Re: Flat-Base Hardware - DW vs. Ludwig vs. Gibraltar
I use the Gibraltar fb straight stands, three of them, and the hi-hat stand. I haven't heard of any new version of it but i bought mine a year ago.
All the stands are very sturdy, I mount a 12"tom off of one of them with no issues (just align one leg with the tom) and they work well. I gig them every week. The hi-hat stand works great too. I'm gonna order the snare stand soon too. The hardware is relatively light, though I was hoping they would be even lighter.