Snare Stand, the best one?

alex.56

Member
I want to change my snare stand because it is old and this summer I got a lot of gig, so what do you recommend me? My budgets is around 150$, I would like something robust and durable.
 

Morrisman

Platinum Member
For me light weight is important. And a smooth angle adjustment. So the base model Tama and Yamaha stands are perfect for me. I have one of each. Much cheaper than your budget.
 

alex.56

Member
For me light weight is important. And a smooth angle adjustment. So the base model Tama and Yamaha stands are perfect for me. I have one of each. Much cheaper than your budget.
Do you usually carry'em around a lot? Does the light weight could make it fragile and so it wont last long?
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Do you usually carry'em around a lot? Does the light weight could make it fragile and so it wont last long?
This may have been true back in the day in the 60's and 70's. Hardware was not always the best nor the most dependable. But these days any reputable drum manufacturer makes well designed quality hardware. If you're going to haul your own equipment around, go as light as possible. Your back will thank you decades later. If you're a heavy hitter, touring professionally and you have the luxury of having roadies or a drum tech then heavier gear makes more sense.
 

Morrisman

Platinum Member
Do you usually carry'em around a lot? Does the light weight could make it fragile and so it wont last long?
Quality lightweight stands made of strong metal last forever. (Or at least as long as heavier stands do.) I do carry them around a lot, approx. 100 gigs per year, so lightweight but sturdy hardware is essential.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry" - Administrator
Staff member
In my life, this is the best stand I've found with nobody even close:


I'm not a fan of offset snare baskets. I need centered which this is. It breaks down really small if you need it to. Universal ball and socket tilt mechanism. It's not too heavy either like a Pearl snare stand I have which is stupidly heavy.
 
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RVN

Member
I like the ball and socket and retractable spikes on the Yamaha SS-950. I became brand loyal to Yamaha when I got my first Yamaha stuff years ago. Very well designed and durable. I also like their Crosstown line for portability, but for the centerpiece of my kit I like super stable and heavy duty. I've had problems with two other manufacturers in the past and shy away from them even though I imagine they've improved since then. Just left a bad taste in my mouth to have things fail.
I'd look at what features you feel you need the most and what adjustability you want like off-set baskets and height requirements taking into account how deep a drum you might intend to use in the future and how low/high you want to go like your playing position. Also, if you might ever consider to use it to hold other drums of different diameters like a 10", 12" or 15" snare or tom.
 

wraub

Gold Member
Yamaha 700 series. It just works.
 

Ronzo

Junior Member
DW 9000 (I think) is a nice solid stand with the ability to offset basket.
I recently purchased a Tama HS100 W and it is rock solid with a very small footprint
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Another fan of Yamaha hardware. I have several 600 and 700 series snare stands. Single braced. Some of 'em I've had for 20 years ..... all bought used. Never let me down. RVN hit all the points to check. Depending on how low you play your snare (and how deep it is) .... you might find the off-set basket design is what you need. Versatility accomodating width, needs to be taken into account as well.
 

Drum Mer

Platinum Member
I mostly used the Yamaha 700 series (even for the 13kg DW cast bronze snare, its that solid)

But since the Crosstown came into play, I never looked back live and in the studio.

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Live because of the weight, and in the studio because it opens the sound up for drums and cymbals.

I don’t care about looks, but I do care about my sound (and my health when possible), and stability.

Its also why the Club Custom drums are so nice as they are so light (the 24” is just as heacy as my old 12” DW rack tom).
 

Kodeus

Junior Member
My personal favorite is the Tama road pro with the omni-ball tilter. Its solid and very versatile but a little heavy. I have been gigging with the Yamaha crosstown hardware pack for a year now and the snare stand from that series is really good too. No frills, just a solid stand.
 

Bonzo_CR

Silver Member
Pearl snare stands are a favourite for me, as many of their ranges have the infinitely adjustable snare angle (Uni-lock) which I like a lot. The S830 is a good example without being too heavy.
 
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