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  • High hat question.......

    The extra length of shaft that sticks up from your high hats........is it common to chop them off? I know people do, some dont.......will it hurt resale. I have approx. 10" sticking up, and I have the urge to cut something. May leave a few inches just in case I alter something.....
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  • #2
    I cut mine. No worries for resale, its easy to find various lengths of rods these days. If you want, you could always buy a shorter one and keep both if you ever plan to sell the stand.
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    • #3
      You can buy the shorter ones as MC mentioned, but I don't see the need for the expense. Cut it to the length you want. Leave an extra inch or two at the top. I've used both a hacksaw and a dremel for the cut. Put a drop of clear nail polish on the cut to prevent any rust.



      I don't think any of mine are standard length -- maybe the DW stand since it came with two sizes.
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      • #4
        I don't really see why you would. Is it in the way?



        Also, I don't think resale value of hardware is really an issue, because I can't imagine anyone paying more than 20 bucks for any used piece of hardware.
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        • #5
          I don't really see why you would. Is it in the way?



          Also, I don't think resale value of hardware is really an issue, because I can't imagine anyone paying more than 20 bucks for any used piece of hardware.
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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by danrothmusic
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            I don't really see why you would. Is it in the way?



            Also, I don't think resale value of hardware is really an issue, because I can't imagine anyone paying more than 20 bucks for any used piece of hardware.




            Tell that to anyplace, anywhere, that sells used hardware. Lucky to find a double braced hat stand for under $75 at most places. Not everyone is as cool as Fingerboard in Corvallis. They usually suck more, like Gracewinds in Corvallis. :P
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by danrothmusic
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              I don't really see why you would. Is it in the way?




              For those of us with toms mounted above the hats, yep, it's in the way.



              I trimmed it on my kit that I play with the band even though it's only 1-up. I just think it looks cleaner.
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              • #8
                Never cut 'em...

                I sit high enough that it's not like there's a whole lot of pull rod above the top hat anyway.
                For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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                • #9
                  I think about it on occasion, usually bored and just staring at 'em. I got as far as clutches shouldn't extend beyond the top cymbal and rod length should be adjustable.
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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin Coryell
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                    Tell that to anyplace, anywhere, that sells used hardware. Lucky to find a double braced hat stand for under $75 at most places.




                    That's interesting, because you can find some decent new hardware for 75 bucks. It's not double-braced, but still sturdy.









                    Quote Originally Posted by melvinspeed
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                    For those of us with toms mounted above the hats, yep, it's in the way.




                    Let's file this one under "things I never would have thought about"





                    And looking back at my responses to both these comments, I realize that I seem like the epitome of a user of a small kit!
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                    • #11
                      I wanna say that I think it would depend on whether or not you disassemble your hh stand after the gig. I do, and it would make it difficult to get the rod threaded into the bottom if it was any shorter than it is.



                      If you leave your hh stand assembled when you pack it away, then you could chop it down to any size you want.



                      my two cents.


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                      • #12
                        I've cut it and I've left it - it really depends on what my set up is like.



                        I did, however, once get a jingle ring and realized that because I had cut my rod, I couldn't mount it. So I didn't cut my next two.



                        But yeah, for those with toms above the hi hat, I could certainly see that!
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                        • #13
                          I've used the same primary hihat now since 1977. No, I have never cut it, good thing. During that time I have experimented with it being lower, higher, and everything in between. Currently there is about an inch above the throw-off.
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                          • #14
                            You are making us drummers look bad by your spelling of hi-hat.





                            If it's in the way, by all means, cut it down. I have used DW stands for years, and they come with two rods, long and short. I always use the short one.



                            I really don't think the re-sale value would drop necessarily. I mean, do you plan on selling the thing? Do you really plan on "cashing in" on some used hi-hat stand anyways? I don't think you are going to (significantly) profit from some beat up hi-hat stand.



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                            • #15
                              Man some people almost make it seem like their cutting their dicks off, and just cant live with it.



                              Cut it, and if you need a longer one in the future, buy a new rod. Or, buy a short rod, and if you need a longer one in the future, you have your old one.



                              Pretty simple. HiHat rods are about as expendable as felt pads for your cymbals; it shouldnt be such a stressful decision to make.
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