Yamaha HS650 Single braced Hi-Hat Stand review

This is the cheapest stand Yamaha make and offers great value - it's just a shame that one or two features are missing

  • £60
The action of the simple direct pull-chain drive is impressively fast

MusicRadar Verdict

This stand offers impressive value for money but lacks in features.


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    Simple yet fast action.


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    No tension adjustment or upper memory lock.

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Yamaha has always offered practical and dependable hardware, and this stand is definitely that - it's also their cheapest model! Admittedly you don't get many of the features found on some other models, such as tension adjustment or upper section pipe memory lock, but even so this stand works well.

The action of the simple direct pull-chain drive is impressively fast and smooth, and with a professional grade clutch and dual retractable spikes on the base, this model proves superb value for money.


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