Originally Posted by drumdevil9
IMO the Gibraltars are the best value for money. I have 3 cymbal stands and they're very well built. I wouldn't call them light but they're definitely lighter than most other stands. And they do overlap you just have to have the legs open at different degrees.
The Ludwigs are quite a bit more expensive than the Gibraltar stands (when you buy several pieces) and unfortunately, I didn't really get to compare the DW version, to the Gibraltar, and Ludwig versions.
However, I'm still glad I went with the Ludwig models. I think I would've wanted them eventually anyway (since I have a Ludwig kit.) :)