Agreed. But you don't need a rack to conserve space. In fact, I think racks place a lot of clunky hardware up high and right at the height to make the hardware more prominent than the shells.Before I buy the wrong stuff I was just wondering what everyone thinks makes a kit look cluttered? Too many cymbal stands instead of a rack? Cymbals that don't match? Too many small cymbals? Pedals that don't match?
Actually, I personally think a rack looks like more of a cluttered eyesore than cymbal stands. In fact, I think too many angled or horizontal hardware pieces (racks, boom arms, etc...) have a "cluttering" effect, visually. I guess that could also include the cymbal stand legs. Also, stands in front of the bass drum. Seriously, if you have run out of room on either side of the bass drum for stands, and you need to place one in front of your bass drum, you have too many stands...Too many cymbal stands instead of a rack?
Dude, moongels are like exclamation points. It's one or none. Do yourself a favor...I think mine is pretty organized. I just got that ZHT China Splash this weekend, sheet bronze or not, it sounds amazing. IMO.