Stand for Drum Pad

MaryO

Platinum Member
My practice pad was too small to be effectively held by the snare stand so I put it on top of the snare and always keep it there. (I'm just practicing, not gigging.) I've dampened the snare (from the lower side, with duct tape) to produce acceptable level when using the pad, and the ringing is enough to make the pad sound much more realistic and practice more fun. I have a very shallow snare - it's rather a modified tom - and preferring a somewhat higher 'snare' position, I have to adjust the snare stand to about its maximum height.
I put mine on my snare as well. That way I'm still sitting behind the kit while using it and it seems much more realistic for me.
 

kettles

Gold Member
Cool, glad to hear it's working for you. I have to say, discovering this was one of my proudest moments.
 

JimS

Junior Member
I use a cheap camera tripod like the ones below. You can pick them up really cheap, the height range is larger than a snare stand, and they weigh less too. You don't have the problem of the 3 arms of the snare basket getting in the way, and you can leave the snap-plate of the tripod screwed onto the pad, as it just clips on and off the tripod. Just make sure you get one with a low minimum height


http://www.amazon.com/Sony-VCT-R100-Lightweight-Compact-Tripod/dp/B000EFIJTA/ref=sr_1_32?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1321214726&sr=1-32


http://www.amazon.com/SUNPAK-620-020-Sunpak-Tripod/dp/B00009UT28/ref=sr_1_8?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1321214673&sr=1-8


http://www.amazon.com/53-Inch-Camera-Tripod-Bubble-Silver/dp/B000F8FNSG/ref=sr_1_21?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1321214673&sr=1-21

If the thread on your pad is different, just get a thread adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Tripod-Thread-Adapter-Pack/dp/B002MXO47I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1321214833&sr=8-3
I took the mounting pad off my old tripod, took out the bolt that was installed.. which fit a camera thread, drilled out the hole big enough for the bolt I found in the garage that screws into the practice pad and VIOLA! .... I have a great lil practice pad stand that is adjustable to ANY height.

Thanks for the suggestion!!!
 

kettles

Gold Member
I use a cheap camera tripod like the ones below. You can pick them up really cheap, the height range is larger than a snare stand, and they weigh less too. You don't have the problem of the 3 arms of the snare basket getting in the way, and you can leave the snap-plate of the tripod screwed onto the pad, as it just clips on and off the tripod. Just make sure you get one with a low minimum height


http://www.amazon.com/Sony-VCT-R100-Lightweight-Compact-Tripod/dp/B000EFIJTA/ref=sr_1_32?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1321214726&sr=1-32


http://www.amazon.com/SUNPAK-620-020-Sunpak-Tripod/dp/B00009UT28/ref=sr_1_8?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1321214673&sr=1-8


http://www.amazon.com/53-Inch-Camera-Tripod-Bubble-Silver/dp/B000F8FNSG/ref=sr_1_21?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1321214673&sr=1-21

If the thread on your pad is different, just get a thread adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Tripod-Thread-Adapter-Pack/dp/B002MXO47I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1321214833&sr=8-3
 

Arky

Platinum Member
My practice pad was too small to be effectively held by the snare stand so I put it on top of the snare and always keep it there. (I'm just practicing, not gigging.) I've dampened the snare (from the lower side, with duct tape) to produce acceptable level when using the pad, and the ringing is enough to make the pad sound much more realistic and practice more fun. I have a very shallow snare - it's rather a modified tom - and preferring a somewhat higher 'snare' position, I have to adjust the snare stand to about its maximum height.
 

denisri

Silver Member
Use another drum seat! They are very adjustable and the seat also helps to isolate vibration to the floor. Denis
 

Duracell

Senior Member
My pad has a groove that runs through the middle. A snare stand can easily clamp into this groove. You can also try to mount the pad just is, most snares accommodate toms as well. I'm sure you can make it work for your pad.
 

drumdevil9

Platinum Member
Use your snare's stand?
Well he did say he bought a little drum pad. Probably wouldn't fit in a snare basket.

Might I suggest using a multiclamp to clamp the top section of your stand to the base. You could probably get it much lower that way. Or see if the top section fits into the base of your snare stand. That might be low enough.
 

johnbarnesiii

Senior Member
I bought a little drum pad and a used cymbal stand to mount it on. Problem is... at its lowest height, the cymbal stand is still taller than where I usually have my snare. Suggestions to solve this???

Could I have the stand cut down to lower it further? Or is there a lower cymbal stand to get, or a different stand altogether? Thanks!
 
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