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Old 01-26-2008, 12:33 PM
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Hi all,

Just a quick question that i wonder if you can help me with?

Last year i badly hurt my back playing rugby and since then it has been getting better with help of physo etc but still have to be careful. One thing i need to do is get some really lightweight but decent hardware for my kit.

The main thing is as lightweight as humanly possible as I am normally the one who has to lift it - any ideas?

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Old 01-26-2008, 04:08 PM
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Look at the Yamaha-my favorite anyway.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:22 PM
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You can put three or four multi clamps on one Tama Road pro...one heavy stand is gonna be lighter than four or five light stands.....explore multi clamping ...use the force.......
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:24 PM
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I use a couple DW flatbase cymbal stands - they're great. I didn't pay full price for 'em, though.... If they're too steep, look at the lightweight Yamaha or cheap Pacific line
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:26 PM
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Check out the Gibraltar 8600 line. They are very cheap...about half the price of the DW. I only paid I think $45 for each of my cymbal stands. The snare and hi-hat stands are great too. Other than that I'd suggest the Yamaha.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:36 PM
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Check out the Gibraltar 8600 line. They are very cheap...about half the price of the DW. I only paid I think $45 for each of my cymbal stands. The snare and hi-hat stands are great too. Other than that I'd suggest the Yamaha.
And the weight of them is low?
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:05 PM
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I got rid of all my heavy, double braced Tama and DW stands and replaced them with single braced Yamaha 600 and 700 series stands. They're plenty tough, and I have no need to fly my cymbals 6' off the floor anymore. (the 80's, in my mind at least, are dead). And get yourself a cart http://www.zzounds.com/prodsearch?fo...2719&cat2=3332 one of the single best investments I ever made. Last thing I load into the car. First thing I off load. Why carry it when you can roll it?
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:07 PM
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And the weight of them is low?
Yes, the weight is very low. Probably the lightest out there.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:40 AM
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Look at the Yamaha-my favorite anyway.
the old guys that Harry and I are both agree on the Yamaha 700 or even lighter 600 series is great hardware.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:41 AM
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flat bases, the more older model stands are great
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:11 AM
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the old guys that Harry and I are both agree on the Yamaha 700 or even lighter 600 series is great hardware.
And they are stable even though both the 700 & 600 are single braced legs?
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:12 PM
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And they are stable even though both the 700 & 600 are single braced legs?
They most certainly are stable. Very stable.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:50 PM
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And they are stable even though both the 700 & 600 are single braced legs?
To add to MFB's agreement about the stability, I used to play Yamaha 700 series stands and at one time I used to hold a 17" Crash, a 10" Oak Tom, a 13" Hi-hat on a remote hi-hat, and an 8" Splash with no problems.

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Old 01-27-2008, 06:20 PM
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Wow,

I think im going to go for the 600 - cheap, light and everyone else says its stable as well. If i dont like it, one set up to the 700 when im payed next month as i need two boom stands.
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