Set o matic height?

tkillian

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Steve maxwell makes a set o matic reproduction/upgrade.

I am considering it..cause im tiring of my railmount.

Can some who has a set up like this do me a favor and measure the practical/usable height of the post?

Im afraid its not tall enough because of my 16" bass drum.

I know a yamaha tall arm would be great but the slingerland repro would be hip.

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Its taken me 4+ years to realize I should have kept the set o matic that came with my slingerland free bee

It worked great on Eddies 18" bass drum...

 
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I think Steve's repro has a shorter downtube that is, at most, 8 or 10 inches long. You might be better off seeking out a vintage unit, some of which had quite a long downtube. The double SOM generally had the longest downtube but it can be switched over to use with a single arm.

I've also heard that Steve's unit requires the bracket on the tom to be installed upside down, which is odd.
 

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I think Steve's repro has a shorter downtube that is, at most, 8 or 10 inches long. You might be better off seeking out a vintage unit, some of which had quite a long downtube. The double SOM generally had the longest downtube but it can be switched over to use with a single arm.

I've also heard that Steve's unit requires the bracket on the tom to be installed upside down, which is odd.
The double SOM generally had the longest downtube but it can be switched over to use with a single arm


How?
 

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The double SOM generally had the longest downtube but it can be switched over to use with a single arm


How?
You disassemble the large double bracket and use the nylon ballpost on one the single arms. Alteratively you could us the ballpost from the double mount in the same way.

The longer posts are 12 1/2” the shorter is 6 3/8”

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Cool beans.
12" might be enough.

I can fill old holes with a dowel and piece of wrap (Gary told me how to do it)

Hmmm

Maybe.
 

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So I buy all these and Im set?


 

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Id retrofit with yamaha but...still trying to keep the authentic vibe
 

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Or, you could raise the mount up like so.....

FYI. the Maxwell link is the short down tube.

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I wouldn't go with the setomatic.
The single arm sets the tom pretty far to the left. For a single tom, I think the simple double mount works better. With that one you wouldn't have to drill an extra hole in your tom as the short "arm" fits inside the mount.
Neither the single or double tom tilt all that much, and at lower tuning they choke the drum, though I don't think that would affect you.
If I was going to drill I'd just use a basic Gibraltar one inch downtube mount. Then I could use most any brand arm setup.
Before I drilled I'd probably try the lightweight Tama Classic tom stand.
 

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The cheapest option is the double Tom mount Not the super set o matic. See if you can find one of those and you should be all set.
 

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I wouldn't go with the setomatic.
The single arm sets the tom pretty far to the left. For a single tom, I think the simple double mount works better. With that one you wouldn't have to drill an extra hole in your tom as the short "arm" fits inside the mount.
Neither the single or double tom tilt all that much, and at lower tuning they choke the drum, though I don't think that would affect you.
If I was going to drill I'd just use a basic Gibraltar one inch downtube mount. Then I could use most any brand arm setup.
Before I drilled I'd probably try the lightweight Tama Classic tom stand.
Thanks for info.
Did you watch Eddie gladden video? His tom looks like a great angle position.
Yeah I already own the tama tom holder. Ive used it but i dont like the look of the rubber obscurring my tom tom.
I know OCD..but..there it is.

"Gibraltar one inch downtube mount"

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Link?
 

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The cheapest option is the double Tom mount Not the super set o matic. See if you can find one of those and you should be all set.
But then i have that huge piece of metal up there and an ooen tom mount hole.
 

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Ha ha. :lol: :lol: :cool:

This thread is making me starting fall in LOVE my rail mount now.

Ha
 

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I wouldn't go with the setomatic.
The single arm sets the tom pretty far to the left. For a single tom, I think the simple double mount works better. With that one you wouldn't have to drill an extra hole in your tom as the short "arm" fits inside the mount.
Neither the single or double tom tilt all that much, and at lower tuning they choke the drum, though I don't think that would affect you.
I'm the opposite. I like the single SOM because I can get the tom way off to the left of center where I want it. My biggest problem with many center mount tom holders is they keep toms too close to the center of the bass drum.
 

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I might just stay with rail mount
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Did you keep the snare in the picture the RB? the brass RB? or are all Gretsch snares gone..
Did they all Go with The sale..
 


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