Re: Best choice for durable preferably cheap stands?
I also agree with the Tama single-braced and Yamaha 700 series cymbal stands. I have used both and have clamped other cymbal arms and toms to them, and they hold up great. The two Tama stands I now have are about fifteen years old. Peace and goodwill.
Gretsch Catalina toms and BD / Mapex Saturn (snare) / Sabian / Evans / ProMark