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Designed to solve two basic problems we hear about all the time.
• Stands are too heavy.
• Mounting cymbals with wing nuts takes time and is frustrating.
Weight; Gibraltar’s Turning Point cymbal tripod base is made from chrome plated L-stock aluminum in a sleek arrow design. Gives the stability of double bracing but the weight of single braced stand.
No wing nut; Gibraltar’s patented Swing Nut auto cymbal tilter. Just press down on the spring loaded tilter turn the swing nut, mount the cymbal and felt and that’s it, no wing to lose and you saves you time.
Patent Pending Swing Nut auto cymbal tilter with spring loaded cymbal adjustment. Two-point hideaway boom with memory lock. Re-designed “Super-Lock” hinged height adjustment with no metal to metal contact and wing adjust memory lock. Cast collar tripod adjustment with nylon sleeve. Round designed foot for solid foundation at any tripod position. Hinged tripod Memory lock for exact positioning every time.Gibraltar’s exclusive “Brake” style tilter adjustment gives gearless positioning with drum key lock for the tilter section.
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Comments about Gibraltar Turning Point Deluxe Cymbal Stand w/Brake Tilter:
These are nice, sturdy stands, they look cool with the aluminum legs, but they really didn't give me what I want for the price. They are not as light as I thought they would be, and the cymbal holder just doesn't work as well as I thought it would.
I bought these stands for the features, but they didn't make it that much better of a stand. The main thing I was looking for was lighter weight, and the aluminum legs sold me. Unfortunately, the stand isn't really any lighter than any of my old double braced stands. One reason is that the tubes are super long (great if you like really tall stands, not necessary for me), so I think I'll cut some excess length off the tubes.
The cymbal holder is a neat idea, but in practice is really no quicker than a conventional wing nut. I also cannot get the holder as tight as I want on my ride cymbal, and it can move much more than I like. The felts also damp the cymbals more that the little rubber isolators that are used on my Mapex stands.
The memory lock on the legs is cool, as is the memory lock on the boom. It makes no sense that hieght memory locks have thumbscrews, yet you need key for the lock on the tilter.
Gibralter hardware is always of great quality, and this stand is no different.
I spent the extra money on three of these stands for my gigging setup, thinking they would be lighter and quicker to set up. It was worth the price.