These stands are fairly similar in features, the adjustable arms (basket), low vibration basket grips being the key feature for top end stands these days.Hi, what are the differences between the Ludwig Atlas Pillar Clutch and Tama Star snare stands? It seems to me that they both seem to achieve the same outcome with similar style.
What do you specifically like about the Pearl S1030 snare stand?These stands are fairly similar in features, the adjustable arms (basket), low vibration basket grips being the key feature for top end stands these days.
Assuming you're looking at the Ludwig Atlas Pro LAP23SS and the Tana STAR HS1000W, the differences that I see are:
Tama: No pillar clutch (you can't remove just the snare basket, but need to remove the basket/post from the stand).
Ludwig: No spiked feet. No "isolation mute" in the main post (reduces energy transfer from the snare to the stand).
My preference is for the high-end Pearl variant, as I recall they were the first to have these features (minus the Ludwig pillar clutch of course). The the spiked feet are now a Pearl option/accessory.
I guess the pillar clutch is most useful when breakdown the stand for transportation... and I can't recall ever needed to use the spikes in the feet of my Pearl stand.
How heavy is it?Over the past 50 years I've used the Walberg & Auge "Buck Rogers", Ludwig Atlas (original) and Pearl (the first one with the universal angle adjustment, equivalent to their current S1030) snare stands.
While each of these firmly held the snare drum, they all crept around on the floor under heavy backbeat and rimshot playing.
In 2013 I bought the Ludwig LAP23SS and have used it with my 5" Black Beauty and 5" Reissue Dyna-Sonic. It is without doubt the best snare stand I've ever used. It holds the drum securely, but allows it to freely resonate, and it is so solid when I'm playing it feels like the stand is bolted to the floor. The pillar clutch allows it to break-down into 2 pieces that easily fit into an equipment case.
The only downside is that it's heavy — the heaviest snare stand I've ever come across. That's one of the things I like about it, since it helps keep it firmly anchored to the floor.
I own an older S-2000 and a newer S1030 variant.What do you specifically like about the Pearl S1030 snare stand?