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Old 07-09-2010, 06:00 AM
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Default Gretsch drum and Gibraltar tom holder

I purchased a Gibraltar rack recently for my Gretsch Catalina kit. I wanted to buy tom holders for my rack. I have the original Gretsch tom holder but it's really long for the rack.

Does anybody have a Gretsch Catalina kit using Gibraltar tom mounts? I want to make sure the mounts will fit my kit before buying them.

Here's a link to what I'm considering...any help is greatly appreciated!

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...Arm?sku=490628
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:10 AM
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Yep.

Cat series you say? You're after a 10.5mm mount mate. NOT the 12.7mm as is used on Grestch's other lines.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:13 AM
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Thanks! I thought it looked slightly bigger! I'll need Gretsch mounts then.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:19 AM
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Thanks! I thought it looked slightly bigger! I'll need Gretsch mounts then.
No you don't. The Gibraltar mounts will work mate. I use one myself. They come in two sizes a 10.5mm and a 12.7mm. On most of their drums Gretsch use a 12.7mm mount. However, on the Cat series they use a 10.5mm for some reason. I was just clarifying that you will indeed need the 10.5mm......not trying to suggest that Gibraltar won't work.

Hope that clears it up.

Here, check this thread out for more details: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...lina+tom+mount
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:22 AM
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Make sure you check the size. I have a Cat Birch (Old style) and it takes 12.7mm...The only Cat series that takes the 10.5 is the ash and cat maple I believe. But the gibraltar l-rod you pictured comes in both sizes and works great. The other option (for use with a rack) is to attach a "L-Rod" directly to the rack it self with either an adjustable multi clamp (as pictured below) or a normal multi clamp will work also. BTW just "L-rods" are cheaper than whole ball tom arms.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:26 AM
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Make sure you check the size. I have a Cat Birch (Old style) and it takes 12.7mm...The only Cat series that takes the 10.5 is the ash and cat maple I believe. But the gibraltar l-rod you pictured comes in both sizes and works great. The other option (for use with a rack) is to attach a "L-Rod" directly to the rack it self with either an adjustable multi clamp (as pictured below) or a normal multi clamp will work also. BTW just "L-rods" are cheaper than whole ball tom arms.
That's exactly what I want to do. I have the Cat Maple version so I'm sure they are 10.5. I think I want the ball tom arms for quick positioning. I know the rack is versatile though.

Your image captures what I want to do only I'm going with the normal multi-clamp route.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:31 AM
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sure thing! I use the ball l rod on my set...(dont use the rack any more...it flies off a stand) but works like a charm...if you can be sure to invest in some l-rod memory locks. They save a load of time setting up and keep everything in the same place.
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I have a Cat Birch (Old style) and it takes 12.7mm...The only Cat series that takes the 10.5 is the ash and cat maple I believe.
I didn't know that. Thanks for that info nic. Man, could Gretsch make negotiating your way round their wares anymore difficult? How about some standard hardware sizing for us poor consumers. I note the new series of Cat maples will now come with 12.7mm mounts.......they sure don't make it easy.
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