Re: Hi-Hat Stands
Well, after trying the Iron Cobra, 9000, 5000, and a few assorted budget ones, of course I ended up with the walletbuster 9000. The Cobra felt exactly like my current one, the 5000 actually felt nicer than expected, but the 9000 ended up feeling just right. I'll update with some impressions once I'm home and have tested it. I also picked up a Gibraltar Quick-Release clutch.
If I end up not liking the 9000, then I suppose the Gibraltar and the Yamaha (possibly an Axis too) are my remaining options.
Thanks for all your responses & help!