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Old 05-13-2013, 08:57 PM
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Default Yamaha hardware.

This has probably been done to death, so apologies If I am going over old ground.

I need new hardware and I am looking to go the lightweight route, but without compromising stability too much. I seem to recall someone saying that Yamaha do a good quality lightweight range.
Anyone have experience of this stuff, is it up to constant gigging and is it appreciably lighter?
Just thought I would ask before I am compelled to go into a shop with one of my stands and a set of scales for comparison, ha ha.

Any other recommendations?

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

Excellent quality and hard to beat when you are looking at lightweight stands.

I've been tempted to pick up some flat based stands but when I weigh them against the Yamaha single braced ( I think the 740 series) they are only a tiny bit lighter. Not enough to reduce the load on my hardware bag significantly - which would be my main reason to change.

IMHO, the only issue to deal with is whether you like the feel of the pedals. Everything else is just very well made and rock solid for the gigging drummer.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

Yamaha has some of the best straight stands and boom stands in the market IMO.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

i freakin love yamaha hardware. We have all yamaha hardware on the gretsch catalina at school - and personally i love the pedal and hi hat stand. The boom stands are easily collapsable and weigh half as much as the gibraltar hardware I gig with.

edit: we probably have all yamaha because our drum tech is endorsed :0 - but regardless it is some amazing stuff. Even the hardware on my stage custom is fantastic
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

I have the lighter Yamaha stuff now. It stays cased up ready to go for a gig in my garage. I'm using the 740 hi-hat and the CS-650 straight cymbal stands, and I have a couple of 7-series snares stands. I love it. They are lighter, and very stable. I do also use that 550 throne they have, which is very lightweight and so far I've had no issues with it. It of course, is not as stable as a big heavy throne, but I'm saving my back if I can. My foot pedal is a Tama Iron Cobra Jr., so no Yamaha pedal this time around.

It sure beats hauling around my Pearl 900-series stuff!
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

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Yamaha has some of the best straight stands and boom stands in the market IMO.
+1, I'm a big fan of Yamaha's stuff. Well built and good priced.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

Yamaha makes good stuff. I replaced almost all my hardware (DW, Tama, Pearl) with Yamaha 600 and 700 series stuff. And I have two Yamaha hex racks.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:30 AM
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I like my Yamaha 800 series hardware, but they do offer other series with lighter weight. In my opinion light weight is not the only attribute that I would be looking at, but if it's the most important to you, all well and good.



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Old 05-14-2013, 07:54 AM
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I have used Yamaha 700 series cymbal stands for over 15 years. I will probably not buy any other brand again, I'm so happy with these. They handle tons of weight and stay where you put them, every time.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

Thanks for the comments and info, guys. Looks like its the Yamaha hardware for me.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:07 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha hardware.

Now that the 600 series is quite lighter then the 700 series (which almost weights the same as the 800 double braced stands)
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