I felt the need to write this review as I am a person who takes reviews I read quite seriously. I bought this gong stand on Amazon not knowing it was the exact stand Steve Weiss is selling. The one review I read here turned me off. Well, I received this exact stand today, set it up in about 3 minutes and it's fantastic. I'm a musical theater percussionist and it fits my needs perfectly. Lightweight, solid, easy to set up and tear down. Absolutely no issues. I wouldn't recommend it for the high school marching band as it's not built for that type of wear and tear but for $70 it's a no brainier for my 26" gong and my needs.
Badly engineered so that the pieces don't all fit squarely. Leans quite a bit to one side. Can not be straightened. My 24" is in danger of hitting the side. Have to prop up with a book.