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  • What's the size of an MDS-9 rack

    Could someone tell me the size of a Roland MDS-9 rack? I am quite limited on space ( my MDS-4 fits quite well ). However, with GAS I have replaced one of my PDX-6 and both PDX-8 pads on my TD-11KV system with PDX-100’s. I have it fitting but not comfortably.

    I’m thinking of getting an MDS-9 but with my space constraints I’m not sure it will work. I realize size is a relative as it depends on what pads are being used and how wide the legs are spread out. By reducing the space as much as possible, what is the approximate minimum size a MDS-9 rack requires?

    Thanks,
    SKK

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    http://www.roland.com/products/en/MDS-9/

    then click on specs
    TD-30 , DW3000 Double pedal, 3XCY-12, 2XCY14, Cy15R. 3XPD105, 3XPD125, VH12 hats, Yorkville powered 1000W P.A

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    • #3

      Thanks Spike.

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      • #4
        Or you can get just some pieces of rack and expand your current one. Think a 2- tees, 1 vertical pipe, 1- horizontal pipe. I bought a mds4 rack used and expanded my mds9 rack with all the pieces. Worked out quite nicely.
        "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

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        • #5
          I like that idea Intruder. The problem is the two vertical posts on my MDS-4 are welded together with a square bracket so I can’t use the vertical posts unless I cut the square bracket. Now I assume I could buy two new vertical posts (legs), a 1” round horizontal bar, and two tees. I then hope I could mount my two toms to that horizontal bar. I don’t know what the cost for these would be. I can purchase a used MDS-9 for $110. I assume that’s more than just purchasing the parts but may buy me some other options – like totally moving to the MDS-9. It’s just that I’m so tight on space. Do you have a suggestion on where to look for these parts - I'll start with eBay.

          Thanks again.....


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          • #6
            Try here I have ordered some stuff from him very reasonable.

            http://stores.ebay.com/DrumzRUs-Store
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            "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

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            • #7
              Wow, really a mds4 welded? I have not seen that. For $110 a mds9 rack? Does it come with all the clamps and cymbal mounts also?
              I would jump all over that. I think I paid $189 for mine incl. shipping with all clamps and mounts.
              "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

              Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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              • #8
                All the rack and clamps but no cymbal mounts. I bought it but am having buyer's remorse. I think I should have order just the parts.

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                • #9
                  It should work fine for you. I would use the 9 and add what you need from the 4 to expand the size if needed.
                  Did the rack include pad mounts at least?
                  "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

                  Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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                  • #10
                    Nope, just the frame. I have quite a few mounts so that shouldn't be a problem; it shipped for free. But, like I said, I think I should have just gone with the parts. Oh well, I've spent $100 on sillier things.

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                    • #11
                      WOW Intruder you called this one - I was $%&#$. From what I'm now seeing, for $110, it really should have included cymbal mounts etc. as apparently they are a bit different on the MDS-9 than mine from my MDS-4. Again, my fault -- others, you may want to take heed...

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                      • #12
                        But the mounts you have still fit right?
                        ​I use some simmons and alesis pad mounts on mine. My cymbal mounts are all Roland however.
                        "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

                        Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, my mounts fit fine. It's the cymbal mount that goes directly into the front leg that I'm missing. I believe the one that comes with the MDS-9 has one more adjustment than the ones with the MDS-4. By combining parts of both stands, I have it working pretty well - good enough for now. Just thought I would let others know my experience.

                          Thanks again,
                          SKK

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                          • #14
                            Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. I used this to solve the issue cheaper than Roland and looks good too.

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                            "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

                            Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Intruder - I think I have mine working - at least for now but again, thanks....

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