Absolutely! I've been using the same Yamaha 700 series single-braced cymbal & hi-hat stands for the past 10 years, and they've held up amazingly well! It just might be my favorite hardware- lightweight & easy to carry, yet still very durable.+1 on single braced Yamaha hardware. I use mostly 600 and 700 series stuff. The tripod on the 700 hi-hat rotates to accommodate double-pedal/double bass playing.
I probably should have mentioned that the hi hat stand on my practice kit at home is an older Yamaha 700 series single braced stand. I picked it up used at a really low price one day. The initial intent was that I was going to use it as my gig stand to help reduce weight in the hardware bag - I'd already gotten some single braced lightweight Pearl cymbal stands (reversable flat-based stands - I reversed them and use them normally) but I slightly prefer the feel of my Pearl 800 series stand, so I never used it until I put together enough drums, cymbals and hardware to have a two dedicated kits - one in the practice space, and one in the cases for gigging.Absolutely! I've been using the same Yamaha 700 series single-braced cymbal & hi-hat stands for the past 10 years, and they've held up amazingly well! It just might be my favorite hardware- lightweight & easy to carry, yet still very durable.
Gotta agree with this post. For the most part, with snare and hi-hat stands it's a "set it and forget it" kind of thing. I haven't made any adjustments to my hat stand in ages - I have memory locks for the height adjustment, but I set the tension years ago - it just is what it is. The snare stand is similar - I have sharpie mark on the main shaft so that I know how far to open the legs, and the gear tilter stays in the same place. When I was still folding it down before putting it in my hardware bag, I had a sharpie mark on the gear tilter so that I could bring it back to the same place every time.All I can say at this point is: ANALYSIS IS PARALYSIS
Set a budget, pick a major maker, and JUST BUY IT....
The time lost picking over the minute details of Tama vs Yamaha, single vs double, triple vs double, ad nauseum....would be better spent actually playing... Because the only way YOU will know the answers to your own questions will be through personal experience.
Ronzo, my brother... I must respectfully offer a differing opinion on the DW 9000 HH stand.I purchased the DW 9000 two legged hh stand and it is a tank. Solid piece of hardware!
I may have strayed from the original intent of this thread in my last post. I prefer a 2-legged HH stand. This gives the most options for placement, especially if using a double bass pedal, and removes extra clutter around your feet. Even if double braced, with one less leg, the 2 leggers are not much heavier than a 3 legged single braced model. The other benefits of going with a 2-leg double braced model are that they are usually at the more top of the line and include better height and spring tension adjustments, better spurs and come with better clutches.I am about to upgrade my cheap Hi-Hat & snare stands. Advice welcome:
a) 2 or 3 legged stand ?
b) Double braced or single legs? A good solid single braced stand preferred?