Re: DW pedals ... kind of crap?
To be fair to our OP though, I found the 3500 hi-hat stand a little on the light side. But on the other hand, that's what they say it is - a light-to-medium hi-hat stand. When you compare the 3000 series to the 5000 series, there is a big difference when you look at the size of the tubing between the two lines. I wouldn't say the 3500 hi-hat is crap though, it is what it is and you just have to adjust accordingly. Alot of people use the 3000 series hardware and I've yet to hear any real complaints. I will allow that because it's DW, you tend to not get as good a discount on their stuff as you would other manufacturers, so you do pay a bit more, but it's par for the territory. Remember when Yamaha had their hey-day in the 80s? Their prices then were a little stiffer than everybody elses' too.