All Pearl hardware is made in-house at the factory in Taichung, Taiwan. Also, Reliance, who makes hardware for a ton of companies, is in Taiwan too.Of course all these brands' hardware are made by the same company in China. There are design and cosmetic differences however.
I own all DW hardware and it is bullet proof, stable and shiny.
I've never owned or encountered any Yamaha hardware so can't comment other than to say I have the utmost respect for their prowess in anything they do. I ride an 21 year old R1 that looks and performs like new despite hard use including track days, multiple cross continental and more east coast trips than I can count.
Yamaha is on my very short list of alternative drum brands.
Have you tried OfferUp?I use hardware from every brand in the poll, except Rogers and Mapex.
(…and not because there is anything wrong with Rogers or Mapex, but those brands have never popped up on Craigslist when I need some new hardware, and by that I mean used, because I don’t buy new.)
So no brand loyalty for me with hardware. I’m polyamorous.
We need a separate topic on 'Your Worst Hardware Failure'. That one there is giving me PTSD...and it wasn't even me.…Tama King Beat pedal post cracked right off on me during Zeps The Immigrant Song. Can’t remember too many other hardware nightmares.
I have to disagree with this. Pearl's top end stuff is good (the 2000 series stuff) but everything below that is hit or miss. I have a 930 and 1000 series snare stand and they are okay, but Tama Roadpro beats them both. I have many 900 series cymbal stands (4 of them) and they look nice, but the metal tubing is small and thin (read: dent easily with accessory clamps) and the plastic inserts in the connections are crap. They snap super easily and no longer serve their purpose so you have to rely on the memory locks to hold your stand up. Oh, and the memory locks are made of a soft metal without a hinge so you tighten them and they lock in place so when you want to loosen and adjust them again... nope. They are stuck there. Be prepared to twist and turn, scratch and gouge your way to a new location. Very disappointing.Pearl 900 series are built like tanks. They are heavy duty for sure, and makes for about an 80 lb. stand bag. I had owned their previous series as well. Been using Pearl stands for about 30 years now. Top notch.