Originally Posted by bobdadruma
As Cleforo and others have stated, Make sure that the load is placed over a leg when setting the cymbal stands. I positioned the stand legs under the load of the boom arm for my ride cymbal. I also counterbalanced the weight of the ride by adding a clamp type cymbal mount to the boom stand for a crash. That adds even more stability to the boom stand. Use design to your advantage when setting up your kit.
Your cymbal clamp off of your ride cymbal stand is genious! If I do this I can get rid of a stand all together. Has anyone out there hung a 12" tom off of one of these flat base stands? I did one gig with a 10" tom but I am not sure if one could handle the weight.