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  1. formerly TubCrusher

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    Stilt....
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    Quote Originally Posted by latzanimal View Post
    Stilt....
    Damn right. JT, let's show 'em how it is...

    "I'm bringing Stilting back."
    "Yeah"
    "Your other stands dont know how to act."
    "Yeah"
    Take it to the chorus!
    "See me leeeeeannnn."
    "Yeah"
    "Check out them cymbals, they know how to swiiiiiiingggg"
    "Yeah"

    I actually just did an overhaul of my hardware to make room for my electric kit I'm re-building. The Stilts were in storage for the last year but are now on my Saturn kit. Just a small amount of stilt was put on them. They are more stable this way because the back legs are spread out wider than a traditional straight stand. The legs are not an equal 120 degrees apart from eachother. The back ones are something like 150 or 160 degrees from eachother.

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    I love the old Tama hardware. I don't care how heavy it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by latzanimal View Post
    I love the old Tama hardware. I don't care how heavy it is...
    What... was the advantage of... the Stilt hardware?... considering when it came out,
    I’m going with... looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    What... was the advantage of... the Stilt hardware?... considering when it came out,
    I’m going with... looks.
    I thought it provided stability, while allowing for a stand base to be placed further away from tight spaces on the kit (i.e. between two closely placed bass drums), but still place the cymbals, toms, etc. close to the player. It seemed like a good stand solution before there were stealth racks available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    What... was the advantage of... the Stilt hardware?... considering when it came out,
    I’m going with... looks.
    The Stilts came out back in the days of big kits with big power toms. The drums themselves took up a huge amount of space. Like RG1820X said, it allowed you to get the stand base a bit further away from the drums and lean it toward the player:



    It's also a "look at me" type thing like people with crazy rack setups:



    or: https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/s...post1853807620

    Since I am using them with more "standard" sized drums I don't really need to use the stilt feature of them, but because the stand itself is more stable in a stilted position, I stilt them just a little bit. It's probably a 5 degree lean at most.

    One thing I LOVE about the stilt stands is the quick release lever for the tube joints. Adjusting the stand height is a breeze on these. I wish Tama would bring the lever back, but instead of it being a vertical lever that protrudes from the stand, design it in to the clamping collar and have it rotate horizontally. This way it never gets in the way of your boom arms, or accidentally gets a piece of clothing snagged on to it.
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    Well hey Tommy! I'm having a blast / agonizing over how to configure this amazing new kit I bought from the Tommy_D museum!
    My 8" tom just arrived, so your kit has grown...and I just added my custom head to the kick drum.
    Other than that, they're just hanging out here in my living room, waiting for me to get them in the game. Thanks again for the AMAZING drums.
    And again, buying them from you was an amazing experience...I mean, other than driving home in a blizzard.
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    Hey! I've been wondering how the kit has been working out for you. Glad to see the new baby added to the family! She's adorable. I'm still trying to get my electric kit finished. Still have to wrap the 3 rack toms and need to get a couple more rack pipes to span between some cymbal stands, but once that is done, I'll have another kit I can post up here. Well, I have more kits from the past that I can post up. Hold on...

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    Okay, here's another kit I had about 5 years back. This one is a Ddrum Reflex Uptown "exotic". It really wasn't exotic at all, just a clear coat over the alder outer ply. This one was fully converted to electric with a 2Box module and Yamaha cymbals:





    This kit did eventually get sold/traded to get the DW Collectors kit I posted earlier. Not a bad kit and it was unique in it's look, but the kits that came after it were just much better and I needed to make room for them.

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