Re: High End Hat Stands....Godsend or Gimmick?
My latest hihat stand was $35.00 -new. One of those cheappy OSP from eBay. Works great.
The only thing is that I have it set up at home. I am not gigging right now. If you are out playing every week, this is the test. How they play isn't the only issue. How do they last on the road.
Even when you are extra careful, gigging is tough on equipment. Better equipment usually does stand up to the road with higher success.
With that in mind, I don't think I am going to get a better stand unless I need too, even after I start gigging again..