Hi-Hat Stand and Practice Pad

double bass man

Junior Member
a) Is a second hand Hi-Hat stand and pedal a good buy?--due to the previous owners 'wear & tear'? Or to buy new? If buying new any good make you would recommend? Say between £50 to £100? I play small jazz combo style--no intentions of playing heavy metal etc!

b) Practice Pad. Anybody tried the Sabian 10" Quiet Tone Classic Practice Pad SABQT-10SD? Do you likeit?

Your advice welcome. Thanks
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Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
a) Unless it's ben really abused it shouldn't really matter. If that's your budget I'd definetly go second hand. You'll get much more for your money.

b) Pads are a personal preference thing and it depends a bit on your use, if it you want something that feels close to a snare or not, and also how much volume you want and/or your surroundings can tolerate. I have whole bunch, but my favourites are a bit pricey. If you're new to drums any sort of pad will do the trick until you know what you want. If you want really quiet, get a rubber pad.