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Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter  

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    Gibraltar

    Yesterday's look, but the performance is totally contemporary!

    Gibraltar's 8600 Series Flat Base stands bring back the classic flat base design with features for today's drummer. A low-mass, flat base design tripod with cast adjustments and Gibraltar's exclusive "Key Lock" that prevents any tripod movement or collapse. Hinged height adjustment with ABS inserts for super lock, no metal-to-metal contact and topped off with Gibraltar's gearless Brake Cymbal tilter with key memory lock.

    Features

    • Flat-base straight cymbal stand
    • Brake tilter with key memory lock
    • Super lock height adjustment
    • Extends to 56"

    Holds your cymbal solid as a rock and looks good doing it! Order today.

     
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    GibraltarFlat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Portable (6)
    • Stable (6)
    • Holds items securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (6)
      • Home studio (5)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Stronger than you would expect for a retro look

      I've had mine for years and they still look like new in spite of the travelling. I can't speak for the heavy metal guys with super heavy, giant cymbals out there, but these...Read complete review

      I've had mine for years and they still look like new in spite of the travelling. I can't speak for the heavy metal guys with super heavy, giant cymbals out there, but these are perfect for the jazz drummer who wants the retro look and needs to lighten his load and still have plenty of strength to support any size of cymbal.
      The overall footprint is big; it has to be to have stability for this style. However, it makes up for it by being able to slide the feet underneath spurs, legs, etc. I can actually set up in places where my tripod stands bump into things. There are back up locks with set screws for those of you lucky enough to have a permanent stage setup. If you don't, just don't use them and stay with the wingnuts - that's what I do. The retro look goes perfectly with a bop set.
      Typical Gibraltar - very stong for its size and the chrome finish is excellent. No signs of wear and tear after about five years of use.
      Yes, it is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for in this instance.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good stand, but not small or lightweight

      This is a very good quality stand. However, it is clearly modern, not a vintage replica. The "footprint" it takes up on the floor is VERY large, bigger than any...Read complete review

      This is a very good quality stand. However, it is clearly modern, not a vintage replica. The "footprint" it takes up on the floor is VERY large, bigger than any normal cymbal stand. You would have a tough time putting two next to each other. You might want to alternate these every other stand with regular stands (the legs can go under regular tripods). Also, these stands are very heavy. Just as heavy, if not heavier than a normal, double braced cymbal stand. These are good stands that can fit under regular tripods, but the huge footprint and weight issue completely takes away from what I think Gibraltar was trying to accomplish with these stands.

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      5.0

      Exactly What I Need

      By LongTimePlayer

      from Lansing, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

        After many years of performing, I wanted hardware that wasn't heavy and a pain to transport. These stands are well made and worth every cent. They are very similar to what Buddy Rich, Louie Belson and others used. For quick set-up and easy transport, these are the way to go. So, if you're looking to lighten the load, get these...you won't be sorry.

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        5.0

        Pure Amazingness

        By DrewSki

        from Bridgeport,CT

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Looks Amazing
        • Nice Look
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Everything
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

          Out of any cymbal stand I've ever used this is by far the best. It is extremely strong and the enormous flat base makes it very sturdy, this thing wont be moving anywhere once it's setup.

          I took a chance getting this stand because I play metal mostly but its doing fine with 20' china and all my crashes just be careful with the heavy rides.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just right for tight spaces

          By SIlent John

          from Northport, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

            This stand is just right for low volume rock and jazz gigs where space is limited. The stand is about the same weight as a light tripod stand, but it fits better into a small hardware case. It is stable and the tilter is as sturdy as those on heavier stands. One little drawback, and one that I didn't expect when I started using these stands, is that the flat base is not as easy to position as stands with tripod bases. You have to work a bit to position them with respect to your floor tom legs, bass drum spurs, high-hat stand, etc. Despite this, I use them and recommend them for gigging drummers.

