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Old 09-10-2019, 08:29 PM
Catherine Catherine is offline
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I know that all drummers have their very particular chosen hardware. My brother Richard purchased Pearl hardware. Dang it is heavy. He had two high hat stands too. A mystery. So what are your thoughts?
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Catherine
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:01 AM
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Hi Catherine!

I'll chime in first about hardware. Every major drum company, including Pearl, offers many lines of both drums and hardware. Drums range from beginner to custom order. Hardware, such as cymbal stands, hi hat stands and snare stands, also range from light duty to over-the-top heavy duty! Your brother had three Pearl stands; two identical pro-level hi hat stands and one pro-level snare stand. Really not sure why he had two hi hat stands, but at least I'm able to assemble one good stand from the two! That other very heavy-duty cymbal boom stand is a generic brand, meaning that it's a no-name stand. It looks similar to a Pearl, but the build quality just isn't as good. The other cymbal stand is a Pacific PDP (owned by DW Drums) and is a double-braced light-duty stand.

Hope this helps! Let's see what others have to say!

-Mark
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:00 PM
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Many drummers with other brands of drums often play Pearl hardware. They and now Gibraltar, sort of own that “random drum hardware” market. And they both are of good quality.

I had plenty of Pearl stuff over the years. But once eBay came along I was able to find more of the weapons-grade 900 series stands. I got one with my big blue kit, and it held the 8 and 10 inch toms over the top of my hi hat without wobbling. Now I have a bunch of them and although stupid-heavy, they are bomb proof.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:00 AM
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I've used Pearl hardware for years... heavy but strong... just too bad that the chrome plating does not hold up as well as 70's US & British made hardware did...

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Old 09-12-2019, 01:30 AM
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Thank you! Not all of the hardware is pearl but there are some good stands that Mark Fenberg is restoring and will then put up for sale. The snare drum stand I think is good and a high hat stand. I am glad that there are those who might want to purchase these at a reasonable price.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:18 AM
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Sometimes as a player not collector
We look for the tool of the moment so we can play that’s is the general reasoning behind a stand purchase it’s a need based purchase and usually on a budget
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:19 AM
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I have old Pearl hardware from years ago that I retired because it was so massive. It's built like iron. I don't think I've ever had a piece of Pearl hardware fail on me. I've graduated to DW hardware for the most part because I have an endorsement; the lighter weight stuff, like flat based cymbal stands.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:15 AM
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The Rogers Big R kit that I'm restoring came with two (2) Pearl H-820W Hi Hat stands. These are from the early-to-mid 2000's. Excellent, and heavy, stands! Both stands were dirty, rusty, and missing parts. I was able to make one good stand and wasn't sure what I would do with the other one. Being the obsessive-compulsive drum person I am, I just performed a complete "hi-hat-ectomy" on the second stand! I think I got a little carried away!! It was actually reasonably easy to take apart! The center tube, upper tube and tripod base were cleaned with a solution of Dawn and tin foil. Came out great! All chrome parts were polished with Mother's Chrome Polish and now I just need to assemble everything. It's nice to have a fully assembled stand as the control!

Both stands needed cymbal clutches, which I have, and I only needed to order the large felt and metal washers for the lower cymbal cups. The second stand was also missing one large wing screw and the upper pull rod. Looking through my parts stash, I actually came up with a near-new Pearl upper rod that is an exact match to the existing rod. How I ever obtained this extra rod baffles me, but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth! I obtained the missing large wing screw from a spare Pearl lower tripod base I had. I guess it's good that I very seldom throw anything away!

In case anyone is wondering, that tin foil is wrapped around the spring to keep out dust and dirt!

So, there will be two perfectly functioning, and clean, Pearl H-820W hi hat stands to offer up in the near future!

-Mark
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:20 AM
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At what 25 each not much of a market for them
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:29 AM
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At what 25 each not much of a market for them
That's OK. It's better than bringing them to metal recycling! And, being retired, I have the time to devote to this project. The monetary outlay was minimal and justified to have two perfectly working stands. Finally, there will always be a market for good, clean, pro-quality...and inexpensive...hardware!

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