I spent less than $4 on hardware for this. I already had the mic stand and threaded rod, and the rest I bought from the local hardware store. The build was very simple and took me less than 5 minutes to put together.
Step 1: The Parts
- Mic stand with 3/8"-16 threaded end
- 3/8"-16 x 6" threaded rod (could be as short as 3")
- 3/8"-16 coupling nut
- 3/8"-16 wingnut
- 3/8" x 3/8" x 1" nylon spacer (2x)
- 3/8" x 1-1/2" rubber washer (2x)
- Crash or ride cymbal
Step 2: The Extension
Unscrew the removable end to reveal the 3/8"-16 threaded end on the stand, and screw on the coupling nut.
Then thread the rod into the coupling and tighten everything down. The extension is complete.
Step 3: The Cymbal
The slide on the cymbal itself, followed by the second rubber washer and nylon spacer.
Thread on the wingnut to keep everything secure. I found that tightening the wingnut all the way snug gave the cymbal more of a ride cymbal sound, whereas leaving about 1/8" to 1/4" of wiggle room let it ring like a crash cymbal more, which is what I opted for.