New Yamaha HexRack!

aparker2005

Senior Member
Well, my wife is awesome. I wanted one of these for quite some time. She decided to let me use my overtime pay and get it. Turns out I had a LOT of overtime in the past month plus I sold my old ICON rack and so I had enough to go on and get it a lot sooner than I planned.

Wow, this thing was almost a pain to set up. SO many things to lock and tighten. In the end though I couldn't have made a better decision. This rack is so amazing. It not only looks good, but is so much more customizable and lighter. This will make for much easier gig trips. Anyway, here's the pics!
 

Attachments

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
I'm noticing a slightly different profile on the "tubes" compared to the old Hexrack. Nice setup man!
 

scorch whammin

Gold Member
Very nice setup!.....I own two of the original hex racks, and I definitely am a fan of the hex rack..very well designed and quality that is second to none....congrats on the purchase!
 

Xero Talent

Silver Member
You should post this on Twitter and tag Yamaha. They're running a Hex Rack contest right now, winner gets featured in Modern Drummer Magazine.
 
M

moretulife

Guest
Just saw this on the Pearl forum. Nice setup, but you can see the drums better from behind than you can from in front. I see too many rack setups covering up the beautiful shells on all these websites. The rack is there for a support system, and is not meant to be the focus of attention.
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
You should post this on Twitter and tag Yamaha. They're running a Hex Rack contest right now, winner gets featured in Modern Drummer Magazine.
Do you think that includes shots of the first series Hexrack too?
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
Just saw this on the Pearl forum. Nice setup, but you can see the drums better from behind than you can from in front. I see too many rack setups covering up the beautiful shells on all these websites. The rack is there for a support system, and is not meant to be the focus of attention.
I think given how many kits you have, you can't see the wood for the trees.

Is there a rule that says that the drums have to take centre-stage? No. Is this setup functional and honed to the individual player? Yes. The latter is far, far more important than the aesthetics.
 
M

moretulife

Guest
I think given how many kits you have, you can't see the wood for the trees.

Is there a rule that says that the drums have to take centre-stage? No. Is this setup functional and honed to the individual player? Yes. The latter is far, far more important than the aesthetics.
Well you can't really speak from experience, but I figure you can have both! My kits are both functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Guess I am just good at it! :)
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
I can go over it again if you like! :)
Please don't.

I do get the point that the kit should feature first, with the hardware in the background as a functional element, but that's just my opinion. Others think differently. Some like all elements of their setup to offer an overall aesthetic vibe. There's certainly a recent trend of rack systems becoming a stage statement in their own right. I'm not saying it's necessarily to my liking, but I do accept it as yet another area where personal preference features strongly, & has a place.

I use a rack on my gigging kit instead of stands, purely for convenience & footprint reduction. In 99% of cases, the audience couldn't care less whether they can see my shells or not. I'm there to do a job, & so is the rack. With my Yamaha rack system however, things are a bit different. It's main purpose in life is to display our custom drum options, & in that regard, it does a pretty good job.
 
M

moretulife

Guest
Please don't.

I do get the point that the kit should feature first, with the hardware in the background as a functional element, but that's just my opinion. Others think differently. Some like all elements of their setup to offer an overall aesthetic vibe. There's certainly a recent trend of rack systems becoming a stage statement in their own right. I'm not saying it's necessarily to my liking, but I do accept it as yet another area where personal preference features strongly, & has a place.

I use a rack on my gigging kit instead of stands, purely for convenience & footprint reduction. In 99% of cases, the audience couldn't care less whether they can see my shells or not. I'm there to do a job, & so is the rack. With my Yamaha rack system however, things are a bit different. It's main purpose in life is to display our custom drum options, & in that regard, it does a pretty good job.
You and Duncan are right in the fact that it is personal preference. If people like to look at the stands more than the drums, that is their choice. I will put my soap box away now! :)
 
Top