I’ve been thinking about getting the Tama Iron Cobra Lever Glide so I can play heel down on the hats without reaching (it can tilt). Any ideas? Are there others that tilt?
It’s designed with two legs and the pedal and a extendable brace directly under the pedal. To tilt the stand you simply lower the legs past ground zero and it tilts the main shaft—all of it—towards you. However, the pedal is on a floating hinge so that nothing binds when the shaft is tilted. This means that pedal is not the third leg of the tripod, and the extendable brace is.If I put something under the feet of a normal hi hat stand to cause it to tilt toward me, does the Tama Lever have that much advantage over it? I’m trying to understand the Tama’s advantages. Mechanically, the Tama seems to be high quality but costs $300.
The lever increases the travel of the pedal compared to the cymbal, so you can get very precise amounts of slightly open hats, and less strength required to keep them closed tight. The foot pedal also pivots to stay flat on the floor when you tilt the stand.What’s the advantage of the lever glide versus others?