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How to Turn a Mic Stand into a Cymbal Stand

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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

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.
jpittrell4 months 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