Re: High End Hat Stands....Godsend or Gimmick?
I leave my high end stand at home along with my high end kit.
I buy cheap used Hat stands for gigging. I buy the stands that come with beginner kits from drummers that upgraded. I also buy cheap used drum kits for gigging. I have never had a stand fail. I do check them for loose screws, worn parts, and such from time to time.
If a stand starts to get crappy, I buy another used one for about $30.
Also the cheap ones are light in weight. A big plus for gigging.
Why risk damage or loss of expensive hardware at gigs? As long as the stand shines and raises and lowers the hats, No one knows that it is a cheap stand.
I kind of like old drums:)
Last edited by bobdadruma; 06-05-2010 at 05:53 PM.