Re: Best choice for durable preferably cheap stands?
I use stands from DW, Tama, Ludwig, Yamaha and Pearl. I believe from a value and quality standpoint, the Pearl double braced BC-900 boom/straight stands are the way to go. There's nothing wrong with any of the above manufacturers, but I'm balancing features, sturdiness, cost and they also incorporate the Uni-Lock tilters for very easy cymbal placement. Looking at any manufacturers "medium grade" stands will usually put you in the right direction.