The Coady xChanger is an Auxiliary hi-hat (x-hat) system that allows drummers to adjust the wash (tightness / buzz) during a performance. Drummers now have an x-hat that does not trap them into only a single setting. The continuously variable range of the xChanger is easy to change on the fly. When both feet are engaged with other instruments hi-hats can still be adjusted. The xChanger provides an ultimate level of freedom. Operates by hand or stick.