Adding a dedicated cymbal stand is often a decision made with the future in mind, providing the structure necessary for additional mounts as your set continues to grow. Stands are built with a collapsible three-legged design that allows for simple adjustment and easy transport. Proper tilters and wing nuts will ensure your stand does not move during play. A foundational piece of any set, the cymbal stand serves multiple purposes, from supporting your cymbals to allowing for additional arm mounts for future kit expansion.
A popular option for cymbal mounting is the addition of an arm/mount to support additional cymbals. Unlike a standalone stand, these smaller arms save space and allow more finesse in positioning. Some arms are equipped with adjustable ratchet tilters, while others rely on a toothless design. Both serve a purpose, but you'll develop your own preference as a drummer when it comes to the positioning and angling of your cymbals.
If mounting space runs at a premium within your set, a splash claw can be attached comfortably to the rim of any snare, tom, or conga without the transfer of vibration between the two pieces. Should your set lack space for a top-side attachment, mounting points can be added to any tom or kick drum — your new anchor can even be used as the foundation for a cymbal arm!
Expansion is an experimental process that each drummer will customize along the way. This often requires additional accessories to help dial in your kit. Felt/nut combinations help reinforce your cymbal mounting. Springs help minimize keyholing and sustain vibrations for a longer, cleaner life. And adding a smaller cymbal with a cymbal stacker provides you with a quick, easy way to add another cymbal to your kit.
Working through the various avenues of cymbal stands and related accessories can be a strenuous process. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineers. They are experienced musicians and drummers prepared to guide you through the process!
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