What is this massive Vintage Boom Stand?

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This is a crazy massive 14lb beast of a boom stand that will extend to almost 8 feet tall.

Any idea of the brand?
 

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Tama or Yamaha. Tama usually had their name cast into the counterweight.
 

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It doesn't look like a Tama stand, but the wing nuts are similar. Definitely looks nothing like a Yamaha. And either manufacturer always had their name on the counterweights. I'm guessing it's a knockoff brand.
 

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Pretty fair copy of the Tama Titan "monster" boom stand of the late 70's to mid-80's. The snout nose memory lock on the vertical portion looks like a Tama too.

It does have some slight variations. Maybe it's a later version of the late 80's to early 90's? But Tama did put logo's on the counter-weights.

Those solid red decals look like something Ludwig or Slingerland might have used in the 80's to 90's. And Ludwig did use similar style T wing bolts in their hardware in that period. Looks more MIJ than USA though.
 
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Thank you everyone. There is not a logo on the counterweight, but it does kind of look Tama.

Didn’t Musician’s Friend have a generic brand? Maybe Viking?
 

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This is a crazy massive 14lb beast of a boom stand that will extend to almost 8 feet tall.

Any idea of the brand?
No ideas but it looks like a lot to the Tama that I have on the right hand side of my kit, bought used from the guy who sold me the drums kit but yes, it super sturdy, with the weight to balance the cymbal, I have a Paiste Master 22 on it, extended to put it over the first ride but close to it and I have no issues. I have also a set of vertical arm and poles that I use of put 6 other cymbals ion it and not a single move!!! For 7 Cymbals!!!
 

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Wow, that is a bunch. I always like a good counterweight on my ride cymbal so I can put it right in the pocket........
 

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I remember using a stand like that in the 80's with my 1975 Gretsch. I used the set as a four piece and I had this stupid giant stand with a counterweight on the end holding up a 16" A crash. I was a teenager but damn what the hell was i thinking?? Ahhh the 80's.
 

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I remember using a stand like that in the 80's with my 1975 Gretsch. I used the set as a four piece and I had this stupid giant stand with a counterweight on the end holding up a 16" A crash. I was a teenager but damn what the hell was i thinking?? Ahhh the 80's.
What were we thinking
 

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What were we thinking indeed.

I suspect age has something to do with our preferences. In the 80s, when "bigger/heavier/more" was all you saw in ads/catalogs, and when people like me were 30 years old, and old enough to remember my flat base Ludwigs toppling over when I was "Live at Leeds"....these monster stands were persuasive in being marketed. It was hard to even find lightweight stands in the 80s, except used (pre-"vintage") and the Ludwig-type had all those grooves cut into the top pipe from the straight-in set screw.

Nowadays, with 70 coming over the hill, those lightweight hardware packs (which may weigh less than this single stand?) make a whole lot of sense. Although I am curious how these are priced at over $400, and the heavier weight combo kits are under $300.

Of course, if you're around my age, trying to shake that "slide screen" association is still kinda hard.

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What were we thinking


I don't know but it was more than unnecessary. This pic is from probably around 1989. Look at the ridiculous stand holding up the 18" crash on my right side. Yikes...

And yes..... I put a Ludwig logo sticker on the head of a 70's Gretsch back in the 80's. That wrong was righted many years ago. Lol
 

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