It is true that a heavyweight double-braced snare stand could sap all the resonance, but a lightweight snare stand (like the DW Ultralight, vintage Ludwig stand that comes with an Acrolite, or Tama Classic stands) work very well for holding the rack tom. They don't dampen the resonance at all!My opinion: Modern toms with integral suspension mounts work well with either bass-drum-mounted arms or actual tom stands designed specifically for tom mounting. The worst of all mounting options is mounting toms in a snare stand, which dramatically reduces (or eliminates) the drum(s) resonance. Several companies have developed suspension tips for use on a snare stand's arms. I've heard that these devices stop the problems encountered when using snare stands as tom stands. I have no personal experience with these.
Well, I'm simply relating my own experience. I've been working on what kind of layout I want to have with my new 7-piece Slingerland kit. But, I haven't decided on what kind of bd-mounted tom holder I want to use, so tom stands were my only option. As an experiment, I attached my 10/12 toms to the tom stand, and mounted the 13" on a mid-weight snare stand.It is true that a heavyweight double-braced snare stand could sap all the resonance, but a lightweight snare stand (like the DW Ultralight, vintage Ludwig stand that comes with an Acrolite, or Tama Classic stands) work very well for holding the rack tom. They don't dampen the resonance at all!
I hear that! I haven't moved to the lightweight stands yet but I've heard of other guys replacing one section of pipe in their lightweight aluminum stand for a same diameter section of a steel stand. Then they clamp the accessory clamp to the steel section. I do this with my regular steel stands, too. I only have one section of one stand that has ever had a multi clamp attached to it, therefore, it is the only section of any of my stands that is janked up from a clamp. I always clamp it to the very top of that section so that part takes all of the abuse and it's never seen.My lightweight hardware makes using a clamp mount on cymbal stands iffy.
Very true! Here are both tom arms side by side. The one on the left will go right into the BD receiver for a nice, clean setup. The one on the right is the standard Yamaha YESS arm.Yamaha is a good system, and the sizing is such that if you don’t need to mount 2 toms, you can get a single tom mount with a longer tube and it will fit straight in the bass drum.
Nope, once I set up kick, snare and throne, sit down for 10 seconds and get those feeling okay, everything falls right into place after that. I gig with a pretty small setup though. 4 pc with 4 cymbals. I used to gig with a 6 pc this way when I was younger and it still worked well for me. When I would do short gigs (1hr) on shared gear/stage and would occasionally use my own kit I would get it set up on the side and when the time came I’d be ready for sound check before the guitarist.Do you have a drum riser with all stand positions marked?