Yamaha SS950 Heavy Double-Braced Snare Drum Stand w/ Multi-Angle Tilte
Yamaha’s SS950 is a reliable and compact snare drum stand with double braced legs that are very sturdy, large rubber feet to prevent movement, and spikes on the feet for extra stability. The SS950 has a ball and socket joint at the center that provides endless options for adjusting the angle of the drum. This basket design also allows for the drum to sit lower than most stands. This is a great feature for drummers who have deep snare drums or like their snare drum to sit unusually low.
The drawback of this stand is the device for adjusting the basket diameter is large plastic knob that’s awkward to adjust and can be taxing on the wrist. This design is not uncommon, but many of the other snare drum stands on my list have basket adjustment systems that are more convenient. However, the basket is easily detachable so you could just leave it attached to your snare drum when disassembling your kit. What this stand lacks in convenience, it makes up for in stability as the basket is rock solid once it’s been set. This is one of the best snare drum stands available because of that stability and the reliable reputation of the Yamaha name.