This is a heavy bit of kit - I decided I wanted to go for an investment rather than something I would have to replace in a few years, and this is certainly that! Probably not ideal as an orchestral side drum stand as it doesn't extend particularly high; it'll be fine for me but it's probably better used in a kit situation. All joins and screws nice and smooth, and I like the black. It might chip over time, but I plan on looking after it so hopefully it'll serve me well! Overall - good quality bit of hardware and it looks cool.