Hi-Hat Stand To High

double bass man

Junior Member
I recently bought a Natal hi-hat stand. The lowest I can get the hi-hat cymbals for me is to high--I am reaching my arms to high. The internal chrome height adjustable tube is at the lowest it will go. (The adjustable chrome tube being 18 and 3/4" long). The legs of the stand appear to be at their lowest. Two things that come to mind:

a) Cut a bit off
b) Contact Natal & see if they make a smaller tube

Have you experienced this?
 

MntnMan62

Junior Member
I've never seen a hi hat stand that was too high for me. I've seen plenty that are too low for me, but never too high.
 

Morrisman

Platinum Member
I used a pipe cutter to shorten my Premier hihat stand. Much better. I like to play on top of the hats, like a ride cymbal, rather than over the edge like a crash. Much better balance with the bass and snare. Better posture too.
 
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Woolwich

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I recently bought a Natal hi-hat stand. The lowest I can get the hi-hat cymbals for me is to high--I am reaching my arms to high. The internal chrome height adjustable tube is at the lowest it will go. (The adjustable chrome tube being 18 and 3/4" long). The legs of the stand appear to be at their lowest. Two things that come to mind:

a) Cut a bit off
b) Contact Natal & see if they make a smaller tube

Have you experienced this?
Any chance of seeing a photo please? This sounds very unusual so it would be good to have a visual aid.
 

Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
Yeah, it's never been a need on my own stuff, but when I start at a new school I usually take a saw to the inner tube on one of the hi-hat stands to get it low enough for the smallest kids.
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
are you by chance sitting too low at your kit? or you may need to change hi hat stand to a low rider one, if theyre all too high for you, then chances are you're sitting way too low at the kit.
 

mrjones

Well-known member
I have a two leg natal pro hi hat stand also .ran into same problem .I cut mine with a metal cutting band saw I also shortened the rod .what the heck were they thinking
 

double bass man

Junior Member
Many thanks guys for your input to my question. Nice to hear I'm not the only one who has had this problem----Now, where did I put my hacksaw?---------
 

roncadillac

Member
I've owned 3-4 hi hat stands in my almost 20 years playing and have cut the upper tube shorter on every single one. Never more then an inch or so, lets me drop it down lower without losing much overall adjustment range.
 

jpmf

New member
I just bought a pearl H2050 and that feels an inch or so too tall at the lowest setting.
the yamaha hs650wa I used before is fine though it is missing a tilt mechanism for the bottom hat. I used a screw as an alternative.
I'd be happy to accept that it's possible I sit too low but my knees are 'lower' than my waist (sotospeak).
 
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