Basically, I love Yamaha hardware. I replaced my DW ultralight snare stand (and it’s a great design fron DW) with the Yamaha Crosstown series snare stand. It’s a tiny bit heavier than the DW: 8 ounces, on my kitchen scale.
I'm now considering the hi hat.
I know one negative is that spring...
Thank you very much.
Y'know, I restore any brand of pedal, an old Camco, Yellowjacket, etc.
Whatever it is, whatever condition, let's shape it up for playability and fresh looks.
Sorry to shill so much. But Social Security doesn't quite stretch to cover the essentials: cymbals, snares.....
Hey Zenstat — is there such a thing as excessive cymbal purchases??
Didn’t think so!
You wouldn’t need to save too many pennies... a mechanics rebuild is less than mechanics plus cosmetic.
And Clay? Sure I’m up for it. Maybe you’ll win the Worst Speed King Ever prize!
Ludwig's great idea -- a pedal working with spring compression. I see the Trick pedal uses compression, too.
The problem with the Speed King is metal on metal contact in the heel hinge. The steel frame wears through to an oblong. The pivot in the heel piece enlarges. Now the pedal squeaks...
Nice snare stand -- DW Ultralight 6300. It is really light, and well made.
I like the spring tension basket arm. Once it's set right, the snare mounts with a light pressure on the arm, then the spring holds it tight in the basket.
Essentially a "demo." It hasn't left the house. It's like...