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Old 11-05-2009, 04:07 AM
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Hey Crew,

I have been experimenting around with where the best place to mount my cowbell from, and where, and decided that I'd just weld one up that attaches to my hi-hat stand.

It's big and gangly looking, but swivels 180%, and has about 10" up-and-down travel to adjust all over the place. Works great!

Please post pics of how you mount your cowbells, as I need input as to how I might need to further modify or adjust mine. I play cowbell usually on my left side.


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Old 11-05-2009, 05:13 AM
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I mount mine right on top of my bass drum.

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Old 11-05-2009, 07:28 AM
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Hey Crew,

I have been experimenting around with where the best place to mount my cowbell from, and where, and decided that I'd just weld one up that attaches to my hi-hat stand.

It's big and gangly looking, but swivels 180%, and has about 10" up-and-down travel to adjust all over the place. Works great!

Please post pics of how you mount your cowbells, as I need input as to how I might need to further modify or adjust mine. I play cowbell usually on my left side.


Cheers,
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:46 PM
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I mount the bell on my hat stand rod just above the Cymbals. Its pretty nice. The CowBell is now always in reach. Its kinda a cheap, ghetto-rig but, it works.

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:03 PM
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I use the gon bops/dw cowbell mount. I like it because you can adjust the angle and put the mount anywhere on the bass drum hoop. I have mine close to the left so I can bring my ride in closer. It is rock solid.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:34 PM
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i use a meinl mount perfect dont like bass hoop mounts.


there too the right exactly where chad smith put his :D i put it there and realised later so whenever i have it up it goes there i like it
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:11 PM
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I use the gon bops/dw cowbell mount. I like it because you can adjust the angle and put the mount anywhere on the bass drum hoop. I have mine close to the left so I can bring my ride in closer. It is rock solid.

Where did you buy this from mcbike , who's got them in stock ( just the mount, not the bell & mount)?


From DW: (Great they develop a good product, but you can't buy it anywhere. Looks like the cowbell/mount package is a good deal from MF)

Thanks for your inquiry,

Unfortunately I do not believe any dealers, local or online will carry this item. You will need to contact your local to special order it for you as we do not deal direct.

This link will help you locate the dealers in your area. http://www.dwdrums.com/info/locator.htm. Please contact your dealer for pricing and sales information.

Here is the part number and retail price for it.

DWSM2141 --- Claw hook clamp
Retail $32.99


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Drum Workshop Inc.

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:42 PM
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I cut the shaft off of an old cymbal stand top and I mounted it into my antique Rogers rack tom holder. I mount my cowbell like this. I can adjust the angle just like I adjust the angle of a cymbal on a stand.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:22 AM
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I made a custom mount and put off a cymbal stand to my left.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:07 AM
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Hey Crew,

WOW, what an extremely varied response on cowbell mounts--some left-handed, some right-handed, some middle-of set.
I guess it probably depends on what type of music you play, and how often you use the cowbell. Some good ideas posted for cowbell mounting, but I think I have to stick to keeping mine near the hi-hat, and especially having the wider/higher/lower adjustable mount with my newly "biggiefied" drum set.

Does anyone use more than one cowbells mounted in different areas of their set? (yeah, I ask too many questions, I know...)

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Old 11-07-2009, 11:22 AM
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I'm looking for one too.

Tama clamp

LP clamp

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Old 11-07-2009, 12:17 PM
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I'm looking for one too.

Tama clamp

LP clamp

The Tama bass mount will destroy a hoop. There's little space to put protective shims in to prevent this. A nice low profile though, can be cased/bagged if you remove the wing bolt.

Pearl's hoop mount CB holder is nice, but profile to big/high. The DW mount is the shizzle, it debuted at winter NAMM and still isn't available in stores, go figure. Musicians Friend has the DW mont w/cowbell for around $40
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:19 PM
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I just got this from Tycoon percussion.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:57 PM
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I have found that the center of my kit is the best place for my cowbell and jam block. I have had them in different places over the years.
I like to be able to get to them quickly for accents during play. Keeping them near to my cymbals and drums is also a plus. I can work the snare, toms, cymbals, cowbell, and jam block into interesting fill-ins. Personal preference!
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:58 PM
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The Tama bass mount will destroy a hoop. There's little space to put protective shims in to prevent this.
I agree; I've used a Tama mount for some time, and not only is it a hoop killer, the vibrations from the kick drum and playing the bell cause the wing nut to loosen. Before you know it, you're in the middle of a song and the bell is lopsided! I usually place the bell to my right on a sturdier mount, which is nice because it frees up my left hand when playing songo patterns (which is mostly what I use the darn thing for anyway!)
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:30 PM
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LP Rock Ridge Rider. Sometimes I turn it upside down, has a killer tone that way but I don't want to crack it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:10 PM
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I use the gon bops/dw cowbell mount. I like it because you can adjust the angle and put the mount anywhere on the bass drum hoop. I have mine close to the left so I can bring my ride in closer. It is rock solid.
I like this...
I'm tired of my cowbell moving all the time and destroying the hoop.

