That's what plumbers do. Dont fix what ain't broke, unlike electricians who are always trying to improve things. Its simplicity at its finest.I know, right? They could’ve designed a much better system but some plumber said, “Good enough!”
The pipe arms span all models and many decades. How much $$$ do you think Pearl saved by doing this? Or better yet, how much $$$ have the other manufacturers spent chasing a better idea?
I get people think they are ugly. That's not why we play drums. Its discrediting the piano because the bench is ugly.