Quick question.. flat based boom

jaymandude

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Hey everyone-

I use the Yamaha crosstown pack for when I gig but I'd like a flat based boom for my ride.

Any preference... Gibralter or DW ? I think there's a a price difference..

Thanks
 

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Ludwig makes a flat bass boom cymbal stand that is excellent
 

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I have used Gibraltar flat based stands for 15 years and found them to be too light to use as a boom for a ride, imho. They are fine for a ride as a straight stand, which is how I use them.
 

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I like my Gibraltar boom. I think the longer legs on Gibraltar helps keep it stable.
 

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I have a DW ultralight boom. It's "ok" for a ride if the cymbal isn't too heavy, positioned correctly, played gently, and in a wind-free environment. Otherwise, it doesn't go high enough. I use it as a straight stand.
 

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I mean. Who makes this decision at Ludwig? “Yes Bob, that design for those stand feet look great. The logo really stands out so everyone at Ginnys can see what hardware the drummer is using “. Hell no they don’t , it’s the same designer who did the Pontiac Aztec. It’s just hideous, both of them. See, now you got me started...
the ludwig feet are BRILLIANT. You can run them with the feet either "low" or "high", so that you can nest tripods if needed. that's one of the only downsides of standard flat-based stands.
 

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Ludwig makes a flat bass boom cymbal stand that is excellent
I had a 22" K Zildjian Heavy Ride (yes a 22", and that f**ker is heavy) mounted on a Ludwig flat-base boom stand for years and it was as steady as a rock, even under hard playing with 5B sticks. That stand currently holds a 22" K Zildjian Ride and it doesn't move either.

And I agree with bpaluzzi: The feet are indeed brilliant. I have 6 Ludwig flat-base stands and those feet let me place them much closer together than would be possible with regulation-style feet. Get over it folks, function dictates form.
 

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My DW one always worked great. it's the heavier one, not ultralite. Does have a very short boom arm though if that's an issue. Never was a problem for me though.
 

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I use the Gibraltar with my 22" Sabian Legacy Heavy ride which weighs 2955 grams. The stand has a slight wobble/bounce to it, but nothing that makes me think it isn't stable.
 

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the ludwig feet are BRILLIANT. You can run them with the feet either "low" or "high", so that you can nest tripods if needed. that's one of the only downsides of standard flat-based stands.
I believe that designer was Josh who now runs Inde Drum Labs. They are big but the intended purpose is a realy good idea.
 

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yeah but for $7 you can get flat feet for the Ludwigs, they look so much better.
And if you don't need the "over/under" feature of the stock feet and want a vintage look, get these: https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/gibraltar-floor-tom-large-rubber-feet

I bought a few packs of those to have extras and they work great. I don't have enough stands to worry about positioning them though.
 


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