Why vintage hardware?

dboomer

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That’s what I think about most of what gets worried about here ... things that won’t make any difference.
 

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Stand #2 & #3 sounded better than stand #1
 

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#1 Slingerland
#2 Ludwig
#3 Yamaha 700
 

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I've been using flat base stands exclusively for about 12 years now.
I've had a couple different brands, and all worked just as well as the others. No issues.
I like DW's the most because of memory locks, the tilter, cymbal space adjustment, and now the legs have two spots they can be set at (flat or up a little) so they can go over and under each other easily.
The straight and boom stands are very sturdy. I put 20-24" cymbals on them with no problem.

I just got some of the Tama Classic fb stands, and they are surprisingly sturdy with the larger cymbals on them as well. The Tama tilter/post is also perfectly in line with the center of the stand, which is great.
That type of tilter is what I do miss about the vintage stands.
 

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Look at Mel's left foot. He plays that Gretsch hihat heel down. The hats cut right through. Sound great.

I play mostly heel up (60/40) and find vintage and new flat based hi hat stands dont work as well for heel up style.

I use dw ultralight cymbal and snare stand and Tama iron cobra hh stand

 
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