Recently while packing up for a gig, I unscrewed the rod from the hi hat stand so it would fit into my rolling hardware bag (picture a golf caddy) and I wouldn't have to worry about the rod getting bent. I didn't anticipate the amount of grease there would be on the rod, but went with it anyway.
I won't do it that way again, and I'm wondering how other drummers deal with the hi hat stand and rod when packing up for a gig?
Other times, I've raised the upper tube to cover most of the rod, but then the stand sticks out of the bag and gets unruly.
Edited by Cauldronics, 20 June 2012 - 04:56 PM.