Having used a lot of cheap cymbal stands and Hi-hat stands (because i'm cheap) This one really stands out as one of the better. The clutch that comes immediately with the stand is very tight and has had no grip-issues in the 6(ish) months I've had it, and the parts came without any blemishes or immediate issues visually - not that it would matter anyway. My only real problem with this item is that sometimes if you do a lot of footwork with the hat and lay into it, it can wobble a little, but that would be really picking holes, because that's only on softer surfaces - like carpet. But it does the job well, and has a lot of different setup possibilities with it. But for the price I bought it, i'd like to see anyone find a more solid stand, because this one is build like a tank. All in all, no big problems!