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Old 08-31-2017, 04:33 PM
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Default Could E-drum rack work for Acoustic drums?

Could E-drum rack work for Acoustic drums?

It's one of those old yamaha rack/medeli rack

Looking to mount two toms, a splash, and a crash cymbal, and maybe more :P

Its not this small.. but its this kind of rack. I have one lying around.
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: Could E-drum rack work for Acoustic drums?

Give it a shot and see what you can do.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: Could E-drum rack work for Acoustic drums?

The rack tubing itself is likely to work - metal tubing is metal tubing. The clamps on Yamaha e-kits, though, are usually ABS plastic. They may not securely hold your drums' weight - and not just the actual clamps holding your drums, but the corner clamps connecting rack pipes. You might be okay for light home use, but probably not for gigs.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:39 PM
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In my experience with a Roland TD8 rack....the tubes were aluminum and the clamps were ABS plastic. Neither of which I would be comfortable using with any of my acoustic gear, not even for rehearsal. The aluminum probably wouldn't be too bad, but if you were to use "proper" clamps i stead of the plastic ones I think it may distort them and allow slipping.... If you wanted to go forward I would pick up some Gibraltar or other reputable maker's clamps though and not use the plastic type. I have a mixture of Gibraltar, Tama, and PDP, clamps on my rack and have never had an issue with slippage....


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