So, I need to replace a couple cymbal stands that I've had forever and am looking for straight ones that are lightweight, yet sturdy for gigs (back's not getting any younger). Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Yep, DW stripped away all the unnecessary bulk, and made the legs out of aluminum. The high stress areas are still made from steel as far as I know.I have no experience with them but aren't the DW Ultralight stands partially made from aluminum? Or are they just that light?
From what I understand, those are still fairly heavy and bulky, and the tripod legs are much longer than on the other lightweight stands. You can also use the DW Ultralight as "regular" tripods as well, at least enough where you can put them over the top of another flat base stand.What about the Pearl convertible flat base hardware? That’s supposed to be light, and you can use it as flat or as a tripod base.
That is the only down side to the DW Ultralight cymbal stands that I have experienced. They are the wonderful otherwise.I've been using DW 6000 Hardware for my in side gigs for probably a little more than a year now. I haven't had any trouble with it. However I don't use them outside because the flat base stands can blow over in the Wind fairly easy.
I have two of the Pearl flat cymbal stands. They work well, look the part, and weigh a little bit more than the Tana and DW, but still much less than modern style stands. They can convert to ‘normal’ tripods, but the spread is a bit narrower than usual. The cymbal holder tilts smoothly, no teeth, which is a nice feature.What about the Pearl convertible flat base hardware? That’s supposed to be light, and you can use it as flat or as a tripod base.
i've teched a few drummers who are using the crosstown hardware, and while its ultra-lightweight, its quite sturdy and dependable. the *ONLY* small negative is the hi hat stand doesnt have swivvel legs so you would struggle to accomodate a double pedal with it, one drummer ive worked with uses the crosstown snarestand and cymbal stands but keept a regular hi hat stand purely for this reason.Thanks for all the responses. I think I'm leaning towards the Yamaha Crosstowns as I don't like the look of the flat base stands. I've never used their hardware but the reviews look good.