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Rototoms without the track mounts

bpaluzzi

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Finished my project of converting my Rototoms (6-8-10-12-14-16) to L-arms.

Used a set of 3/8" - 16 knobs w/ a 3" stud from McMaster Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/6079K25/) to replace the mounting rod, then got a set of "TIMs" (drumfactorydirect's version of RIMs) mounts with 12.7mm clamps on them.

Works perfectly! I can mount the toms much easier now, and I still can get single-point tuning simply by turning the knob under the drum.

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FWIW, the 10" rototom design is a little bit different -- for that drum, I needed a longer bolt. The 3" was the longest available, so I added a coupler (https://www.mcmaster.com/91034A110/) and some additional threaded rod (https://www.mcmaster.com/3314N12/). Liberal use of Red Loctite and we're good to go!
 

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How do you rotate these?
 

Six-Ply

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How do you rotate these?
You can’t rotate the drum anymore, but you can turn the knob underneath to tune them.
You could also simply tune them like a regular drum. That what I did when I had my threaded rods attached to a cymbal boom eyelet. It worked great. I wrapped the lower threaded rod with electrical tape and it held with no issues. But I do like the RIMS mount solution.
 

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I see they're outside a storage unit so it turns out you're not using them after all.

I'd be happy to take them off your hands. :D
 

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This is great. Very innovative & practical. The mounting system always discouraged me & you have addressed it.
 


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