I am the drummer and the guy that mics the drums when we track. It trully is a pleasure, like cooking a great meal and then eating it, but I have a philosophical difference with my hihat miking technique. Here is the rub- I like to position the mics so they don't interfere with my range of motion or cramp me mentally, and thus I keep the hat mic back at the stem, above the clutch, and aim it on 45 degrees to the point of impact. It sure doesn't get in the way but I could be more happy with my sound from that mic. I realize most folks have it tight on the stick, but I don't like that as a performer. Any tips, compromises? I am all ears. Cheers, Doc.