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New Ludwig Speed King & LC16HH Classic Hi-Hat - thoughts?

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I started out in 1964 with a Speed King and the associated hi-hat stand. I think they were perfect for my playing style and am thinking of purchasing one of each to check out. I am not someone who needs a pedal that supports speed or projection, but am a stickler for reliability. Any thoughts on either or both of them?
 

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I started out in 1964 with a Speed King and the associated hi-hat stand. I think they were perfect for my playing style and am thinking of purchasing one of each to check out. I am not someone who needs a pedal that supports speed or projection, but am a stickler for reliability. Any thoughts on either or both of them?
I have a full set of the Classic series, including the hi-hat. Really love it -- a bit more of a full review here:
 

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I’ve been using the hi hat stand well the older version since it came out what about ten years ago? It’s been great. I like how flat base stands look. This one is not as light as say the Tama or DW but I think it’s a little more stable. I also have a reissue Speed King. Seems well made and plays nicely. I however like the Atlas pro better and I recently got the new Speed Flyer The flyer is my favorite very smooth and just does what my foot does.
 

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I bought a new re-issue Speed King because that's what I used when I started in the '60s. I played it a little, was not impressed, and sold it. But as has often been stated on this forum, pedals are very personal.
 

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I bought a new re-issue Speed King because that's what I used when I started in the '60s. I played it a little, was not impressed, and sold it. But as has often been stated on this forum, pedals are very personal.

Did it feel different? Sure does to me. Mine that I bought in 1992 was smooth this reissue feels like it’s fighting me. I will probably keep it as it’s light and compact. Good to carry in my pedal bag as a spare
 

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I have two of the Atlas Classic hi-hat stands, the older version. They’re very nice, reasonably stable. I tend to put all of my leg into it, and it might rock a little, but it doesn’t budge. I love it aesthetically, it just looks right.
 

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I’ve got the reissue Speed King as I’d played one for years back in the 70’s. For me the new one is just a modern upgrade on a classic so nothing not to like!
 

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Ya I get some pretty fast stuff down there , I am 68 . when I get grooving the Base player and I have fun
 


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