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Old 10-27-2008, 03:34 AM
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Default Low-cost hat stand that can go "low"?

I'd like to get a hat stand for my e-kit. For a while I've been using my Pearl Eliminator, but I'd like to use that for my acoustic set, so I have to find another one for the electronics.

I've been looking at the Pearl H900, which is on sale at a lot of places. It's one of the few low-cost hats that is on display in the music stores around me and I really liked the action. Problem is, Pearl hat stands don't go very low. I'm worried I'll have the same problem with the 900 that I had with the Eliminator - the Roland VH-11 hat has this long cylinder that rests on the hat stand, which puts the hat surface higher than I'd like.

Can anyone recommend a high-quality, relatively low-cost hat for such a use?
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:46 AM
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Default Re: Low-cost hat stand that can go "low"?

I think you'd be better off getting the stand you want, then lowering it. I've lowered hihat stands before and it's fairly simple.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: Low-cost hat stand that can go "low"?

Some companies offer short and long tubes (and operating rods), and in the case of probably any "budget", a simple hacksaw and a little elbow grease = a shorter hi-hat stand.
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