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Bass drum mounted Ride cymbal holder

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I am using two DW hoop holders (usually reserved for cowbells, hoop-mounted spurs) clamped onto my bass drum hoops that are holding a former boom. I have a DW dog bone with a cymbal holder attached to said former boom. Feels good and solid.

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GREAT idea.
Some company like Gibraltar is going to copy you, because not everybody wants to drill a bass drum
 

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There is nothing new under the sun with this set up, with the exception of the boom rod. I removed the tilter from the boom rod.
 

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I'll say there's nothing new under the sun — I used a hoop-mount clamp to hold a cymbal L-arm from all the way back in 1966. Here's a photo of me still using one (circled) in 1976.

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In fact, I'm still using a hoop clamp to hold an L-rod cymbal arm today (in the same location on my right bass drum):

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I'll say there's nothing new under the sun — I used a hoop-mount clamp to hold a cymbal L-arm from all the way back in 1966. Here's a photo of me still using one (circled) in 1976.

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In fact, I'm still using a hoop clamp to hold an L-rod cymbal arm today (in the same location on my right bass drum):

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Mine is a bit different, being a solid tube supported by two hoop mounts; otherwise completely agree. This set up is NOT moving!
 

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Mine is a bit different, being a solid tube supported by two hoop mounts; otherwise completely agree. This set up is NOT moving!
Aah, I failed to see the second clamp on the back hoop. Yep, I'd say anything attached there is staying put!
 

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Aah, I failed to see the second clamp on the back hoop. Yep, I'd say anything attached there is staying put!

Why I did it this way!

I wailed on this and every bit of energy stayed on the ride cymbal! One hoop mount is plenty for a splash, admittedly; nearly overkill for two clamps and a boom arm LOL
 

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I really like that set up. I’ve been using a Gibraltar hoop mount with standard l arms on sets that aren’t drilled for one.
As far as positioning it works fine with a 20 inch ride and can swing a 22” but that makes it sometimes too close for comfort.
All the old l arms had longer bottom pieces but modern chrome ones don’t seem to have the length option.
 

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My Pearl President kit has this built in. You can kind of see it in this pic:

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Being a lefty, I initially found it worthless. Then I did this:
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My Pearl President kit has this built in. You can kind of see it in this pic:

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Being a lefty, I initially found it worthless. Then I did this:
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I've probably said it before, but I love this kit. Love the wrap and love the lugs.
 

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Been there....done that... works great


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Been there....done that... works great


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Great stuff doesn’t happen in a vacuum!
 

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I think that this Rogers kit will not be used with my stealth rack system. Since it’s a vintage kit, it should look more vintage, and that means stands. Furthermore, the more I can fly from the bass drum, the better. Many studio kits have a 50# bag of sand inside them, so flying an 8# cymbal isn’t a big deal. I may add other items to my boom arm.
 

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The thread about threads about little gear details pointed me here. Lol

That DW hoop clamp mount design is one of the most practical and useful little dealios since the invention of the multi clamp IMO. I use bass drums from 20 to 26 and I want my ride cymbal right down and next to my single rack tom. Half of my BD’s are virgin so no multiclamping a boom off the down tube of the tom mount. Straight stand puts it too far to the right. Boom stand means bigger footprint (rarely an issue but CAN be) and an unnecessary complication.

Until the DW, we were stuck with the 40’s-era design hoop clamp which can swivel on the hoop, causing various issues, up to and including hoop damage.
 

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