I've never had a multi-clamp. So I wanted to ask what the likelihood is of Multi-clamps scratching or damaging the stand its clamped to?
Depends on the quality of your stands and how tight you'll set the multi-clamp to the stand.I've never had a multi-clamp. So I wanted to ask what the likelihood is of Multi-clamps scratching or damaging the stand its clamped to?
This.I've also seen some clamps scratch the tubes surface, usually from under tightening.
I've always wondered how such seemingly impossible setups make their way to drum company catalogs. I mean, they should know better, right?Simply put, it's how far the clamped object is from where it's clamped on the stand. I hope this helps. I've had several steel Gibraltar cymbal arms and rack tubes become slowly crushed because of heavy 12" and 14" mounted toms... almost hard to believe ._.
Lulz that just reminded me of my second show, or first show with a legitimate band, when I had my 14" tom mounted differently. I couldn't get the clamp to go tight enough to hold it in place for more than a few songs, so it just keep slowly rotating down, down, all the way down throughout the course of a song while my bands were obviously tied up, making my drumset look absolutely absolutely retarded. Good timeswere always falling apart, including DURING shows.
Forget velcro, as that will allow the clamp to shift. Much better to use a thin rubber sheet.Thanks for the replies. Will remember not to overtighten, and will try the velcro tip.
Forget velcro, as that will allow the clamp to shift. Much better to use a thin rubber sheet.
Also, if you don't insulate, you WILL eventually mar the stand. It only takes one thoughtless moment and the stand it's clamped to will never be the same. ;-)
Agreed. Works great. I also use a thin plastic piece (2" x 3") from something like a milk carton or plastic container.If I was going to use anything, this would be it.
However, I've never had a problem with my clamps causing any damage to the stands. Everything wears with time, but I've never noticed my clamps speeding up the process.