Yamaha CS655A Boom Cymbal Stand
Yamaha's CS655A is the best single braced stand on the market. While many people are scared of single-braced hardware branded as lightweight, this translate into lighter gear bags when you’re on the road. I usually have several 16-18 inch crash cymbals in my set-up and this stand is great for use with them. In fact, this stand is perfect for any cymbal under 20 inches and can even support large cymbals if you don't extend the arm out too far. It has all of the features of the best heavy-duty stands including a fully adjustable tilter and boom arm with unlimited options for cymbal placement. Like most high-quality boom stands, it easily converts into a straight stand and has a nice compact design. This is the sturdiest lightweight stand on the market and one of the least expensive boom stands I would trust in my setup.