Re: Anyone used a Gibraltar Bass Drum Cymbal Mount?
I recently put one on my Gretsch kick. And currently I have a heavy 22" ride on it that I use for dual crash/ride purposes. I hit it HARD and it never budges, strong as an ox.
Now, it is very tall but I solved that in about 10 minutes by cutting it down. Its easy:
1) drive out roll pin holding the cymbal tilter to the tube and remove
2) Cut down tube to desired length - I'd recommend using a proper tube cutter that plumbers use, you can get them very cheap at big DIY/Hardware stores
3) Nudge the tilter back on with a soft hammer
4) Using an appropriate size HSS metal drill bit, redrill the hole for the roll pin and drive the pin back in
You should have a newly shortened tube and can switch the L-rod if you wanna go short or tall. I took about 6" off of my tube but you can take as little or as much as you want. The best thing is you get a 'short' version that's half the price of the DW short one!!