Originally Posted by opentune
depends what you do. If you gig a lot, and travel with packing up/down, may want some heavier duty stuff, well built, double-braced
IMO you can't go wrong with Yamaha hardware, or Tama for the price.
If you gig locally, or lightly, I find single braced stands are fine, and/or modest engineered boom stands. I use a Yamaha boom stand or Tama Roadpro. Either one of them can hold plenty.....even my 40 inch ride (just kidding on that).
Ill take a look into the yamaha stuff. I don gig much but I also dont want my cymbals falling.
Originally Posted by eclipseownzu
I use the DW 9701. It is a standard double braced DW stand, except it is shorter by about a foot. This leaves the center of gravity lower and allows me to put the ride down really low, where I like it.
That looks like something I might have to look at. The low feature is a plus.