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Best mount for 14" FT

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  • Best mount for 14" FT

    Hello there!

    I answered to an add about a used PDP FS kit and the seller agreed to hold it for me until feb 18th, so if he doesn't go all mean on me I'll be getting a new kit in about 3 weeks.
    Anyways, it's in fusion sizes with a 14" floortom that I thought I'd mount on a cymbal stand, just for the look and to clear the floorspace a little bit. But I'm not really that experienced in different tom-mounts, I've always used the ones that have come with whatever kit I've played. Wich one would you pick?

    Pearl IS? http://www.thomann.de/se/pearl_is1216s_tomhalter.htm

    Pearl Optimount? http://www.thomann.de/se/pearl_opt13...unt_halter.htm

    Tama Star Cast-thingy? http://www.thomann.de/se/tama_14_star_cast_halter.htm

    Gibraltar USS? http://www.thomann.de/se/gibraltar_s...ion_system.htm

    Sonor? http://www.thomann.de/se/sonor_tar14_6_rims.htm

    The Optimounts look like they're the sturdiest since they look like they have a bigger grip on the drum, but I'm not sure if any of these are better, The Sonor one do look more like the mounts that are on the tom toms so that one would be better for the looks I guess. But look isn't everything though, I have don't have much experience with different Sonor hardware, bit I know that the quality of Pearl and especially Gibraltar is well appreciated around these forums.
    I'm sure most of you have experiences with at least some of these mounts, maybe not on a 14" floortom, but at least on something so please help me decide this little thing


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    I use the Pearl ISS mounts...a Pearl Tom arm...and a Gibraltar clamp to mount all of my toms even the 14 and 16" Toms. They work very well.
    8 piece DIY Acrylic, 2x2Box DrumIt5, Gen16 4xDCP, DIY Acrylic&Gen16 Conversions, Sleishman Twin-QuadSteele hybrid, Gibraltar&DrumFrame rack, DW9502LB, Midi Knights Pro Lighting