The 10 Best Cymbal Stands

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2019. Whether you are new to the world of percussion or a seasoned drummer with hundreds of gigs under your sticks, quality cymbal stands are a must. We have gathered a wide range of models from some of the best manufacturers in the industry, with each option offering different features, such as chain-driven foot pedals, to ensure a great jam session or performance every time. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. PDP 800 Series

2. Gibraltar Hi-Hat

3. Yamaha CS3

Editor's Notes

February 04, 2020:

Being a percussionist in school, a garage band drummer, or a professional musician requires quality instruments and the accompanying equipment. Cymbal stands are just one of the many pieces of hardware you need for successful drumming. We included a variety of models suitable for different types of cymbals, as well as budgets.

If you want quality and durability at an affordable price, the Gibraltar Hi-Hat is a great option from a trusted manufacturer. At just over five pounds, it is easy to move from gig to gig. The Mapex B200RB is a no-frills style that simply does the job of holding your cymbal in place for an affordable price. Several models, including the Pearl Boom, convert into straight stands for even more versatility.

No matter what your particular cymbal stand needs may be, you are bound to find a worthy contender in our selection of the best options available today.

4. Pearl BC930 Boom

5. Pearl H930 Hi-Hat

6. DW Hi-Hat

7. Tama Speed Cobra

8. PDP by DW 700 Series

9. Gibraltar 4709

10. Mapex B200RB

Christopher Thomas
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