After previous success in cutting some pounds from my throne base I decided to do the same for my other stands as well. After a trip to Lowes for the aluminum and a few hours in my garage I have 2 cymbal stands done. The net result is 1 1/2 lbs each in weight reduction, ( I use 4 cymbal stands so that is a reduction of 6 lbs.), and a cost of $15.00 each. They are equally sturdy as the steel legs even with a 20" ride.
This is what got me started...the Throne base:
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Cymbal stand before the conversion:
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If I do the same to my HiHat and Snare stand I can probably get cut 10lbs. off the load...that would be significant.