I have some vintage RB and SSB kits and have yet to use the cymbal L-arm for a ride mounted on the bass drum. How do these things work in general? How sturdy are the old vintage ones? I don't have any vintage ones, but I am thinking about ordering the newer reissue vintage ones? Are they useful in general or just more of a gimmick? I am trying to downsize my footprint on a few kits and hope to get rid of the right side ride stand.....thanks!