SJC Foundation Flatline Hardware

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Looking for some hands-on or opinions from the members.
Anyone try these out yet?

They look pretty cool ... nice features.
I like the gearless mechs and the design of the stands joints ... a bit like Tama.
If you've seen 'em, bought 'em, tried 'em, hugged 'em, poked 'em, prodded 'em, dated 'em, kissed 'em, or slapped 'em ... post the exploits here.
Inquiring minds and such ...



 

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I haven't seen them in person - heck. I wasn't even aware of them until you posted this. I thought at first that these would just be another generic hardware line, but I have to admit I'm intrigued. The only concern that I would have is how heavy they are compared to other double braced hardware. I do like the look.
 

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Same here, didn’t know SJC was in the hardware game. I can appreciate the memory locks on all the height/leg spread adjustments. I’m probably the most curious about the double tom stand, in my mind I just can’t see the physics of that working without a tripod.
 

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It looks like there could be no weight savings at all while sacrificing a little bit of stability you would get from a traditional tripod stand. They don't make any sense to me. The whole point of flat base stuff is usually weight savings over tripod stands. These are double braced with 1-3/4" bottom tube which = heavy AF.
 

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It looks like there could be no weight savings at all while sacrificing a little bit of stability you would get from a traditional tripod stand. They don't make any sense to me. The whole point of flat base stuff is usually weight savings over tripod stands. These are double braced with 1-3/4" bottom tube which = heavy AF.
All the calories with none of the flavor.....
 

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Easier positioning and better stability than traditional flat base stands seems to be the goal rather than weight savings on the gig.

If those goals are met I wouldn’t mind having a boom and straight cymbal stand.

That said I’d be more inclined to try Yamaha.
 

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I'm interested in the double tom stand.
On one of my kits, I have Tama flat based hardware all around ... except the double tom stand. It's an old vintage Tama. It looks so out of place. I used to have a 70s Premier flat base double tom stand, but it would also look oddly out of place amidst the flat Tama stuff.
I have been waiting for a cool non-vintage stand to solve this.
This has my interest for sure.
 

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its interesting..the stands are for the youngin' who want vintage look with animal strength. I realize they must have to offer HH and BD pedals but w/so many offering such good stuff...how do you compete?
 

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Foundation Flatline is the only heavy-duty flat base design on the market.
That’s the header on their page.
It’s not a weight saver.
It’s flat based hardware for hitters.
Cool look without the concern over breakage, I guess.
My part is sold out. I have to await resupply before I can try it.
 

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It’s the middle of July and SJC is still sold out of the Flatline Double Tom stand.
Dang.
Does anyone know why they haven’t been able to restock?
I’m on the email notification and it’s crickets and tumbleweeds.
 

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Well ... not sure what to say.

Way back in May, I placed my name on the ALERT list for when SJC got the stands back in stock.
I checked the site periodically just to be sure I knew when they had stock.
It was October when the site came up with the Available order portal.
I immediately ordered the stand ... it was something like 12:15 in the morning.

So, I received an email that says they no longer have any of the stands in stock ... and would I like the heavy duty FOUNDATION-X stand instead ... or a full refund.

Unreal.

I let the gent know that I have been awaiting this flatbase tom stand for about six months and that is the precise stand I would like delivered ... or he could send a full refund.
My guess is I will receive a full refund.

No idea what the heck is going on within the walls of that company.
I can say, so far I am not impressed with how they are dealing with supply lines and external communications.

My sincere hope is they get it together and make good on this order.
I do not enjoy seeing drum companies make mistakes like this. It does not bode well for their overall survival in a very tough and competitive market.
 

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it's clearly made by Gibraltar..... look at the boom arm and tilter. Those are on all of my Gibraltar stands, but I can see where someone would want the look of a flat base stand with extra strength.
 

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Interesting point.
Is there a blend of Gibraltar stands that would come together and make a double tom flat base stand?
 

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Wow I had no idea they even did hardware. Looks sharp and solid and the prices are very reasonable. I'm totally going to check out some of this. Thanks for pointing it out!
 

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Finally ... <insert sarcastic remark here> ... got a full response and explanation from Jason Bohman. He was extremely apologetic and took the time to explain the details of this situation ... and more importantly, gave me a workable solution!
It seems they ordered fifty of each stand from their Tawain supplier and for some reason only received ten of this particular stand ... the rest of the forty would be sent after December. But he did include a link to a company that received the ten so that I could order through them ... which I promptly did.
The stand should be here early next week.
I will update on the stand when it is here and setup.
Needless to say, I am somewhat excited to have this one enroute. It has been a while and I have wanted this flat base tom stand for my kit.
yay
 

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What does Jason Bonham have to do with SJC that he is corresponding with you??
 

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