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Old 12-31-2008, 08:17 PM
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Default HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

well not really rotating, 3 position - - - This morning i was laying in bed looking at my hi-hats that were right in front of my face. i have a cheap excel stand up that im suppose to give to a friend cause his is broken. i was looking at it and also looking at the second pedal of my old Gibraltar double, which set to the side, unable to reach the double bass rod cause of HH legs. I took a closer look at the cheap excel and found a way to make a 3-position hi-hat stand. Pictures aren't that great... oh well...

1 this is how the pedal connects to the legs and stand. the tube part slides down onto the shaft of the pedal, and the legs of the stand come around the pipe thingy :) the pipe and leg connector have been drilled through straight, and the pedal shaft thing is threaded for the screw that holds it together.

2 this is everything put together, without the screw in.

3 4 these holes i drilled off-center...

5 everything back together using one of the off-center holes.

so now the stand goes straight, left and right, and it took like 5 minutes. sadly i have to give up my new fancy stand :D and my other doesnt work the same way so wont rotate at all... oh well... so if your stand works this way you can drill through and make your stand like this, drill as far over to the side as you can so you get the most room. and the pictures are before i files the drilled holes, you should do that too.

i thought it was cool :D
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

What brand/model is your "new fancy stand"? A lot of the modern hi hats have the option of simply removing one of the three legs to accommodate double bass.

Personally, I just got the DW 5000 2 leg hi hat stand, even though I don't play DB. Makes snare positioning easier, and it's the smoothest hat stand I've ever played, too boot!
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

its an excel... and i f you didn't get it form the first post, the stand didnt come that way, i modified it... fancy was a sarcastic remark :) new just meant that now that it had been modified it was like a different stand altogether.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:50 PM
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its an excel... and i f you didn't get it form the first post, the stand didnt come that way, i modified it... fancy was a sarcastic remark :) new just meant that now that it had been modified it was like a different stand altogether.
Ah, I get it. I thought you were saying you would give your BETTER stand to your friend since you modified the cruddy stand to work better for you.

What brand is your better stand? Maybe we can figure out a way to similarly mod it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

oh no, the better stand is probably some sort of a gibraltar. it came with my set, but it quite a bit different than the excel.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

Every hh stand I ever owned was capable of adjusting the pedal left or right to compliment the db slave pedal. This is the first I ever heard of someone having to do a physical modification to the hh stand.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

my entry-level Ludwig hi-hat stand cannot move to accomodate a slave pedal... good thing I don't use a double pedal.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:34 AM
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my entry-level Ludwig hi-hat stand cannot move to accomodate a slave pedal... good thing I don't use a double pedal.
Maybe I have been lucky since the beginning. All I ever had to do was twist the pedal.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:56 AM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

I don't know about high end stuff, but every set I've seen doesn't spin. its cheaper and easier to make, so its most likely common on only entry sets.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:09 AM
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http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/r...H/GEDC0150.jpg

theres the other
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:15 AM
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Ah... well, there is a crazy thing you could try... Remove all three legs, and use a dogbone clamp to clamp it to a cymbal stand. That effectively moves the three legs back totally out of the way, although it does marry you to using two stands.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:36 AM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

Before I would ever do that, I would get the rivets out or support arms off, which ever. Then go to music go round, grab the bottom piece of a cymbal stand, and weld the arms to it. Then it would actually fully rotate. That would take a while, but we'll see.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:56 AM
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Before I would ever do that, I would get the rivets out or support arms off, which ever. Then go to music go round, grab the bottom piece of a cymbal stand, and weld the arms to it. Then it would actually fully rotate. That would take a while, but we'll see.
Ah, but MY way, you could theoretically restore the hi hat stand to its original specs. :-)
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

then forget about taking the arms off at the base, and take then off from the legs. Get the rivet out. Attach the bottom part of the cymbal stand along with its arms. 3 screws and nuts, and the you can CHOOSE which system you want to use. Original non-moving or modified spinny :)
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: HH stand turned into rotating HH stand

I think more recently manufactured hi hats rotate at the footboard now, even entry ones, it's just because the use of double pedals has grown exponentially since they came on the scene, now most drummers use them so most drummers need hi hat stands with rotating footboards. It is always cool to do a mod on a piece of gear and having it actually do what you intended it to do.
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