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Old 2 weeks ago
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Double Tom Stands

Anyone using a double tom stand for a 2-up setup instead of the bass drum mounts?

Seems like the off-set positioning would be kind of crowded with the hats.
Old 2 weeks ago
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I did for years. It is really about ride cymbal positioning, for me. I don't want to lift my arm, I want the traditional "jazz" ride position.

I had a 10" and 12" on a stand, and never had issues with hihat placement. I haven't been using my 10" in a while, but have been thinking about it, and pulling out the double tom stand. Using just the 12" it hangs off a cymbal stand.
Old 1 week ago
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I did for years. It is really about ride cymbal positioning, for me. I don't want to lift my arm, I want the traditional "jazz" ride position.

I had a 10" and 12" on a stand, and never had issues with hihat placement. I haven't been using my 10" in a while, but have been thinking about it, and pulling out the double tom stand. Using just the 12" it hangs off a cymbal stand.
I setup my "new" '69 Premiers tonight: 12x8, 14x8, 16x14, 20x14. Love them. Wow. Really forgot how much I love a smaller kit to play and that warm tone vs. the birch Yamahas I've been playing for years.

Could play with smaller sticks again, and not be drowned out by the canon bass drum.

I used a snare stand (with a clamp, so I could get it closer to the bass drum) for the 12 and then had a Pearl OptiMount for the 14, with the elbow into a cymbal stand. For crash/ride I used a combo stand; hat-side crash is on a stand.

It's a bit crowded stand-wise -- think I'm going to pickup two Gibraltar stealth stands for either side and get another Pearl OptiMount for the 12 so it'll be symmetrical in appearance and lose 3 sets of bases in the process.

I switched to a 20" 50s Zildjian ride and with that kit, it sounds great (and doesn't crowd out the floor tom).
Old 1 week ago
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Sounds like fun!!!
Old 1 week ago
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Yea, I hate carrying stands and I hate sympathetic tom ring.

I use the Yamaha tri-mount. Had to modify the R.I.M.S. (or whatever they call it now) to take Yamaha stuff. I'm attaching a few pics, the only comprise is a narrow target on the 10" as I like to keep the hat as low as possible. I use the tilt on the side of the tom so it comes over the rim a bit.

(normally don't run that many cymbals, was for recording - obviously )
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Old 1 week ago
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Yea, I hate carrying stands and I hate sympathetic tom ring.

I use the Yamaha tri-mount. Had to modify the R.I.M.S. (or whatever they call it now) to take Yamaha stuff. I'm attaching a few pics, the only comprise is a narrow target on the 10" as I like to keep the hat as low as possible. I use the tilt on the side of the tom so it comes over the rim a bit.

(normally don't run that many cymbals, was for recording - obviously )
Nice, yeah, I need to float that 12" because it doesn't sustain as long as the 14 or the 16 does.
Old 1 week ago
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i had a 6" and 8" tom on the left, a 10" tom and a (flat)ride cymbal on the right of the kick, a 12" and a 14" tom on the far right side, all on double stands (sonor phonic) - switched to a rack though years ago.
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