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            4.0

            Looks great and can take the weight

            By Andy

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy Placement
            • Great Retro Look
            • Lighter Than Standard

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                Recently acquired a 60's keystone ludwig kit in great condition but the hardware needed updating. Bought these stands as I really liked the vintage look. My kit's a 4 piece and I found w/ the flat base, I could position the ride closer in over the kick w/o needing a boom. I'm using a 21" ride, 20" crash and 18" nova china and the stands hold the weight w/ no issue at all. I must point out that all cymbals are head height (seated) or lower. Wouldnn't go too high w/ these. If you have not neen these stands before, they are quite thin compared to standard double braced. Also, resist the urge to tighten too much to compensate for what may seem like a flimsier stand. They are well built and can take the weight.

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                5.0

                I would buy this cymbal stand again.

                By Jim

                from Philadelphila

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                  I have been playing drums since 1980 and have used
                  other stands. This stand is light weight and looks great. The stand is a perfect fit for a jazz drum set. The stand is able to hold large cymbals with no problem. This is an excellent cymbal stand.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  wonderful stand!

                  By ejschrip

                  from seattle, wa

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Portable
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Live gigs
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                    this is a great stand. very lightweight, portable, fits in a 22" cymbal bag when fully collapsed. i've used them for my 24" ride and 22" crash. no issues whatsoever. stand doesn't "walk" away, even when played a little more aggressively. yes, they "wobble" a little bit, but that's totally normal; this isn't a double-braced, heavy-duty, 3" thick stand. this will NOT be suitable for metal or aggressive/hard rock. but that should be common sense. use it in a folk band, jazz band, light rock band, acoustic/piano rock, or something similar. if you want more stability (though this stand has no issues with that for most applications), buy something else. you get what you pay for; this is a high quality, stable, and lightweight stand. great buy.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Stand

                    By drum 1

                    from Louisiana

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Portable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                      These stands are superior to what John Bonham had. I have the Ludwig flat base (base too small), the DW (every connection has stripped, fallen apart - starting at 2 years. My first Rogers made it that far), and the Gilbralrar (2). I do still have a stand from the first two: bottom is Slingerland, middle is Ludwig, top is DW. I agree that the base of the G. could be a little smaller, but the baby doesn't fall apart. The flat base allows me to set up cymbals where I would need a boom otherwise - I don't like booms. If you want/need a flat base stand, I thing there's only one way to go.....and it's a "G", good one.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Stronger than you would expect for a retro look

                      By BabyBoomer

                      from SW Virginia

                      Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                      I've had mine for years and they still look like new in spite of the travelling. I can't speak for the heavy metal guys with super heavy, giant cymbals out there, but these are perfect for the jazz drummer who wants the retro look and needs to lighten his load and still have plenty of strength to support any size of cymbal.
                      The overall footprint is big; it has to be to have stability for this style. However, it makes up for it by being able to slide the feet underneath spurs, legs, etc. I can actually set up in places where my tripod stands bump into things. There are back up locks with set screws for those of you lucky enough to have a permanent stage setup. If you don't, just don't use them and stay with the wingnuts - that's what I do. The retro look goes perfectly with a bop set.
                      Typical Gibraltar - very stong for its size and the chrome finish is excellent. No signs of wear and tear after about five years of use.
                      Yes, it is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for in this instance.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      It's ok.....

                      Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                      I only got these to reduce the amount of space my set-up takes up. It does accomplish that. They do look awesome, I do admit that. And they do hold heavy cymbals without falling or sliding. However you can't slide the legs over the other like you can with regular tripod-style stands. I wouldn't buy the straight one again since the boom style one will take up just as much space. I also think that they are overpriced; at this price range you could consider the DW ones. Pros- They hold up heavy cymbals, look awesome, and will give your set that nice low profile look. Cons- Expensive and heavy.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Love Them

                      By TayerPlayer

                      from Cincinnati, Ohio

                      Comments about Gibraltar Flat-Base Straight Cymbal Stand with Brake Tilter:

                      I bought 2, for my china and my secondary crash. I must say I do love them, they accomplished what I was looking to do with them. No more sliding away from me with every hit. These stands stay put even with light weight cymbals, although it does tend to slide a smidge with the china, due to it being tighter and more of the impact does go the the stand. ALSO, if you're looking to line these up next to each other then listen to the first review because you WILL have trouble doing so. But, i keep my stands at a minimum so i have no trouble.

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