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Old 07-25-2007, 11:55 PM
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Default Reason for tom on snare stand...

Just wondering really, whats the use for putting a rack tom on a snare stand, I run a 4 piece and was thinking about getting another snare stand for it, but then again why? Why do people do this, is it for more space, does it give the drum a better sound? Why? x
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: Reason for tom on snare stand...

If you only have one tom, it works better and is more adjustable, in my opinion anyways
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:07 AM
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I do it on my kit for a few reasons, the main one being that it gives the kit a more "old school" look. But, by getting the tom off the bass drum it also allows the bass to resonate a bit more, and it does make positioning alittle bit easier as I like to angle my bass drum. I also like the fact that I don't have to deal with hanging a tom off a stand, or having to use a RIMS mount.

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:13 AM
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Default Re: Reason for tom on snare stand...

I don't use a snare stand but I use an arm clamp to hold my tom, it allows me to drop my tom lower then using the bass mounts. Also people have virgin bass drums
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:22 AM
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24" kicks....and players that like the toms as low as possible when using big kicks
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:48 AM
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Default Re: Reason for tom on snare stand...

Back in the old days, the rail consolette or "hot dog mount" was the common hardware used to mount a rack tom to a kick drum. Fine for mounting 12 or 13 inch rack toms but a little flimsy if you try to hang a 14 or 15 incher. Enter, the snare stand. Also, positioning, as others have pointed out. The rail consolette limits the rack toms position. Some drummers just removed the rail and drilled new holes in their kicks to re-position the mount. Another common modification amoung Ludwig drummers was to mount a Rogers Swivomatic or Memriloc tom mount in place of the stock Ludwig consolette. The old snare stands were much less bulky than most modern snare stands (flat bottom, no drop basket) so getting the tom tight against the kick was pretty easy. Basically, it all boils down to "if the drum isn't where you want it, how do you get it to where you do"?
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:14 AM
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Back in the old days, the rail consolette or "hot dog mount" was the common hardware used to mount a rack tom to a kick drum. Fine for mounting 12 or 13 inch rack toms but a little flimsy if you try to hang a 14 or 15 incher. Enter, the snare stand. Also, positioning, as others have pointed out. The rail consolette limits the rack toms position. Some drummers just removed the rail and drilled new holes in their kicks to re-position the mount. Another common modification amoung Ludwig drummers was to mount a Rogers Swivomatic or Memriloc tom mount in place of the stock Ludwig consolette. The old snare stands were much less bulky than most modern snare stands (flat bottom, no drop basket) so getting the tom tight against the kick was pretty easy. Basically, it all boils down to "if the drum isn't where you want it, how do you get it to where you do"?
I use a Gibraltar Flat Base stand and it solves the bulky problem of getting the stand close enough to the bass.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:16 AM
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I use a Gibraltar Flat Base stand and it solves the bulky problem of getting the stand close enough to the bass.
Thats some wonderful logic there.

I might do that for my four piece.....

I need a new stand for my snare, then I can use the old one on my tom.....
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:33 PM
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I do it becasue I think it looks alot sexier than being on a tom mount off of the cymbal stand...
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: Reason for tom on snare stand...

Thanks for all the response, im gonna go out and get another snare stand now, because of all those reasons, and yeah it just looks sexy x
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:32 AM
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I use a Gibraltar Flat Base stand and it solves the bulky problem of getting the stand close enough to the bass.
Indeed, DW and Gibraltar both have flat based stands for that retro. look.
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and yeah it just looks sexy
if for no other reason, that'll work.
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