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Old 06-29-2010, 11:38 PM
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Default ordered new drum rack!

Well, I went and did it.

I ordered a Gibraltar GCS-450C four-post chrome rack.

http://www.gibraltarhardware.com/?fa...&sid=85&cid=31

I have been using stands for my entire 28-year playing career. Never had a problem but now want some options!

Does anybody have this model? What do you think of it? Any tips, suggestions, etc.?
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: ordered new drum rack!

If you haven't ordered them yet get the memory locks.
Congrats on the rack!
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:39 AM
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If you haven't ordered them yet get the memory locks.
Congrats on the rack!
When I was ordering the rack, I almost ordered four. The salesman reminded me that they come with each multiclamp on the rack (which I think they should!). I was worried about slippage with the round rack but something occurred in the store that changed my mind.

I mentioned my misgivings to the salesman and he motioned me to a standard Gibraltar setup. He pointed to a multiclamp with nothing on it and mentioned to check the tension. I grabbed the clamp and really gave it a good yank.... nothing...so I REALLY yammed on the thing......nothing. Finally, I took the palm heel of my hand and used it like a hammer pounding on it five or six times....again...NOTHING! Throughout all of this, the memory lock stood off to the left just minding its own business! It wasn't even in place.

So, next, I grabbed and yanked on a boom arm. No slippage and again, no memory lock.

Needless to say, I was impressed with how stable the clamps are. I think they will stand up nicely. The true test will be when I have it all set up and I sit down and give it a whirl.

The rack will be here on Friday. Can't wait!
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: ordered new drum rack!

Congrats!

+1 on the memory locks..

Here's a review by a very experienced drum tech over on the Pearl forum HERE

The best advice, besides the mem locks, is mount everything as close to the bar as possible. The farther away it is, the more torque it will have and more chance for slipping..

Enjoy and post pics...
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