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Old 02-04-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default Mounting tom's to cymbal stands?

I'm looking to mount one or both of my 10" and 12" toms to cymbal stands,
would i just need a basic clamp like this:
http://www.drumshop.co.uk/product.php?id=1313

or would i need something more heavy duty to hold the tom securely?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:44 PM
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That would work. One side to the stand and one side to the tom arm.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:08 AM
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That should be enough. It's more an issue with the weight and balance of your stand more than anything else, really.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:12 AM
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As others have said that will surely do the trick!
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Mounting tom's to cymbal stands?

I have the Gibraltar ball-and-socket type clamps for both of my toms. I don't know how to put up a picture of them but they're very solid well-made clamps.

I tightened them right up on my cymbal stands and just leave them there.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:02 AM
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Just to add a different flavour for you.

I tried this with my two mounted toms and found the whole rig just bounced around a little too much for my liking. Even with the leg positioned directly under the toms to counter the excess weight. I'll fly a single tom straight off a cymbal stand when using only one, but if I'm using both I use the bottom section of a cymbal stand and place the tom mount directly in that and then clamp the boom arm for the cymbal off another stand.

Just another option should you encounter the same probs. I did.
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Just to add a different flavour for you.

I tried this with my two mounted toms and found the whole rig just bounced around a little too much for my liking. Even with the leg positioned directly under the toms to counter the excess weight. I'll fly a single tom straight off a cymbal stand when using only one, but if I'm using both I use the bottom section of a cymbal stand and place the tom mount directly in that and then clamp the boom arm for the cymbal off another stand.

Just another option should you encounter the same probs. I did.
this is exactly what i do and i like it a lot better
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:24 AM
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Just to add a different flavour for you.

I tried this with my two mounted toms and found the whole rig just bounced around a little too much for my liking. Even with the leg positioned directly under the toms to counter the excess weight. I'll fly a single tom straight off a cymbal stand when using only one, but if I'm using both I use the bottom section of a cymbal stand and place the tom mount directly in that and then clamp the boom arm for the cymbal off another stand.

Just another option should you encounter the same probs. I did.


This is what i wanted to do at first, but I've been struggling to find a stand which is suitable for my tom holder (i play a sonor 3007 kit) -all the cymbal stands I've tried seem to be the wrong size to just put the tom holder into
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:36 AM
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This is what i wanted to do at first, but I've been struggling to find a stand which is suitable for my tom holder (i play a sonor 3007 kit) -all the cymbal stands I've tried seem to be the wrong size to just put the tom holder into
Are you taking both extendable sections out of the base? I'm not too familar with Sonor though, so it's possible their hardware is thicker than standard sizes.

If you're stuck with clamping the two toms on one stand, just be sure to have the leg right under the toms to counter the weight.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:13 AM
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If those toms are going to be side by side, I'd highly recommend mounting both of the onto one single stand with this:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...orm?sku=446190

point one of the tripod legs toward you. The toms should be mounted on each side of that leg to ensure balance so it won't tip over.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Mounting tom's to cymbal stands?

most of the clamps would work , but the pearl ax-38 is the best looking IMO .
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