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MDS-6 (td8 drum rack) manual neone??

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  • MDS-6 (td8 drum rack) manual neone??

    Hi there,

    eek! sorry about the last post, I hit enter on the wrong part of the screen and it sent my unfinished post!

    I've just bought a td8 drum rack for the electronic drum kit I'm building, but it came without a manual, and I'm stuck trying to build it ... I spose the main question is really do I need to use an alan key or not? or is it supposed to be buildable just by screwing/unscrewing the various bits?

    Anyway, does anyone have advice/a manual/ a scan of the assembly pages?

    THanks,

    Carl

  • #2
    This is the same rack that comes with the V-Clubs. Mine came with it's own alan key and assembly is easy. It should look something like this when you're finished:
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rythmstik
      This is the same rack that comes with the V-Clubs
      Quite similar, anyway. Mine came with two horizontal bars in the front which, I believe, are a little longer than those on the club rack.


      However!! The rack that comes with the current TD8 kits is quite a bit different.
      My website...
      VCustom kit,
      TD8 + Aphex Impulse,
      HDI Cymbals.
      A great site: eDrumming.com

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      • #4
        Ranman -

        I've got that same rack - the older one. I love it and because of the extra pieces it has allowed me to do a few different configurations. I mounted the cymbal boom stands to the lower support bar, instead of on the same one that holds the pads. This has stopped almost all crosstalk between the toms and cymbals.

        I'll try to post a picture later. I got a new camera and have not played with it much.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ian.thomas
          I mounted the cymbal boom stands to the lower support bar, instead of on the same one that holds the pads
          Yeah, I did that too. Glad to know I wasn' completely insane for doing that.

          I do think the older rack is far more versitile than is the new one.

          Note that the differences between the V-Custom and V-Stage kits are: the rack and the cymbals. Since the (new) V-Stage kit has much better cymbal pads than the (old) V-Custom, but the kit price is the same, what does that say about the new rack?
          My website...
          VCustom kit,
          TD8 + Aphex Impulse,
          HDI Cymbals.
          A great site: eDrumming.com

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          • #6
            Hi guys,

            thanks for all the help.

            I gotta blush though, and that is because I got the name of my kit wrong!

            Its actually a roland mds7u although it doesn't appear to be the same as the attached pic: no lower bar (the bar there is is curved), one less extension arm, and neither of the two arms on the top bar (if that makes any sense!).

            Progress has been made however, but still having an 'interesting' time getting everything to fit. I have a nasty feeling I'm going to have to buy a couple of boom arms for my cymbals, but we'll see about that very shortly!

            Thanks again,

            Carl

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            • #7
              Ranman 2nd pic,

              Over this side of the pond you don't get the silver rack.

              You get the one on your first pic the black one with the 2 horz bars.

              http://www.roland.co.uk/gr10/prodcat....asp?ID=MDS-8C

              Oh and all the drums are made from clear glass.
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              Jackeen

              Roland TD12 V- kit,VH12 hi hat, Hart Prosnare, Hart Ecymbals II 14' Crash & China, 9' splash, DB Tech' S400, Axis double pedals, sonor twin effect and no feckin talent

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