Re: High End Hat Stands....Godsend or Gimmick?
I was just looking at new HH stands this week. I bought a Shell pack and need hardware. Since I bought a Ludwig kit I first looked at Ludwig HH stand about $89. Then The sales person showed me a Pearl with a double chain drive and cams I think. It may have been the 1000 series HK. It was sooo smooth, much quicker action than the Ludwig. It's marked down price was $179.00. I don't have that kind of money right now, but if money was not an object I'd be buying that one just one the feel. Then there were several in between from $129 on up. Besides smoother lighter action on the more expensive Stands you could see a heavier duty more thought out clutch. Instead of just rubber feet, there was the option of spikes. So there is a difference IMHO. I'm in the market right now so I'm struggling with how much to invest. Before this week I knew no better and pretty much thought all HH stands except for the ultra cheapies were basically equal. One final thought, there was a thread about remote HH setups. I don't see that as a gimmick. I think being able to put the HH where it is most convenient for you, and does not interfere with cross sticking makes a lot of sense. I've never tried one, but from what I read in the thread it could be an AHA moment. Spiney
Last edited by Spiney; 06-10-2010 at 08:49 AM.