Originally Posted by Mike Stand
Hey Wizard Sticks,
I think you may have just written a sort of Magna Carta for hardware manufacturing!
Three hip hip hoorays for lightweight, quality hardware!
But I think Gibraltar and Ludwig are certainly getting there - market forces are making them change at last. I have read that Ludwig have been sleep-walking in terms of hardware until the Atlas Classic range, and it is quite nice. A lightweight throne, and direct drive pedal options, and they could rule. In fact they could just make the classic hi-hat a direct drive pedal (surely a metalhead will not be using an item like this!) and a choice between a direct drive or belt drive bass pedal.
Chains and lightweight stands don't mix. :)