Canopus, DW, Tama,Ludwig, Pearl? Wich one do you prefer? Pros and cons?
The Crosstown stuff rocks. I checked it out at NAMM and it’s solid. The hi-hat is the equivalent to the 600 hi hat, but the aluminum parts is what makes the stuff stupid light. It’s very cool to get the two cymbal stands, hi hat and snare stand into a bag weighing 17 pounds. I may have to get a set as I get older!Whenever I run into something I know little about, and I don't have time to playtest and research and price-compare...... I just buy whatever Yamaha is offering. PA stuff. Brass Instruments. Stage keyboards...
I have these too, and love them. All I have to do is fold up the legs and the hi-hat footboard and put them into a speaker stand bag with the base for my throne (it's a lightweight base from a cheap Gibraltar throne). The whole thing weighs less than two double braced stands.I have the DW Ultralight hardware and love it. They are ultralight, duh, and they just look damn good.
The only downside to the flat-based stuff, is the cymbal stands do not vibe with high winds.