Experimenting with tom holders on my 60's Ludwig OBP set

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I have recently been experimenting with different tom holders on my 66 Ludwig OBP set and just picked up a Ludwig Rocker LR255STH single tom holder with the 9.5 mm L arm tom holder; fits great on my old dual tom mount and gives it a clean look and allows the tom to really move into different positions.
Looks good on the set and is very functional...
 

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If you'd like to get the tom further out from the center of the bass drum see if you can find a Ludwig extended ball arm (9.5mm). I have a couple that I use on sets that have a center post mount and it gets the tom where I want it despite the limitations of the center post.

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I must say I like the look of K.O.'s holder a lot more, not bulky looking, simple and streamlined
 

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If you'd like to get the tom further out from the center of the bass drum see if you can find a Ludwig extended ball arm (9.5mm). I have a couple that I use on sets that have a center post mount and it gets the tom where I want it despite the limitations of the center post.

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Thanks for the advice . I will keep in mind. That extended arm does appear to put the tom in a similar position as a rail mount would... great option~!
 
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I like these single arm mounts in the double tom holder. Very neat way of doing it. KO...I recall years ago you had a nice write up of the mod that you did on yours. I was thinking that the ball with the extended arm was a Gibraltar that fit into the existing Ludwig tom arm.

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I like these single arm mounts in the double tom holder. Very neat way of doing it. KO...I recall years ago you had a nice write up of the mod that you did on yours. I was thinking that the ball with the extended arm was a Gibraltar that fit into the existing Ludwig tom arm.

Mike
It's actually a Ludwig part but Ludwig and Gibraltar use the same ball size (as does Gretsch and DW).
 

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That's ingenious Kevin. I've found that most center-post single-tom mounts place the tom too close to the center of the bass drum for my liking. Having that extension puts it in a much more comfortable position, at least for me.
 

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That's ingenious Kevin. I've found that most center-post single-tom mounts place the tom too close to the center of the bass drum for my liking. Having that extension puts it in a much more comfortable position, at least for me.
Me too. I learned to play on sets with rail mounts. I want that tom about 6-7 inches off center. You can do that with this modern Ludwig arm or a vintage Slingerland Set-O-Matic which is another holder I like...for that same reason.

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It must be personal preference because I think it blends reasonably well (obviously not as nice as rail mount or a Swivomatic) and looks okay on the kit.
I sat behind the kit and find it reasonably fine to play but it is an adjustment from my rail mount, that is for sure.
I certainly appreciate all the comments and ideas though; great forum chat!
 

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