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what should I use to mount rack toms higher?

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  • what should I use to mount rack toms higher?

    So I've pieced together what I think is a very good start to building a kit. But I had to rig something for the high tom on the left. It's a Tama post which is smaller than the Roland. I still have one more to hang but I ran out of parts. Aside from freestanding stands what are some of my options for hanging the toms high.

    Also,

    I have the TD12. But I'm out of inputs and still want to add. I know I need another module. Would I be okay with a TD3 if all I wanted was cymbals and various percussion sounds? Maybe Roland, since drummers can be cymbal crazy, should make a cymbal module that plugs into the main brain.
    Thanks for the input. Here is a pic of what I have right now.


    mev2-2 by DaJa Photographs, on Flickr

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    First, this is a really sharp kit. I like the MDS-10 rack for it's spaciousness. Cool matching blue wraps as well. You might consider using only the top portion of a free standing double tom mount if you can find one. Another solution would be a double tom mount arm (like Tama or Gretsch) that fits into a kick drum. Provided it has a 7/8" post, either should fit nicely into a 7/8" Roland clamp mounted to your rack.
    Roland TD12 module / DIY Kit in progress, Gretsch Blackhawk A (soon to be E) kit.

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    • #3
      I use a combination of these:



      plus these:



      Throw on some of these:



      and you get this:


      See right side of image.
      I think my work is done here.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the input. I ordered a DW double tom mount that clamps on another stand, last night. I think it will work (fingers crossed!) Thanks again.

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        • #5
          Doesnt DW use 12.7mm arms? Roland uses 10.5mm arms to mount their pads.
          I think my work is done here.

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          • #6
            Not sure... that's why I was asking. When you say "arms" are you referring to the pipe size? Or the part that goes into the tom's mounting hole? Thanks

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            • #7
              Here is the part I ordered. Thanks
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              • #8
                Yeah, those metal arms that go through the mount on the tom. DW typically uses 12.7mm mounting arms. Roland designs their tom mounts for 10.5mm mounting arms. I could try checking out if a PD-85 will fit on a 12.7mm arm I have at my place tonight, but I don't think it will.
                I think my work is done here.

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                • #9
                  That would be great. thank you! I know the Tama is smaller than the Roland. So I was thinking the DW would fit just right. Again, fingers crossed.

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                  • #10
                    You want 10.5 MM. Most DW uses 12.7MM, PDP 10.5MM ..... If your Tom mounts don't work there are replacement Ball L's:
                    http://store.dwdrums.com/p/dwsm99m-1...ory-arms?pp=10
                    I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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                    • #11
                      Well, an interesting find... I got the tom mount and found that it fits the PD105 perfectly. But the PD85 is no bueno! I'll have to order the replacement ball (thanks for the link).

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                      • #12
                        Ordered! Thanks again
                        Last edited by John37; 01-23-14, 10:30 PM.

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                        • #13
                          I got DW stands for having a rack-less version of my TD30. You'll need to replace the standard ball/socket l-arms. PDP (DW) do 10.5mm l-arms as do gibraltar. I ended up getting gibraltar ones because i didn't want to wait 2-3 months to get the PDP/DW ones shipped.


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                          • #14
                            Perhaps I just got lucky. I ordered from the link provided above. It shipped this afternoon.

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