The new Stage Master hi-hat stand with single-bracket legs is lightweight and easy to transport. It has a direct traction and the 'Swivel foot' allows the foot pedal to be rotated around the tripod base, significantly increasing the footprint and flexibility of the stand. The nylon insulator at the end of the rod prevents the rod from loosening and the noise caused by metal-to-metal contact. The plastic cover protects the chain from the tips of shoes and vice versa. The new cast iron joint design provides a more secure fit by holding the pipe with a nylon bushing that is secured with a T-bolt. This reduces the backlash in the stand, which in turn maximizes the instrument's natural resonance.