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Old 09-20-2010, 04:52 AM
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Default Optimounts upside down okay?

Just wondering if it is okay to mount toms with optimounts upside down? The placement for one of my toms is right beside my right leg and if I put it on a snare stand, it is way too high and gets in the way of my other toms.

I was thinking of mounting it off my rack on my lower bar and just mounting the tom upside down so there would be enough space. Didn't know if mounting an Optimount upside down would cause any issues though. I know ISS wouldn't work. Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: Optimounts upside down okay?

Hey Aparker,

I don't think that you will have any problems if you want to mount an Optimount upside down.
I'm fairly sure that I've seen someone on the PDF do it for one of their toms on their kit.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:08 AM
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Default Re: Optimounts upside down okay?

Great! I didn't think there would be a problem but wanted to get your guys opinion.

Also, I hope this isn't weird, but my toms will all be Pearl Session SBX. I wanted a 20x18 bass drum and they didn't offer it in the session line, so I ordered a 20x18 VBX kick last year. Same finish as the sessions, and you have to look hard to tell with the lugs.

Is it really weird having SBX toms and a VBX kick? The thing sounds amazing and it all matches, so I'm happy. You can't see the badge either with my toms over it, and no one ever asks. Just wondered if that's weird to anyone?
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:19 AM
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Default Re: Optimounts upside down okay?

Nah, it's not weird.

The main thing is that they sound amazing together.
Besides, they are the same finish. Like you said, you would have to look really closely to notice the difference.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Optimounts upside down okay?

Not weird at all if YOU like how they sound and play.

We all think the same way it seems with our gear, but in reality, no one but US would give it a second look or though!

Have fun with the kit, hope the mount works the way you want!
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Optimounts upside down okay?

Chad Smith once mounted his Pearl mounts upside down...seems like a good idea to me.
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