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  • Freeing the left hand side of the kit

    Just out of curiousity… where exactly do you put your module on your rack. Since most drumkits are right hand side oriëntated (well, for right handed players that is).

    I mean, my case e.g.:
    • right hand side has
      • ride
      • china
      • 2 floortoms
      • PD-7 for percussion between my right leg and 1st floortom
      • a crash that is on the front/right hand side.
    • left hand side:
      • hi-hat
      • splash
      • a crash that is on the fron/left hand side
      • a PD-7 squeezed between my module and hi-hat
      • module.
    Module is on the far left on the rack, with no more room between it and the PD-7. Idealy, another pad (2nd snare/floortom) should/could be placed on the left hand side, but currently no room because of the module.

    So, question... where do you guys put your module/how much is on your left hand side? Is the module on the far end of the rack, or on an extension bar on the rack?


    Stijn
    'lectric drumma
    Roland TD-20, Hart Dynamics 7.6, 2 x PD-7, extra PD-7 and Hart Snare laying around, Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature sticks, Axis A-longboards double pedal, Sony MDR-CD780 headphones and not enough inputs.

  • #2
    Here is the left side of my kit. Pretty simple.
    Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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    • #3
      Nice!
      'lectric drumma
      Roland TD-20, Hart Dynamics 7.6, 2 x PD-7, extra PD-7 and Hart Snare laying around, Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature sticks, Axis A-longboards double pedal, Sony MDR-CD780 headphones and not enough inputs.

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      • #4
        Like to save space by putting it between hi-hat and tom.
        E-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rz173edtgc...14709.jpg?raw=1
        A-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxkwbj1rv7...345-1.jpg?raw=1
        TD-30, KT10, PD-105/125, 13" DIY + BT-1, VH-11/CY14/15/5, PM-30, HD-280 Pro

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        • #5
          Depends on my kit config. Sometimes on the right above the "floor tom(s)" sometimes on the left above the hats, sometimes on the left below and left of the hats.
          *** Never buy a module without MIDI IN ***
          Yamaha & Roland modules. DTX,TM-2, EC-10m, SP-404. Multi12. TrapKat. ControlPad. Wavedrum. Handsonic. Dynacord RhythmStick. MPC. Paiste 2002/Signatures. Cajons. Djembes. Darbuka. Windsynth. MIDI Bass. Tenori-on. Zoom ARQ. Loads o' synth modules. & some ukes

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          • #6
            I use spd-sx in the setup of any kit and it usually goes left and above the hats so it can serve as anything from congas to 2nd snare, splashes etc... The main module rests beneath it. If I'd use a desicated pad instead of it, it would probably go in the same spot and since there's no need for a snare stand or space for the floor tom (acoustic), you can keep the module beneath, and mount this pad on anything high enough to hold it there.
            °•A kits: Mapex Saturn ltd. Mapex Meridian, Ludwig and Pearl snares, Paiste, Anatolian, DW5002TW•°
            °•Roland TD-12 brain, SPD-SX, Roland RT triggers•°
            °•Ship kits: TD-12KV, TD-30K, TD-50K•°

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            • #7
              My module is always on the left but that is only because when I bought a PD125 to use as my snare and I put it on a proper snare stand so the module is now mounted on the rack arm (swung round), that use to support the snare pad. Its position is sort of between the HiHat and the first mounted tom / crash cymbal, but a bit lower, (about 4" to 5" below the snare head) .

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              • #8
                My module is on the right. I checked with Roland before attempting (warranty) and they said absolutely, the rack is designed to be reassembled lefty. It was far more complicated making the MDS-50k rack a lefty than Sam Ash or even Roland implied. I could do it in my sleep now and it's truly ingenious how it ultimately works out. But imagine, as a righty, folding the sides of your rack in the opposite direction, the subtle curves of the pipe now being in the wrong direction, the fact that the wires are inside the rack and you can sort of imagine the difficulty. Complete disassembly. NEVER take the wires out of the pipes. Warranty voided and a world of pain. Have a helping hand to hold sections up for you as you work, I did it alone and I wouldn't again.

                So I have a lefty TD-50 outside of a righty Mimic if you will. Wiring is appropriate and there is so little space on the left with high hat and side snare and left PD-128 bc the right side remains an ideal spot for my modules. I augmented the rack a bit to accommodate a Mimic Pro module which easily shares rack wires from the TD-50 and I just added whatever TRS cables I needed short and long from drum-tec. I grabbed an extra rack leg, connector and module arm from my old TD rack to make this adjustment which also adds stability for the extra bit of space I open the rack to accommodate the 13" aDrum FT.

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                Last edited by Howstamychi; 04-14-19, 05:36 PM.

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                • #9
                  I've often wondered about this - interesting to hear what everyone does - maybe I have mine on the left because there is more space - also I sit mine on a stand on top of my personal sub unit - just the way it's evolved for me

                  TD-50 upgrade kit, Jobeky Prestige Custom shells, Paiste signature cymbals, DW Hardware, Allen & Heath mixer, pair Lewitt LCT 140 overhead mics, Fohhn Xperience III PA, Fohhn XT-33 active speaker drum monitor, Porter & Davies BC Gigster drum throne monitor

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by willsud View Post
                    I've often wondered about this - interesting to hear what everyone does - maybe I have mine on the left because there is more space - also I sit mine on a stand on top of my personal sub unit - just the way it's evolved for me

                    That's a nice looking kit! I wonder how you manage to use that spdsx? The hihat shaft is right in front of it...
                    °•A kits: Mapex Saturn ltd. Mapex Meridian, Ludwig and Pearl snares, Paiste, Anatolian, DW5002TW•°
                    °•Roland TD-12 brain, SPD-SX, Roland RT triggers•°
                    °•Ship kits: TD-12KV, TD-30K, TD-50K•°

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                    • #11
                      Thanks and well spotted - I was going to saw off the top of even the shorter DW hi-hat centre rod (I play open-hand with left on the hi-hat so it suits me low) and this picture is a few days before I had a chance to do it.

                      This snap from behind the kit a week later at a local Blues Festival (in a tiny 17th C pub) shows it better how the SPD-SX can now be reached fairly comfortably with the hi-hat clutch under the SPD-SX.

                      TD-50 upgrade kit, Jobeky Prestige Custom shells, Paiste signature cymbals, DW Hardware, Allen & Heath mixer, pair Lewitt LCT 140 overhead mics, Fohhn Xperience III PA, Fohhn XT-33 active speaker drum monitor, Porter & Davies BC Gigster drum throne monitor

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                      • #12
                        Some amazing kits in this thread.
                        Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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