I didnt bother taking a picture because this is about as exciting as a new tire purchase. Oh its gear and it's new but man is it boring. I just bought a new tom stand for my drum kit. Normally when I get a new guitar or a new amp or new pedal or even a nice new cable or strap i cant wait to try it out. This 9700 series Gibraltar stand is sweet as far a tubular metal goes. How far does tubular metal really go though? Better still I'm not a gigging drummer. So this is getting set up once in my basement. So no glee from easier lighter set up or tare down. What's more I have a 3 week old baby in the house and I probably won t be playing drums for a year. Why did I buy this?