Favorite stand for tom

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As I'm getting closer to completing my Ludwig trans badge kit I realize that I will need a way to mount the 13" tom. I have used snare stands in the past and they work ok. So the question is, what stand do you find that works the best?
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I purchased one of the Tama tom stands and like it a lot. Its light weight, sturdy has all of the adjustment features i need. The only thing is that it doesn’t fold all the way.
 

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The pearl stands with the suspension rubber arms are the best for not choking your Tom on a stand
 

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I like the DW Ultralight snare stand for my tom. It doesn’t choke the drum at all. I use the Tama classic stand for my snare, and I LOVE that stand. But I tried the Tama tom stand and it was too tall. It put my 13” Tom in an uncomfortable position.
 

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Does the flat base design seem to be a problem with the positioning of the stand around other stands or does that design help that situation?
 

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I second the DW. Also dig the Sakae flat based stand if you can still find one. I did have to cut the Sakae down a little.

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I also use the DW Ultra-light. I don't like it for snare drums (another story), but it's great for a mounted tom. I A-B'd it with a "regular" basket-style double-braced stand and it difference was actually shocking. The tom SANG on the DW stand and was completely choked on the heavy-duty stand.
The flush-base makes positioning easy. The legs fit under BD spurs allowing one to snuggle the upright post right up next to the BD. They also easily fit under other stands.
 

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Depending on where you are, I found the best way to pick a stand was by bringing my tom to the music store. I was surprised by how the different types
of material the drum sits on in the basket changed the sound. I don't tighten the basket all the way but I noticed the softer or more rubbery the material was
the less it choked the drum. I use older DW 7000 series stands and I've also used the DW ultalight and Yamaha cross town stands. All three work very well
 

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Axis Vortex tube and swivel with a Gauger flex frame can't be beat, IMO. I have them clamped to cymbal stands.

This allowed removing the tom mounts from my Renown and now the whole shell can be seen. Here's a pic from when they were on my Sonor Phonic kit. I can setup the toms anywhere above or around the bass drum with this combo. The lack of a deep snare basket makes it happen.

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All great suggestions, thank you very much for taking time to help me out. I will consider all of these and make a decision.
 

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Is this the DW stand that is popular?

That's the stand I would've started with had I known about them. There is no deep basket and the angle can be sharp enough for what I'm doing. Cheaper than the Axis/Gauger thing, too (by about $100!).
 

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That's the stand I would've started with had I known about them. There is no deep basket and the angle can be sharp enough for what I'm doing. Cheaper than the Axis/Gauger thing, too (by about $100!).
Thank you so much for your time! Now, to get those drums finished!
 

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This.
It is a phenomenally useful stand. It sits the tom in the perfect position. It doesn’t choke it ... providing there is a good INDE mount attached.
Just a great little bit of engineering.


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Tama Classic tom stand. Works like a charm, doesn’t choke the drum and looks cool.

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+1 on the Tama Classic tom stand. I have been using one since they came out. It replaced my DW Ultralight snare stand. The DW was not as sturdy as the Tama and had a tendency to collapse when played heavily.
The Tama has been flawless and so good, I am purchasing a second.
 

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I bought this Tama Titan tom stand in 1985. It held two of these 3 toms > 10x14,12x15,12x16 < all these years and is as tight as the day it was new and the chrome looks new.



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