Re: And the sickness continues!
Yamaha, Yamaha, Yamaha.
One of these days, I'm going to buy a complete set of Yamaha hardware. I'll keep a heavier stool though (oh the virtue of being 250Ibs+) just to be on the safe side.
I've really cut down on the weight of my hardware in the last year. I'm using a bass-drum mounted cymbal holder, a lightweight pedal, two single-braced old Pearl stands and a lightweight Mapex hi-hat stand. The only heavy part is my Pearl DN-1000 'Roadster' stool - which was actually sold to me by a guy that wanted something lighter!
It makes a huge difference having lighter hardware. I'm able to carry all of mine at once in a small holdall. It's brilliant.