Heavier duty than necessary
My band leader has this snare stand for the studio kit I play on at rehearsals.At first I thought-wow this has every adjustment you could ever ask for. Then I started to use it and realised It's over-kill in a number of areas. First of all, its just too heavy in actual weight. I find it too cumbersome when making simple tilting adjustments as it's hard to get to the drum key styled tightening nuts. Why not just put a normal wing nut in that position? i don't care for they way the snare drum is very off-set in comparison to the tripod below. Just alot of poor designs that some one thought was a real hip idea. Not so hip too me, just a pain in the butt. I recommend you Find something simpler that does the job much easier. Yamaha makes great snare stands at a variety of price ranges.