I bought this to replace my static secondary hats, as I wanted to be able to play foot patterns with both my main and 2nd hats. This is mounted on my right side, and I have to say I love it. The action is very smooth, and the footboard is perfect. I bought this instead of the Pearl because it comes with the mounting hardware, which is nearlt perfect. I wish both ends were adjustable, but I could easily get the angle and height I wanted. Only complaint is that the stand portion is much longer than the Pearl, so it can interfere with a tom if you wished to place it over or near one. But again, it's not a big problem for me. Considering buying another to replace my main hi-hat stand. Highly reccommended.