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    I've Googled and found some, but not a lot, and it feels like there should be more out there. I don't want flimsy stuff but quality light to medium weight single brace stuff that doesn't weigh a ton. So anyone please suggest ones they've seen or own.

    I sometimes have my best luck in the used section, but I'd like to be able to get something new if possible.

    thanks
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    Yamaha has decent double braced light weight hardware packs available. Check out the 600 series.
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    Yamaha makes excellent light hardware, both single and double-braced. I am also happy with Tama's Stagemaster stuff.

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    I've been using the Yamaha single braced stuff for years .I pack and move my stuff a lot , maybe 4 times a week and these things hold up VERY well. I think it's the 700 series ? Anyway I was using 3 but went down to two . I hang a 14 inch tom a 21 inch ride and a 18/17 inch crash on one stand then a 15/16 inch crash and a cowbell off of the other . Have never had a problem with these . I have had lots of problems with the double braced Pearl stands tho...

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    Another vote for Yamaha. I just bought one of their 600 series single braced snare stands. Used it on our NYD gig and LOVED it. I also bought a couple of the DW 6000 flat base cymbal stands (used but like new). They were fantastic. Very stable, light, super adjustable...my only complaint is the tube size is smaller (very solid, but smaller diameter), So I decided not to attach my accessory boom arms to them.
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    Yamaha 700 series ...

    Also, for snare and hi hat, the DW 7000 series are worth checking out ...
    Last edited by dangermoney; 01-03-2017 at 07:12 PM.

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    +1 for Yamaha, simple and durable, love the single braced stuff.

    I set up my DW's the other day and quickly remembered how unnecessarily big and clunky their tom stands are.
    Last edited by Exotic Matter; 01-03-2017 at 07:10 PM.

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    I also concur I have a LOT of Yamaha hardware and my Sonor kit has single braced Yamaha stands. Great product
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    Thank you one and all. My back thanks you and my hernia thanks you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySticks View Post
    Thank you one and all. My back thanks you and my hernia thanks you.
    I'd shake their hands but the second one would be awkward....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I'd shake their hands but the second one would be awkward....
    Especially if it's a FIRM handshake
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Especially if it's a FIRM handshake
    Cold hands?

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    Well that sure went weird in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Well that sure went weird in a hurry.
    See what happens when you ain't around much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    See what happens when you ain't around much?
    I guess so. So stop being absent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    I guess so. So stop being absent.

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    I've got Yamaha single braced stands that I've been actively using for 25+ years and they still perform flawlessly. They're scratched up, but still function as intended.

    I'm liking the looks of the new DW Ultralight stuff, but I haven't seen any in person yet.

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    Another plug for Yamaha single braced stands.

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    Check out the new RoadPro Light Series from Tama.. I just got a straight/boom cymbal stand and I'm very happy with it. I got a cymbal and a 12 inch rack to hanging on it and it's rock solid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye-OLD View Post
    I've got Yamaha single braced stands that I've been actively using for 25+ years and they still perform flawlessly. They're scratched up, but still function as intended.

    I'm liking the looks of the new DW Ultralight stuff, but I haven't seen any in person yet.
    I saw these and honestly I felt like they were maybe TOO light. I might use the cymbal stand but I didn 't like the HH and snare stands at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySticks View Post
    I saw these at Sam Ash and honestly I felt like they were maybe TOO light. I might use the cymbal stand but I didn 't like the HH and snare stands at all.
    I have the 6500 hi-hat....not the Ultralight, but the standard flat-base "Lightweight". So far it's been pretty good. It's not a whole lot lighter weight than any other single braced, basic hi-hat. It plays well, looks vintage and packs up very compact.
    I contemplated the "Ultralight" one, but the bracket at the very bottom (that the radius rods from the footboard hook into) looked to me like it was plastic. Maybe not, but I decided the regular 6500 was worth the extra $49.
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    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    I was at Sam Ash again, looking at the DW's, and a local, older bop drummer said he has them and loves them. They fit into one bag and probably weigh the same as my hi hat. I would have to really sit down with them on a kit and give them a good workout. Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions.
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