Re: Flat-Base Hardware - DW vs. Ludwig vs. Gibraltar
I have been gigging the Gibraltar flat base stuff since I got back stateside. If you have seen some of my videos I really hit hard and no issues. I also have a DW flush base stand.
What I prefer about the Gibraltar stands is the portion which holds the cymbal. The DW limited the amount of freedom my cymbals could move. So I removed that part from my DW stand and replaced it with the Gibraltar style.
The hi hat stand from the Gibraltar setup is great and offers good response and stability. I also use the snare stand from the Gibraltar setup to hold my 12" rack tom. My only complaint with the stands are with the straight tube stand. I would prefer to have the boom stands only because they can serve as both a straight or boom stand.