Mounting options for toms with diamond plate slip-on clips ?

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One can even purchase a diamond base plate to fit Ludwig.

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Thanks for the heads up John. I'm on a pretty tight budget, but still good to know there's another option. Appreciated.
 

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I find spades are tom chokers. I generally replace the spade with an L arm in the consollette and add a rims mount to the tom. No holes, nothing irreversible & it opens up the tom and makes it way more adjustable and giggable.
 
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I follow you. Yes, if you left the 90 degree bend in the L arm then it should work fine. I'm not sure of the point to doing it that way but you would gain a bunch of height if that was needed, although it would limit how low you could go once your center post bottomed out in the bracket.

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As John pointed out the INDe tom mounts will grip a spade arm so there's probably your easiest way to get there.
How do you use your mufflers ? Just a little touch to the heads ?
 

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How do you use your mufflers ? Just a little touch to the heads ?
Personally I don't use the mufflers. If something needs toning down I'll figure out an external means to accomplish it. I'm terrible at tuning drums though so probably the wrong person to ask.
 

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latzanimal said:
Yamaha made ball mount with a clip in the 80's.... HALWAY

In theory, the Yamaha ball mount with clip sounds like a great option. However, the spade on the Yamaha is too thick to fit into the spade clip on a Ludwig drum. I know this from personal experience because I have the Yamaha clip mount and tried it on a Ludwig tom. Unfortunately they aren't compatible.
 

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In theory, the Yamaha ball mount with clip sounds like a great option. However, the spade on the Yamaha is too thick to fit into the spade clip on a Ludwig drum. I know this from personal experience because I have the Yamaha clip mount and tried it on a Ludwig tom. Unfortunately they aren't compatible.
Also I believe the Yamaha ball arms are a size unto themselves so they'll only work with Yamaha hardware. I think Tama also has their own size. Gibraltar, DW, Gretsch, Ludwig, (and others) use the same size balls and will interchange. I think all those various brands of hardware come out of the same Asian factory and share some DNA at a basic level.

It was fun looking through that Yamaha catalog. I fell in love with their hardware back in that era.
 

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The Yamaha ball arms have the same size ball as DW, Tama, Premier and Gibraltar. At least according to my measurements and experiences. I was curious so I measured all 5 brands and they are all approximately 40 mm in diameter and will fit into each others clamping mechanisms and tighten up. I can't speak to Gretsch or Ludwig ball mounts since I don't happen to own either of those brands. I do have some more generic ball mounts (Cosmic Percussion or Groove Percussion I think) that have a slightly larger ball that won't work with the Yamaha, DW, Tama, Premier and Gibraltar mounts. Hope that gives everyone some useful information.
 

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The Yamaha ball arms have the same size ball as DW, Tama, Premier and Gibraltar. At least according to my measurements and experiences. I was curious so I measured all 5 brands and they are all approximately 40 mm in diameter and will fit into each others clamping mechanisms and tighten up. I can't speak to Gretsch or Ludwig ball mounts since I don't happen to own either of those brands. I do have some more generic ball mounts (Cosmic Percussion or Groove Percussion I think) that have a slightly larger ball that won't work with the Yamaha, DW, Tama, Premier and Gibraltar mounts. Hope that gives everyone some useful information.
Gretsch and Ludwig interchange.
 


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