Originally Posted by JPGR
I know for the most part hardware has improved, although, I've never had a problem with Rogers hardware
When I ordered my Gretsch kit back in the mid 70s I ordered Rogers hardware for the mounted toms and the cymbal stands.
This is long before the ball socket.
Rogers always made strong hardware.
I still use the tom hardware and the throne base to this day!
The cymbal stands are long gone. They were too heavy!