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If you like the DW 9000 try a DW 7000. Same high quality but single braced and with thinner tubing.
 

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Looking at a new hi hat stand. I’ve got a DW9000 which has a nice action but it’s just way too heavy to haul around.

Looking at the Yamaha 740 but would love to know what people are using.
DW9000 lol….

I can’t bear things that wobble - I didn’t start life double braced but I got here as fast as I could…
 

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Looking at a new hi hat stand. I’ve got a DW9000 which has a nice action but it’s just way too heavy to haul around.

Looking at the Yamaha 740 but would love to know what people are using.
I bought the Yamaha Crosstown hardware kit three years ago and could never go back to heavy chrome like my old Premier. The Hat, 2 Cymbal and the Snare stand weigh 26lbs including the very generous carry bag that comes with the kit. But individual stands/Hat are available. Note that they are aluminum (aircraft grade) so they look different but they are a dream to transport and set up and take down as they all fold up to about 18in total length and fit in a cloth sleeve. That's great especially for the Hat.
 

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Looking at a new hi hat stand. I’ve got a DW9000 which has a nice action but it’s just way too heavy to haul around.

Looking at the Yamaha 740 but would love to know what people are using.
Cant go wrong with Yamaha...imho
 

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DW 6000 Series is my go to. Nice and smooth, very stable and lightweight.
 

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I have the dw9000 and the dw flat base, not the ultralight.
Love them both, the flat base for gigs.
Had the ultralight and wasn’t crazy about it!
 

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I had 46 gigs this past fall,winter and spring. All of them I used a DW 6000 flat based HH. Still looks like new and plays like it just came out of the box. Can’t say enough good about it!
 

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Another vote for the Crosstown stand. Lightweight and sturdy!
 

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I have been using the Ludwig PRO LAP16HH in my studio and my big complaint is that Ludwig has complicated the mechanics of this to the point where I find it difficult to adjust. There's plenty of "adjustability", but it's not at all intuitive. I have the Yamaha Crosstown stand in my gig bag and it honestly seems to suit my needs better.

I play mostly jazz stuff these days - lots of 2 & 4 Hi Hat pulse - often times up tempo and I'm always looking for a Hi Hat stand with fast action / light touch.

 

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I don’t care how heavy it is…I paid $175 for a used 9000 stand a couple weeks ago and it’s staying ;)
 

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I play a two-legged Yamaha HS-1200D. I want to get the Crosstown pack for gigging. The innovative look is fabulous and really stands out compared to the look-alike stuff.

The drawbacks of the HHS-3 hi hat for me are the lack of a full base plate, the three fixed legs and the lack of spring tension adjustment which I consider acceptable trade-offs for it's 5lb. weight. The majority of Crosstown reviews are glowing.

Disclaimer: I've only tested the HHS-3 in store and I'm a Yamaha junkie.
 

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I practice with my band 1 night a week and gig 1-2 nights a month and do it all with a Tama HH55F. In the past I used a Tama speed cobra which was great but heavy and before that a DW5000 which was also great but even heavier than that. I ditched everything and went light weight 3-4 years ago and have zero regrets. I play in a rock/R&B cover band and I'm not a basher but I don't tap on my stuff gently, I would say I'm an enthusiastic player who doesn't hold back when the time calls for it. That 55F has never let me down and is smooth as silk to play and that's with 15" Avedis hats which are not a light combo.
 

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Yamaha 740 here too. I've had both versions. My favorite hat pedal is the Premier 252 style. The 740 is the closest lighter weight pedal to the feel of that pedal while still having legs that rotate to accommodate double pedal kick setups. Plus it's sturdy enough to mount a small crash and a popcorn snare. In my case, l used 2 small crashes 14/16 and had the 18 clamped from my tom holder. My ride on its own stand with the 14 floor tom clamped to it. I did that for years. I played Yamaha RC and Pdp CX series and swear by both. I used that setup for 6 years. It worked well for me. I ultimately went to pdp because of the lighter shells.
 

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I have a dw mfg 2 leg stand which weighs as much as a small car, plus a flat base ludwig atlas classic. The ludwig is light, and adjustable spring tension. I think the Atlas classic line has been discontinued, but I'd vote for something flat based for ease of use and light weight.
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Yamaha Crosstown Advanced lightweight Hi hat stand. This is the lightest out there. It was good enough for Steve Jordan on tour with the Stones this past Summer /Fall. I imagine it plays well too. I saw one at Sam Ash last week. Very light but well built. Did not have a chance to play it though.
Iv'e had mine about 4 years and before Covid it got dragged around for many jams/gig as did the whole Crosstown kit and nary a problem. So the big thing one might eschew is the aluminum finish and look of the leg and the fact that the spring tension is not readily adjustable to a high tight position. But.. if Steve Jordan used one on tour that speaks volumes for the durability
 

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I currently have 4 single braced hi hat stands:
  1. Yamaha HS-740A (2)
  2. Yamaha HS-650A (1)
  3. Tama Iron Cobra 200 (1)
While all of them perform admirably, I find the Tama Iron Cobra 200 to offer the most bang-for-the-buck for my needs. Well built, versatile, lightweight, and the cheapest of the bunch.
 

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Yamaha Crosstown Advanced lightweight Hi hat stand. This is the lightest out there. It was good enough for Steve Jordan on tour with the Stones this past Summer /Fall. I imagine it plays well too. I saw one at Sam Ash last week. Very light but well built. Did not have a chance to play it though.
Steve Jordan's tech also "locks" his lightweight stands in place (so they don't move around) using the PedalBlock for hi-hat & 35lb sandbags for tom & cymbal stands. https://youtu.be/ia3pua1FiV8
 

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Steve Jordan's tech also "locks" his lightweight stands in place (so they don't move around) using the PedalBlock for hi-hat & 35lb sandbags for tom & cymbal stands. https://youtu.be/ia3pua1FiV8
Not being even close to a Hard Rock drummer I can't imagine weighting a hat down with sand bags. I wonder if the venue stages have all been reinforced?
lol
 


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