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Old 11-15-2009, 07:33 PM
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I was at Guitar Center the other day picking up a double bass pedal and they had a cowbell mounted to a single bass pedal. Kinda caught my interest since I just freed up my single pedal. Anyone here use that? Otherwise I'd probably just mount it off my High Hat stand.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 PM
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Where did you buy this from mcbike , who's got them in stock ( just the mount, not the bell & mount)?


From DW: (Great they develop a good product, but you can't buy it anywhere. Looks like the cowbell/mount package is a good deal from MF)

Thanks for your inquiry,

Unfortunately I do not believe any dealers, local or online will carry this item. You will need to contact your local to special order it for you as we do not deal direct.

This link will help you locate the dealers in your area. http://www.dwdrums.com/info/locator.htm. Please contact your dealer for pricing and sales information.

Here is the part number and retail price for it.

DWSM2141 --- Claw hook clamp
Retail $32.99


Best regards,


Mark Chavez
Customer Service Representative
Drum Workshop Inc.
I have 2 of these mounts (one on each kit). They do work great.

I had to use a Ludwig (non-diecast) square claw hook to work on my non-rounded hoop, but the curve on the Ludwig claw fits perfectly to the curve of the top section of the clamp.

I don't have to take it off the drum to get the drum in the case which is nice. The whole thing is real solid, and with the memory lock on it, it sets the same every time with a twist of the key--and my hoop isn't getting destroyed by putting on/taking off a mount.

Mine were both ordered (& they got a couple for having "in stock") at my regular drum shop.

The hi-hat mount (for double bass drums) is really nice too.

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Saw it online...
http://www.cymbalfusion.com/DW-2141-...amp-p4098.html

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:08 PM
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You can mount it on a cymbal stand/arm, or a L-arm tom holder.
At our orchestra we have an old single pedal, and we made a bracket to mount a cowbell on it, but what kind of beater should we use??

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Old 11-21-2009, 10:28 PM
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I have 2 of these mounts (one on each kit). They do work great.

I had to use a Ludwig (non-diecast) square claw hook to work on my non-rounded hoop, but the curve on the Ludwig claw fits perfectly to the curve of the top section of the clamp.

I don't have to take it off the drum to get the drum in the case which is nice. The whole thing is real solid, and with the memory lock on it, it sets the same every time with a twist of the key--and my hoop isn't getting destroyed by putting on/taking off a mount.

Could the DW be mounted on say the rim of a floor tom? Of course you'd need to use a straight rod, but could it 'claw-over' the top rim and catch the bottom of the rim, or is it too long?

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:37 PM
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I haven't tried that, but I will.

I'll see if I can do it tonight, but off-hand, I'd say a firm probably.

The rod itself is threaded all the way up (I think, pretty sure), so that would allow it to close in as tight as the space of the receiver nut and the end of the claw.

On a drum rim, you would need to use a stamped claw because the DW claw is cast and you wouldn't be able to bend it to go along the curve of whatever drum you'd want to put it on...if you wanted to get that picky about it (I would).

There are some smaller claws available from those parts .coms too. Those are mostly listed for wood hoops on toms.
They would probably work better than a regular BD claw. As long as the area the rod goes in/through is round, the cast "main clamp" will sit flush on top of it.

The only 'problem' I can see with this unit on a tom (more or less straight up and down) is, if you tilt the drum, the cowbell or whatever is mounted from it, will tilt too--but that may or may not matter to someone.

The clamp should fit a straight cowbell post, I think it closes enough for that.
I'll check that too.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:41 PM
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Tried the clamp on a floor tom. NO GO.

The unit will not close up enough because the receiver nut and the claw are each too long.

If there is a claw that can be cut down in the 'neck', it might work, but the receiver nut DW uses is pretty long, and it's the micro thread rod as well.

You'd need to get a shorter 'standard' nut, and a standard rod, but the claw may still a problem.

Gibraltar and LP both have a unit that mounts cowbells of a FT though. LP's is the CLAW (for percussion), and Gibraltar's is a version of it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:50 AM
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I use one of these guys... Sound Percussion SPH05

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sound-Pe...61-i1416027.gc

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