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  1. Registered User

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    That's a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummin_frog View Post
    I've made a few rack and some legs using the conduit. Usually I paint them black but a couple have spray can 'chrome'. (cheerleader pretty}
    Great savings.
    Do you use steel conduit you can get at Home Depot, or do you use something different?
    Don't pick a fight with a drummer... we beat things for a living.

  3. FKA Tasty808

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    Not really a DIY, but more of a simple mod. I found that Drum Factory Direct (DFD) sells their own version of a beefier, Pearl-style kick drum spur, think SP300. They also sell replacement parts for those spurs. So I picked up a few of the metal caps used on the angle adjustment to see if they work with my SP30's. They do.
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    Finally got around to installing them today.
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  5. FKA Tasty808

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    Also, picked up two of these from Taylor Mead on the Pearl Drums 4Life Facebook page. I've wanted a couple of these since the Icon relaunch. The idea was to take the rack-clamp side off and add another tube clamp, which I did for one of them. The other one received two of the L-rod clamps so I could mount my FX stack right above my bass drum rim. Turns out the DW hoop clamp mount I've been using for years is just slightly too small for my hoops and was digging into the plies.
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    I don't like my toms mounted on my kick drum, so I wanted to get rid of the mount from day one when I bought the kit. I could have gotten one of the Pearl cover plates, but I decided to save a bunch of money and make it a little more personal, so I did this...

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    Even in bright daylight it practically disappears from three feet away, so when it's onstage it's going to blend perfectly and no one will ever notice it. I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
    Not bad for a piece of craft wood, some foam sheet, bolts, watered down acrylic paint and some Mod Podge.
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    I Do like my toms mounted on my kick drum! So i had to do this to avoid drilling my shell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maiatin View Post
    I Do like my toms mounted on my kick drum! So i had to do this to avoid drilling my shell...
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    Wow, talk about DYI! Very innovative. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Conover View Post
    Also, picked up two of these from Taylor Mead on the Pearl Drums 4Life Facebook page. I've wanted a couple of these since the Icon relaunch. The idea was to take the rack-clamp side off and add another tube clamp, which I did for one of them. The other one received two of the L-rod clamps so I could mount my FX stack right above my bass drum rim. Turns out the DW hoop clamp mount I've been using for years is just slightly too small for my hoops and was digging into the plies.
    Now that there is sneaky and handy. I'll have to remember this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiatin View Post
    I Do like my toms mounted on my kick drum! So i had to do this to avoid drilling my shell...
    That is one of the cooler solutions to drill free tom mounting I've seen. Very well done!

    You could put a small clean logo on the front piece as well.

  11. FKA Tasty808

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    Now that there is sneaky and handy. I'll have to remember this!
    It was cool for a minute, but I couldn't get it level with the gears at both connections. I'm back to using a boom arm off my ride stand with a customized AX-25.

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    It is about attaching the optimount Opt-1516 system to these pieces of wood that I made in a way that allows me to use it on a drum whose distance between lugs is longer than the maximum reached by the optimount.
    I also had to shorten the length of the optimount's chrome plates as they were too long for the depth of the hull in question. It's a 14 "x 20" bass drum.
    The idea is that the wooden pieces have a considerable thickness to better distribute the weight of the entire system (including the toms) on the bolts. And it is extremely important that the wooden pieces are as close to the lugs as possible, so that all the weight is practically supported by the lugs. That is, set the optimoun in the most closed position possible.

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