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Old 01-06-2012, 04:52 AM
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Default Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

Hey Guys, I am about to purchase a Pearl DR-503 3 sided rack.

Based on many review I have read, it is possibly one of the best racks on the market, and supposively will hold my 8 piece reference kit and 9 cymbals with ease, and then some.

But my real question, (maybe kind of stupid to some, as i don't play out that much, but will be soon) is if i will still need to bring a rug (still dont have a good one) to keep the rack from slipping.

Not sure if it has rubber feet on it, but even if it did, my floor toms would still be slipping and/or my hi hat pedal.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

A rug is still a good idea for the pieces you mentioned, and also your kick and pedal. It's also nice to spike (mark) the rug once you get your rack, hat, kick, fl tom, snare stand and throne positioned, for quick and consistent set-up each time.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:33 AM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

I figured as much, even on stages made out of wood, snare stands and such would move even with spiked feet.

Thanks so much for the reply.

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:54 AM
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Yeah rug or carpets would be great as they prevent one from slipping.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

And also if you have a hard surface it kills some of the reflections and makes the sound less "boomy"
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:46 AM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

Unless you secure the kick drum to the rack, it will still slip on a hard floor. Never go without a rug.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

I would personally get a setup so that the rack holds the snare, floor toms, hi hat, and the bass. I would also get casters so you can move it easier. If you do that, they you'll have minimum slipping, and it will be much easier to transport. Pretty much have everything attached to the rack system. It works for my Gibraltar rack, and I love it!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

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And also if you have a hard surface it kills some of the reflections and makes the sound less "boomy"
Did you mean the opposite? Having a rug under the kit obviously makes it sound less boomy.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:33 PM
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Did you mean the opposite? Having a rug under the kit obviously makes it sound less boomy.
"it" = "a rug" (not the hard surface). So Kalma's statement was correct.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: Drum Rugs and Drum Racks.

I always use a marked up drum mat with stands or a rack. Saves on set up time, ensures everything is in the same place all the time and, more importantly, once the mat is down my place on the stage becomes sacrosanct and no-one else can claim it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:37 PM
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"it" = "a rug" (not the hard surface). So Kalma's statement was correct.
Haha, yes I realize that now... Semantic difficulties. :|
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I always use a marked up drum mat with stands or a rack. Saves on set up time, ensures everything is in the same place all the time and, more importantly, once the mat is down my place on the stage becomes sacrosanct and no-one else can claim it.
Agreed, even when I used a rack in the past the well laid out rug is a major time saver and delightful way to mark your territory!

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