Crosstowners.......update?

KEEF

Senior Member
From those who have had these a while - how are they holding up to the rigours of regular gigging??
Thanks
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
I'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.
 

jaymandude

Active Member
I'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.
If you happen to come across that mod maybe you could post it ? I can look for it too:)

Thanks
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
I’ve had mine for about a year now - and I use 17” hi hats on mine and the hi hat works great for me. I did that Steve Jordan test where he said because the stands are so light, they don’t alter the cymbal sound and I think he’s right. My cymbals sounded a tad muted when I put them on my heavier Yamaha 700 stands, but not much. They sounded a little different but it was negligible. I’m sold on them.

Mine are fine even without using the individual bags - I just place them nicely in my trap case.
 

sumdrumguy

Senior Member
I've been using the full Crosstown hardware set - HH, snare and cymbal stands - since the fall of 2018. No issues to date.

They were an excellent investment.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Here's the thread, haven't tried it myself.

 

Dutch

Senior Member
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.
 

sumdrumguy

Senior Member
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.

I use the HH clutch to loosen the top rod.

Tighten the wing screw; just like you do to set the top cymbal height. Turn the clutch to tighten/loosen the rod.
 

TheDrummerFromAmsterdam

Platinum Member
I use heavy 15” hats and have no issues with rhe hh soring being to loose. If all its actually quite tight (which I prefer for faster or longer foot action).

They do get scratched quite easily (even with sleeves, as they mostly get scratchd during setup or when taking a single item along).

As someone who doesn’t like scratches on anything this is the only thing I don’t like.

But other than that. The weight is a breeze and no matter how hard I play or which size cymbal/snare/tom I use, they stay put and still let the thing they hold breath.
 
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