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Old 06-29-2010, 08:39 PM
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Default Cymbal arms, installation

For ages I've wanted to install a cymbal arm onto the bass drum of my kit (a Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz), which is 4-piece and therefore has ideal space for a cymbal arm on the right. I basically wanted to make my kit a Motown kit, so I collected vintage cymbals and stands to make it look really 60s, so the bass-mounted stand would be the finishing touch. I was wondering is there is any other way to install one WITHOUT having to drill into my bass drum which I am at pains to do. Thanks, Jonny.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:53 PM
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I don't think you can do it without drilling.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:02 AM
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If your Club Jazz is like every other one I've seen, it has a tom mount for the bass drum. Clamp a cymbal arm to the tom arm. Done.

If you don't like that idea, you could try a hoop mount cymbal arm like Neil Peart used to use on his Ludwigs, Tamas and Slingerlands.
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I think this would work and save you from drilling the shells. Just attach the cymbal post to the knurled percussion rod.
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I have seen some setups that attach to the tuning bolts - like a suspension mount system. I have seen these in the form of a curved rail attached to the tuning bolts or lugs, as well as a four-point system. I can't remember much more, sorry. But I agree with you - why drill more holes in your precious shells when you can take advantage of the holes already there?
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:30 AM
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If your Club Jazz is like every other one I've seen, it has a tom mount for the bass drum. Clamp a cymbal arm to the tom arm. Done.
I'd do this.^^^


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If you don't like that idea, you could try a hoop mount cymbal arm like Neil Peart used to use on his Ludwigs, Tamas and Slingerlands.
What cymbal was it, al? A splash? I'd be reluctant to mount a ride or larger crash to the hoop, I think.
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