For tone, ease, and comfort.
By: Matt W. from Portland, OR
Your general opinion of this product.
This is great because it serves many purposes. It will maximize the tone and volume of your drum, which can get muffled to varying degrees when propped on the floor. It keeps the drum at the ready and eliminating repositioning, which can come in handy if you are constantly switching between drums/percussion. It also ads to the comfort of playing by saving you from having to grip the drum with your legs (especially if you use a key-tuned drum which have the tendency to dig their lugs into your legs).
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Sturdy construction, feels like it's the right balance of weight-to-strength (strong enough to withstand intense playing, but not overly engineered/heavy).
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Rubber ring sections prevent damage to both the drum and the floor. Can be flipped upside down to accommodate a conga drum. I suppose the only downsides are that it has a fixed height (which can limit playing versatility), and the footprint is a little large (an issue with crammed spaces as well as when it comes to storage).
How is the tone?
Certainly built for function more than aesthetics. Sometimes it sticks out like a sore thumb when it's the only one being used at a drum circle.
Was this item an overall good value?
Certainly cheaper than adjustable/articulating drum stands, but feels a little more expensive than their materials/construction should warrant.