Originally Posted by brady
From what I've seen, the Gibraltar ones are the lightest. I have 3 of the flat stands in my set up.
I almost went with the Ludwig ones--just to match the kit--but Gibraltar was easier to find and matched the rest of my gear. I'm a little OCD in that respect.
I didn't even consider the DW ones because I believe they are over-built and over-priced, as most of DW stuff is.
The Ludwigs may be the most versatile since they can overlap each other. But the Gibraltar ones are probably the lightest and have held up to a couple years of gigging.
Thank you very much for the feedback! The Gibraltar stands are quite a bit cheaper too. I really don't need anything really heavy duty, as I'm not really a wild player (even though I do play rock.)
Do you happen to have the flat-base Gibraltar snare and hi-hat stands too? I see they came out with a new version of the hi-hat stand and I'm curious if the previous version had issues or what.