature Hihat to its Byzance Brilliant Series of cymbals. Hand hammered from B20 bronze in Meinl's own Turkish cymbal factory, it combines an Extra Dry cymbal and a Brilliant finished cymbal in one hihat. Depending on the player's sonic preference, each cymbal can be used either on the bottom or on the top. This makes the 14" Serpents Hihat a very versatile instrument that fits every musical situation. "The Serpents hats are the perfect hihat for me," says Derek Roddy. "They have an oversized sound without being?well, oversized. A super fuzzy sound when played open and an articulate and crisp sound when played closed. Need another sound for another type of gig? Then turn them over and experience a totally different sounding set of hats that is much softer and less dramatic. They fit in every musical situation. Truly the most versatile hihat I have ever played."