It really is. How many thousands of drummers looked at those same components and never figured out that you could put them together that way?Good use of the ole brain there.
Well, thanks guys, I do what I can .It really is. How many thousands of drummers looked at those same components and never figured out that you could put them together that way?Good use of the ole brain there.
I'm not exaggerating when I use the term "genius". Remember Picasso's Bull's Head? Every year a million people look at it and they all say the same thing: "It's two bicycle parts. I could have done that." No. You couldn't. Nobody ever did. That's the point. It took a genius to see it.
That Atlas assembly is essentially the same thing as the DW dogbone that I used, so it will work just the same if you were using a 1/2" diameter crossbar. Depending on how you wanted to use it you might have to shorten that boom arm up a bit...which is easy enough to do.
yeah, I tried that with a Pearl Opti-mount (for a 16" tom), mounted on top of a 22" virgin kick. You then use a Pearl elbow (or whatever same sized dia. tube) to mount the tom. The problem I ran into was that the Opti-mount just barely fit onto the kick's tension rods - I didn't like the strain it was under.
Looking good!so, do I get a membership card for this club or what?
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just set this up tonight, can't hit it now but....
The DW mounts are really, really well made. I had a straight floor tom leg from an old mij 14x14 that worked perfectly as the cross bar & the knurled portion works out with where I have the Gibraltar cymbal arm attached to it. Really sturdy, but enough give. At least as sturdy (and probably more so) as the vintage bass mounted cymbal arms I have on my 2 Slingerland kits and seems like I have no need to worry about damaging the hoops with the distribution.
A little apprehensive about losing the vintage vibe, but it sits in nicely - and that's kind of the beauty of it, I can set it up the way I like to play without doing any harm to the kit & when I do want to set it up"Full Hollywood" it's a 2 minute removal. And dropping another stand I don't have to lug around? Priceless.
again, what a great idea, Thanks again KO.
I have one of those Dunnett rails and have fooled around trying to make it work with the DW claw as a "no-drill" tom mount but couldn't quite get it to work satisfactorily. The main problem is the rail itself is designed to be used for a floor tom to bass drum conversion using a floor tom with three leg brackets. Two of the leg brackets become the holders for the gullwing spurs which puts the third one at the top center of the drum to hold the rail. Therefore the rail is designed to be attached about 2/3rds of the way towards the front (reso side) of the drum and hang down towards the floor, letting gravity pull the other end of it (with the rubber cap) down against the shell. With the DW claw on the front hoop to replace the leg bracket you end up with the rail too far forward (for me anyway...although it might work with a shallower bass drum). When you try to use it the other way around (oriented on the batter side of the drum) then you end up with the rail going "uphill" with the weight of any tom tending to lift the other end of the rail away from the drum. The other problem was, even as good as it is, a single DW claw didn't seem to be up to the task of holding the rail firmly in place with a tom on it (lots of leverage comes into play). Obviously a leg bracket attached to the shell is much more secure.