Cheap Cymbal Stands Vs Brand Name

Posted: April 22, 2011 03:31 PM

declandrums

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Hey I’m upgrading my cymbal stands and I am wondering wether I should get something like a sound percussion or a tama I just upgraded my hi hat stand to a tama road pro it’s awesome but I want to know if sound percussion or cheaper brands are still as durable.

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Posted: April 23, 2011 02:16 PM

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I just bought a Pearl Icon rack off musicgoround.com. I have to say, having a rack is much better than any combination of stands. It takes a while to set up, but once it is, you will be able to make your cymbals go anywhere. I would highly recommend saving up enough for a rack.

Posted: April 25, 2011 06:37 AM

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I would rather have a mid level stand from a top manufacturer than a top level stand from a mid manufacturer.

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Posted: April 25, 2011 08:36 PM

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I’ve never used Sound Percussion, but I do believe that today’s single-braced brand name cymbal stands are as sturdy as double-braced stands. Not only will they reduce the weight of your trap case, you will also generally pay less than you would pay for double-braced. Back in the really old days, tripods on single braced stands were only marginally better than those on spindly music stands, and really could fall over under a particularly hard stroke. But the legs on today’s single-based stands are made of much thicker metal, have more ergonomic construction, and a wider stance. They’re practically as sturdy as double-braced stands, only cheaper. I say, keep shopping.

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Posted: April 25, 2011 11:43 PM

Warren Wright

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Ive got a Sound Percussion stand…its got a lever type clamp instead of the usual wing bolt actuated clamp.  ...other than that, the stand seems to be holding up.  I use it with the road kit twice a month and its holding up ok but Im gentle with it.

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Posted: May 05, 2011 02:28 PM

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If you are not going to be constantly setting up and tearing down your kit, than get the less expensive stands.

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Posted: May 30, 2011 02:08 PM

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Been using Gibraltar 5000 series stands and I find them well made and road-worthy without being too heavy for double-braced stands.

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Posted: May 30, 2011 09:32 PM

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A lot of companies seem to keep bringing out better and better single-braced hardware. Definitely weight is more of a consideration than ever.