Tama Iron Cobra Lever Glide HH905N High Hat Stand
If you’ve read any of my bass drum pedal reviews, you’ll know I love Iron Cobra pedals. The feel of Tama's Iron Cobra Lever Glide HH905N hi-hat stand’s pedal is very similar to the great feel of the Iron Cobra Bass Drum pedals. The pedal on this pick is very responsive, the stand itself is very sturdy, and has the most options of any hi-hat stand on the market. Footboard angle and tension can easily be adjusted to your preferred settings and the whole stand can be tilted if desired.
The stands tension rod has a protective sleeve to keep it from being bent as this is a common problem for this type of stand. The rod has also been designed to resist loosening during play, a nice feature which only adds to the sturdiness. There’s also a swing lock clutch which allows the top cymbal to almost float without excessively dampening it.
Additional features include a spring seat designed to maximize the sound of the bottom hi-hat when being played with the pedal. What really sets this stand apart from those equipped with a traditional pull system is a unique lever glide mechanism which combines a Kevlar strap with roller bearings to create a very unique, smooth feel. The good news is this high end option is priced affordably, making it a great value considering its capabilities.