Picture of How to Turn a Mic Stand into a Cymbal Stand
After completing my hi-hat stand successfully, I needed a stand for my crash cymbal. We happen to have accumulated a lot of mic stands (and, ironically, no mics), so I thought the easiest thing to do would be to repurpose one of those as a cymbal stand.

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.
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Step 1: The Parts

Picture of The Parts
You'll need the following parts for this build.
  • 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
Note: the mic stand I used had a removable end, revealing a 3/8"-16 thread (I got lucky). If you can't find a mic stand like this, the outer threads on mic stands appear to be pretty universal, so the workaround would be to use a different coupling that fits that larger diameter and use a reducer to fit the threaded rod. You may also need a finer threaded rod if that's the case.

Step 2: The Extension

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First you'll need to install the extension onto the mic stand that allows the cymbal to be mounted.

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.
jpittrell1 year ago
Hey! these look amazing and I cant wait to get started building my hi hat stand while trying to make this ride stand happen too. I was wondering if youve thought of tackling the foot pedal too?! That would/could be awesomeness
I've got a pulse drum kit too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's definitely Pacific, not Pulse.
well all of the heads had the pulse logo, so... well it at least looks like the pulse logo