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    so i got this idea from late8s pedal shootout. im reviewing the

    pearl 900 boom stand

    gibraltar 6600 boom stand

    yamaha 800 series boom stand

    and ludwig 9000 boom stand

    okay so lets start with the pearl

    pearl 900 boom stand

    pros: good wing nut, solid, double braced good tilter

    cons: if you sett the legs to narrow, it falls easy. and boom lenght isnt as long as other stand.

    verdict (rating for its level) 8/10

    Gibraltar 6600 boom stand

    pros: cheaper than other stands, double braced, great flets/ "griped" boom arm.

    cons: hard to find nowadys, pretty much only availble online.

    verdict 8.9/10

    Yamaha 800 boom stand

    pros: double braced, thick (1.5 inch) felts, long boom arm. yamaha solidity. very user-friendly

    cons: no "grip" on boom arm, big legs

    verdict 9.7/ 10

    Ludwig 9000 series stand

    pros: Extremely heavy, long boom arm, thick boom arm
    wont fall down, pretty much ever
    cons:

    un sophisticated tileter, felts wear out fast,

    verdict: 7.9/10

    *bonus!* DW 5000 boom stand

    pros: dw quality solid, "griped boom arm, good felts

    cons: none that i can see, however most expensive of this level

    verdict 9.8/10


    overall id go with the the yamah or dw, but the gibraltar is a solid third. pearl is nice, but id go for the bc2000 boom stand, and ludwig is good if u just want a stand that dosent fall.

    SORRY I DIDNT INCLUDE PDP OR TAMA, AS I AM UNFAMLIAR WITH THEIR PRODUCTS. PLEASE ADD TO THIS SHOOT-OUT IF YOU HAVE EXPERINCE With their products., ALSO SORRY FOR MAPEX, I HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN MAPEX STANDS IN PERSON.
    Last edited by Christiandrummer777; 11-27-2009 at 12:38 AM. Reason: mis typed that could have insulted someone.
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    Hey CD, nice shoot out review. What kind of prices do these stands retail at?

    I have the Mapex700 series boom stand and can confirm it is excellent, from your review ratings I'd say it is most similar to the DW or Gibraltar.

    Cheers,

    BWB
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    prices (what ive seen them for)
    (rounded up to nearest dollar)

    pearl: 50
    gibraltar:45
    yamaha:65
    ludwig: 55
    dw 5000: 70

    so these are the stand in the 45-70 dollarr range. i beleive also the pdp is 50, the mapex 50 and the tama 60.
    "it aint got no thing if it aint got that swing"

    Yamaha Stage Custom Noveau
    10,12,14,20,14 (standard 2 up 1 down)
    Evans EC2 over Remo Ambassador Resos
    Evans Genera Dry over ambassador resos
    DW 5002 double bass pedal
    Sabian 14 inch AAX Xcelerator hats
    Sabian 14 inch HHX X-plosion crash
    Sabian 16 inch AAX studio crash
    Zildjian 17 inch Z custom crash
    Sabian 21 inch AA rock ride
    Zildjian 18 inch oriental china trash
    Agrazian 10 inch Splash

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    I have a Tama Roadpro boom stand.

    Pros: Very sturdy and solid, will never fall over, gripped boom arm, good felts.
    Cons: More expensive than the others (about 72), no memory locks

    Overall: 8.8/10, because I believe it's overpriced. I got mine used for $30 though so it didn't matter to me. But in terms of performance, 9.5/10.
    Peace, Love, and Rock N Roll

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiandrummer777 View Post
    prices (what ive seen them for)
    (rounded up to nearest dollar)

    pearl: 50
    gibraltar:45
    yamaha:65
    ludwig: 55
    dw 5000: 70

    so these are the stand in the 45-70 dollarr range. i beleive also the pdp is 50, the mapex 50 and the tama 60.
    Those prices make me VERY sad. In europe, the best price you'lle EVER get for a DW5000 boom stand is 80, that is about $120 :'(

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    Good shoot out. By the looks of the shoot out, I like the specs on the DW boom stand. Yamaha is such an "overlooked" brand but I like the fact that you included it in the shoot out. The Pearl sounds a little stetchy. It would be a comedic moment if a cymbal stand falls right on "cue" after a really dynamic sweep of the cymbal. It's never happen to me yet but I've had the tilter arm go limp after a hit and that's almost as funny.

    That's for the kudos on the shootout. I'm very flattered by the mention...thanks !

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    no suprise - the Yamaha hardware wins
    :P

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