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Old 01-08-2008, 05:45 AM
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Default Best light, portable hi-hat stand?

I have a Pearl Eliminator which is great, but it's very heavy. I'd like something smaller so I can take my e-drums on trips. I've seen those 'cocktail' kits that come with very light cymbal hardware - can anyone recommend a light, portable hi-hat stand that is relatively sturdy?
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: Best light, portable hi-hat stand?

can anyone recommend a light, portable hi-hat stand that is relatively sturdy?

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Old 01-08-2008, 10:02 PM
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Yamaha's low end stands are great and really light, as are Gibraltar and DW's flat base stands.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: Best light, portable hi-hat stand?

I use both Tama and Pearl single braced hi-hat stands and they're both holding up very well. I like the looks of those Axis stands too.

I'm glad people are interested in light hardware again. It seems like hardware has been way overbuilt for years. The need for big bulky stands was manufactured by the drum companies in the '70s and since that time, most drummers have gravitated toward heavy hardware regardless of their actual needs. I personally don't own any double braced cymbal stands. I've never had a problem with light or medium weight stands and I play most styles, including hard rock. Unless you're playing metal, or are touring and have a roadie to lug that stuff around, big heavy stands are just not required. If you don't believe me, check out Ginger Baker's cymbal hardware from the '60s. He wasn't exactly anybody's idea of a light hitter.
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Default Re: Best light, portable hi-hat stand?

I've used the DW 5000 two-legged stand. It's still pretty light for a double-braced stand and the lack of a leg helps reduce weight. Getting a two-legged stand is a great way to conserve weight and space.
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I've used the DW 5000 two-legged stand. It's still pretty light for a double-braced stand and the lack of a leg helps reduce weight. Getting a two-legged stand is a great way to conserve weight and space.
I use one of these myself...excellent quality and allows for a little more space w/o the 3rd. leg. Highly recommend!
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:53 AM
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Default Re: Best light, portable hi-hat stand?

BOA hat stand and Taye stand from the GoKit (G hardware, I believe).
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Default Re: Best light, portable hi-hat stand?

I sold most of my double braced stuff, and replaced it with 600 and 700 series Yamaha stands. My hi-hat is a medium weight single braced stand with a swivel tripod. I bought it used off eBay. It would fall into the 700 series category.
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