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    I play my hi hat cymbals sort of low and i guess you call it the hi hat rod sticks way up there. ive seen other where the rod ends right at the clutch. my question is do these people cut the excess off or is the a special hi hat rod you can buy that is shorter...thanks oh by the its a tama iron cobra hi hAT stand

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    They are just cut off.

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    Just make sure to de-burr it when you cut it off or it can snag real easily.
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    Agreeing with Norske.....I have made that mistake before....ouch
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    dont cut it, you might need the room for tambourine or a cowbell in the future

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    dats what I was thinkin
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    If it was me, I wouldn't cut it off. I almost did to one of my high hat stands but I was glad I didn't when I moved the stand from a kit with a 20" bass to a kit with a 22" bass. The extra length was no longer extra since everything including me had to grow two inches.

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    I've got an older lugwig stand I bought used with my first kit... I never realized it until recently but it's hacked off (in a rather brutish way). I always hated that stand because it was too low, and now I know it's not the stand's fault.
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    If you cut leave 3" or so extra I cut the one for my roland VH 11 HHs and it's kinda low for the acoustics now. I like it but it is custom for that set up now. I have a new stand I'm gonna cut maybe today, because it has near 8" extra from where I play it. I use a tube cutter then file the edges finger smooth . I will take some pics if any one is intrested .

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    Speciality Tambourines might be "Light" enough to mount on a hi-hat rod but I really think the weight of a cowbell is going to interfere with the spring tension of the footboard. Don't know why, for certain...just my thought on that.
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    i could see the weight of a cowbell messing with the hats closing correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defcon235 View Post
    i could see the weight of a cowbell messing with the hats closing correctly.
    ...and bending the rod to the point where you can't get the top hh cymbal off.

    Seriously, replacement rods are like 5-10 bucks. Get a new one, then hack off the old. This is not a serious modification that you would be stuck with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defcon235 View Post
    i could see the weight of a cowbell messing with the hats closing correctly.
    Yea, mount cowbells on the bass drum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LagerHead View Post
    Yea, mount cowbells on the bass drum.
    No!!!! Mount cowbells on a cow , not on a drumset.



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    Mount cowbells on Will Ferrell to be honest.
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    Don't chop the top.

    Get a shorter rod.

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