Re: High End Hat Stands....Godsend or Gimmick?
I would never apply a gimmick to any piece of hardware because it either works for you or it doesn't. But I've found that with hi-hats (probably more than bass pedals), the cheap ones work just as well for me as the more expensive ones. My favorite hi-hat stands are the HS-740 and Canopus Lightweight. I currently favor the Canopus only because it's a little smaller and lighter so it fits in the bag I use. But both are as basic as you can get. The Canopus is $140, but the Yamaha which is just as nice is around $90.