Re: I'm priced out of the DW9000 series stuff
I have a Mapex boom stand with almost identical plastic handle and design. A month after I bought it, the handle snapped off...and I take care not to over tighten things. Now, I have to carry the handle in my stick bag and pull it out every time I set up or tear down. I'm sure I could order parts and fix it, but the stand itself is extremely heavy in weight. Im just going to retire it to permanent practice duty. I'm actually looking to switch to lighter weight stands for strictly gig duty.
I guess I'm just not picky when it comes to brand names. I have 2 Sound Percussion boom stands that I paid like $59 for the pair. They look good, they're stable and have lasted 2-1/2yrs of light/moderate gig duty with no issues. There's no "playability" involved like a hi-hat stand, throne or pedal. Their only job is to hold my cymbals where I place them, and they do that job very well. If I ever spend big bucks on cymbal stands, it would be to obtain a noticeable benefit like ultra light weight or super adjustability. Otherwise, a $59 stand works as well in my application as a $159 stand.
Last edited by N2Bluz; 06-08-2016 at 05:20 PM.
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