From those who have had these a while - how are they holding up to the rigours of regular gigging??
If you happen to come across that mod maybe you could post it ? I can look for it tooI've had the hi-hat stand since mid-2018 and done 64 local gigs with it, no problems. Noticeably lighter in my hardware bag and not expensive either - I think I paid $129 or something like that.
The spring is a bit soft, but unless you're doing some fancy footwork, it's no problem. Somebody posted a hack somewhere that gives it a firmer feel.
Love mine as well, only comment I would make is the attachment of the top of the hihat rod to the base section is a bit iffy, there’s nothing to grip when screwing it in or out, like other Yamaha stands. But other than that, great set.