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Old 12-20-2012, 05:53 PM
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I have a pearl dr-501c on the way. My question is about the hardware that goes from the clamp to the Tom mount. Salesman sold me two sound percussion L rods. My issue is that this doesn't seem to give me much room for play with positioning. That and I have a 24 inch kick and one of my toms is 11 inches deep. Im uncertain if the 36 inch height of the legs with the L rods will give me enough room to clear the kick drum? i've seen the pearl optimount system but then I'd also have to buy the pearl Tom holders? This can get expensive so I'm just looking for advice on what to do and what you all have done. I've never had a rack in all my years of playing so I appreciate the help.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 PM
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No one? Really? C'mon, 58 views? Someone?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:20 AM
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Default Re: Questions for those with racks...

I'm kind of confused on what you are talking about myself.

I have an Icon rack and have zero problems with positioning. My advice is to play around with it. You can always lower/raise the main rack bars to help with height. I always set my middle one right above my kick, the side bars even lower. If you have long tom arms then you will need to keep them to the sides of the kick. And remember, with a rack you can always mount the L rods upside down if you need to.

pics would definitely help with your situation. I'm just guessing here.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:28 AM
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Default Re: Questions for those with racks...

Bonzo the 36 inches is to the top of the rack. The tom mounts can be another 8 or 9 inches higher . I'll find a photo

Note the middle tom. the tom mount rises above the rack and the L rod above that. you should be fine with those pieces.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: Questions for those with racks...

Thanks for the replies!

Grunters, I just have the L rods right now. No tom arms so the toms will be directly on the L arm as well as the L arm to the rack. If the 36 inches is enough to fit my 24 inch kick with my 13x11 rack tom, i'll be good. If not I guess I"ll have to grab some gibraltar tom mounts with 10.5 L rods. I can always return the ones I have now. Looks like thats what you have?
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:48 AM
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Default Re: Questions for those with racks...

Its going to be a 'maybe' with just the L Rods.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:34 AM
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Using just an L-rod into the rack clamp is going to limit your adjustability a lot. Sure, you may get it to work, but then again, maybe not. With round tube racks, it's easier because you can rotate the clamp to get angle adjustment. With the Pearl, you're stuck with 90 degree angles, with the standard clamps. You could try the PCX-200 http://www.pearldrum.com/Products/Ha...cessories.aspx as it tilts, and might be perfect for you. Building a rack can be a lot of trial-and-error. I had a Pearl DR-100 .... and gigged with it for 8 years. Definitely got my moneys worth, out of it.
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