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Old 04-24-2007, 03:53 PM
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Default Reasonably decent cheap boom?

I'm looking for a new boom stand for fairly cheap (don't really want to spend more than £35 really). I have seen there are a few about for that price I think Premier (2000 series?)do a relitively cheap one and also there a one or two Stagg ones about for that price or cheaper and the cheapest Pearl boom stand (B-70W)is also around that price (a couple of quid more I think). Are the Stagg stands ok? and do they look half decent? I don't really want something that looks really cheap and tacky. I have also seen a new Premier Olympic boom stand on an ebay shop for about £22 delivered but they all look quite similar and I don't really know how all the cheap stands compare in terms of quality.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:48 PM
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Not knowing your circumstances and such stands are something you should have around for a while. I don't know of any tacky looking stands but there are cheaper stands that may not last you long depending on use and gigging schedule. Double braced are a bit more sturdy than single and yet some folks don't like the extra weight. You may want to try to find some better grade used ones. Good luck with your hunt.
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:44 AM
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I think you should check out pacific.
I own some of their hardware and it is very sturdy and never as it given me any serious problems.
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:05 AM
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i bought a pacific boom for 50 USD and i regret it. now the boom stand doesnt stay tight and when i hit it it flops everywhere.
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:23 AM
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i used to buy cheap stands, i regret it, the washers break failry quickly, witch causes a serious problem, your cymbal will slide down to pretty much where the tilter is. And as most of them dont have anything to stop the cymbal coming in contact with the screw for the wingnut, it will cause some serious keyholing. i am talking from experiance, lucky all my cymbals that that happened to were incredibly cheap
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:50 AM
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what kind of cymbal are you putting on it?
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: Reasonably decent cheap boom?

Will be putting a 17" AAXplosion crash on it. To be honest, I'm not playing really that much at the moment so it won't get a great amount of use but its currently on a really old single braced Premier stand which is a bit battered and quite hard to adjust how I want it, plus it looks a bit poor.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:42 PM
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i bought a pacific boom for 50 USD and i regret it. now the boom stand doesnt stay tight and when i hit it it flops everywhere.
really, i bought a 900 stand for 60 bucks and it holds my 14in tom and a 20in ride...no flopping.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:44 PM
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I hear big dog hardware does the job and is priced really well.
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:24 AM
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Sonor MBS173 could be the go for you, if you can find them.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:45 AM
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I have two of these and I am very pleased with them. Converts from boom to straight easily. The only problem I have with it is the boom arm is a bit on the short side, but oh well. I have a 16" crash on one and a 22" on the other.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...and?sku=443540
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Reasonably decent cheap boom?

Thans for the suggestions,

Budiesel, I would most probably get that Pacific stand but I'm in the UK and I can't get it for anywhere near that price. I found the Sonor MBS173 for just under 30 delivered which seems quite reasonable but it has to be shipped from Germany which I'm not too keen on.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:15 PM
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I have got a premier 2000 boom stand and it is great gret quility with disipering boom and tons of memory locks it is a steal at about 35 (i got mine 4 that much) GET THAT 1 U WILL NOT RREGRET IT get1

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Old 05-02-2007, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: Reasonably decent cheap boom?

I've been using Tama hardware for a long time and you could get a single braced boom stand for around $55-60 USD. I'm actually using all single braced cymbal stands except for my ride (which is a double braced), and they're pretty sturdy.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: Reasonably decent cheap boom?

Try a Yamaha CS-655, it's marketed as a beginner stand, but apparently they're becoming quite popular with gigging drummers due to the light-weight. I have an Istanbul 20" ride on mine with no problems, plus it was only 28.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:02 PM
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Stagg is pretty good, but they don't last very long. My 5-year old straight stand is beginning to show signs of age. But for 35 pounds I think you can get a Tama Stagemaster, which works pretty well. Unless you want to suspend something as high as the stand can go and play it hard, you'll knock the stand off the stage if you don't look out That almost happened to my stagemaster stand when a friend borrowed it... he plays metal and had a china on it as high as possible. He nearly knocked it off the drum stage, for which I would have kicked his a**. But for normal use they're fine.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Reasonably decent cheap boom?

id advise against the stagg option.i got one,and now i use it just to hold a small splash,they move when you hit the cymbal,and the tilt too,i find it quite comical,would advise investing as it can last you a lifetime really
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:19 AM
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really, i bought a 900 stand for 60 bucks and it holds my 14in tom and a 20in ride...no flopping.
not the stand, the boom arm
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:22 AM
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Ebay usually has good stuff. Got a heavy duty snare stand pretty cheap on there.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:34 AM
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I have two of these and I am very pleased with them. Converts from boom to straight easily. The only problem I have with it is the boom arm is a bit on the short side, but oh well. I have a 16" crash on one and a 22" on the other.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...and?sku=443540
I have this same stand. I have a 17 inch crash on it and also an 8 inch tom. its very steady
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