Many years ago, I found that switching from a 13/16 tom setup to a 12/14 tom setup made a TON of difference in how much of a chore it was to cart my kit around.Targalx said:Seeing all these heavyweights makes me so glad to have wised up and jettisoned much of my double braced hardware over the past few years. I'm sure that heavy stuff serves a purpose for some of you out there, but for 99% of the gigs I play (moderate jazz to heavy rock), the single braced stuff will do. I'm entering my 40s and my back is already thanking me for ending all of the needless lugging and tugging. Plus, the lightweight hardware options these days are SO much better than what I had to work with a few decades ago.
Thanks for those! I've added them to the list. For some reason the Pearl light weight stuff has been totally off my radar. Doesn't seem to get talked about around here nearly as much as the other new lightweight stuff...Heartbeat said:The Pearl 150 line (flat-based/convertible). I have the snare stand and like it a lot. Thanks for keeping this thread updated. I refer to it often.
Pearl S150S snare stand: 5.18 lbs
Pearl C150S straight cymbal stand: 4.8 lbs
Pearl BC150S boom cymbal stand: 5.42 lbs
Pearl H150S hi-hat stand: 6.3 lbs
Obviously this spreadsheet focuses more on the light weight stuff but I'll take weights of any kind of hardware. It makes for interesting comparison if nothing else.Tommy D said:I've got a bunch of Tama, Pearl and Gibraltar stuff I can get some weights on for you. Its all going to be heavy stuff though. The Gibraltar is flat based hardware though. That's my light weight stuff.