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Old 06-08-2009, 12:02 AM
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Default Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

Hi people, I'm interested in buying a Tama cable hi hat stand but first I'm interested in the reason why they stopped making them because I don't really want to buy one if there renound for breaking or if they have recurring problems. If you have any ideas please let me know.

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Old 06-08-2009, 01:11 AM
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Default Re: Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

I have heard that cable stands do have breakage in the cables after a period of time. A cable is more prone to wear out than a solid rod. I don't know about Tama having any more problems than other manufacturers stands. It's probably a sales flow decision that stopped them from making cable stands.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:09 AM
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The DW 9000 series cable hat is the best I ever played. Of course, I've only played Tama and the DW.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:00 AM
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Default Re: Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

I think they stopped making them just because not many people bought them.

Most cable based hi-hats are sluggish compared to regular hi-hats stands.
And, they tend to be rather expensive compared to a regular hi-hat stand.

So not many people were willing to spend the money to get a product that didn't work as well as a normal hi-hat stand.

And if people aren't buying them, then they stopped getting made.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

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I have heard that cable stands do have breakage in the cables after a period of time. A cable is more prone to wear out than a solid rod. I don't know about Tama having any more problems than other manufacturers stands. It's probably a sales flow decision that stopped them from making cable stands.
I am wondering tho about using a 8 inch Hi hat to go on the stand. I'm thinking 'would that decrease the chances of the cable snapping and I can imagine the response would be a lot quicker?' What do think?

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Old 06-08-2009, 11:04 AM
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The DW 9000 series cable hat is the best I ever played. Of course, I've only played Tama and the DW.
The problem is tho, everything on my kit is tama. Both my double pedal and my hi hat stand. I don't really want anything to look out of place. You could call me a brand whore I suppose. Hahahaha.

Thanks for the post I will check out the DW anyways.

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Old 07-18-2009, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

Bruford's innovative (isn't he always doing something new and unique!) center-focused set up is totally dependent on this contraption...the cable hat. I'd love to try his set up but if the cable stands are gone well? He relates a great story (and MANY more) in his new autobiography about when he was about to go on in Moscow and couldn't find part of his cable hat. His driver spent like 4 hours tracking a replacement in Russia. So imagine you're all savvy and dependent on this piece of hardware and you need parts fast...check out Bill playing the set up I'm referring to:

http://www.virtualdrummerschool.com/...Video=&2605986
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:50 PM
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The problem is tho, everything on my kit is tama. Both my double pedal and my hi hat stand. I don't really want anything to look out of place. You could call me a brand whore I suppose. Hahahaha.

Thanks for the post I will check out the DW anyways.

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I play a Tama Starclassic kit and I use Tama and DW stands and pedals. I also recently bought an Axis hi-hat pedal to check out. I use an Iron Cobra double pedal sometimes but mostly use a Trick Pro 1-V because it's fast and smooth. I use an Iron Cobra lever glide hat stand along with the DW cable hat. I use a DW 9000 series snare drum stand and mostly Tama Road Pro combo stands for cymbals and toms.

The bottom line is this- the DW remote pedal is terrific. And nobody will know but you.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:13 PM
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Default Re: Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

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I play a Tama Starclassic kit and I use Tama and DW stands and pedals. I also recently bought an Axis hi-hat pedal to check out. I use an Iron Cobra double pedal sometimes but mostly use a Trick Pro 1-V because it's fast and smooth. I use an Iron Cobra lever glide hat stand along with the DW cable hat. I use a DW 9000 series snare drum stand and mostly Tama Road Pro combo stands for cymbals and toms.

The bottom line is this- the DW remote pedal is terrific. And nobody will know but you.
Awesum dude!!!! I'm actually starting to come round to the idea of mixing and matching pedals and equipment. Like you say no one will know. Just kind of want to keep everything looking and feeling the same. I'm what many people call a brand whore. Hahahahaha.

Thanks for the comment.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: Why have Tama stopped making cable hi hat stands?

I would have liked to get a matching Tama Iron Cobra remote pedal to match my (whatever)-Glides too.

Oh well. I have a DW5000-series remote that works just fine.
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