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    Default New "Tight" Setup: Mapex, Zildjian K, Yamaha Hex Rack

    So, recently, I've been looking to build a nice, tight little kit with a small footprint, without having to resort to using tiny drums. I decided to go with the Yamaha Hex Rack for A) the stability, B) its weight compared to other racks, and C) the finish on it matched my existing Crosstown stands. I got a bit creative with the configuration, chopping a few bars along the way.

    The Hybrid crashes are great as crashes (duh), have a nice bell sound, and can be used quite convincingly as a ride, so I ditched my 18", 19", and 20" crashes, and 20" ride to let these two handle it all (I really should clean my hats and splash to match).

    I'm still messing with it a bit (hence the tape in random spots on the rug), but this is where I'm at for now...


    Drums:

    12x8 - Mapex Orion
    16x16 - Mapex Orion
    20x16 - Mapex Saturn III (w/ Audix D6 on a Kelly Shu inside)
    14x6 - Ahead BOB


    Cymbals:

    2 - Zildjian 19" K Custom Hybrid Crash
    '80s Zildjian 14" Quick Beat hihat
    '80s Zildjian A 10" splash


    Hardware:

    Yamaha Hex rack II (chopped and tweaked)
    Yamaha Crosstown aluminum cymbal stand tops, snare basket, and hihat stand.
    Mapex tom arms
    Rogers snare stand top (for headphone amp/iPod docking station)
    Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide bass drum pedal
    Gibraltar throne


    Accessories:

    Trick Quick Release Cymbal Toppers
    Gibraltar Quick Release hihat clutch
    DW bass drum cymbal/accessory clamp/L-rod


    *** Sorry for the picture quality. These were taken at night, in my somewhat dim garage. I tried to lighten the pictures up the best I could. ***


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    I think you did a great job with it!

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    This is a really cool and creative little setup... love it!

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    I love it too!

    Maybe be need a new "show us your tight set-ups" thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    I love it too!

    Maybe be need a new "show us your tight set-ups" thread
    Thanks! I'd love to see that thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RG1820X View Post
    I think you did a great job with it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tasty808 View Post
    This is a really cool and creative little setup... love it!
    Thanks!
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    I like how you secured the hanging floor tom, so it doesn't shake. Very neat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    I like how you secured the hanging floor tom, so it doesn't shake. Very neat!
    Thanks!

    That's my favorite thing about the Orion/Saturn III drums (besides the fact that they sound terrific!) - the ITS mounting system is just so flexible. Before the rack, I had the 16" mounted off a cymbal stand, and I had a bracket mounted on the opposite side of the drum to hold a floor tom leg, for stability (like a crutch). I know Mapex made 16x14 mounted toms in these series, meant to be hung from one side. But with the weight of the drum, and the mount attached only to two single-point lugs, the bounce made me feel a bit uneasy. Maybe it's the extra 2" of depth.
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    I approve of this use of hardware. A lot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    I approve of this use of hardware. A lot.

    Thanks you, sir!
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    UPDATE: I made a few adjustments/alterations...

    I changed the right-side (from behind the kit) support foot from straight to curved.

    I took the second tom mount off the floor tom, and instead, mounted a floor tom leg on the opposite side - just trying to cut down the bulk.

    I flipped the left support foot to curve in the other direction, so both sides match.

    I also changed out the T-clamps that normally hold the foot section to the leg section, for the standard cross clamps - The T-clamp has four tightening screws on it (three drum key screws and a wing nut), and you need to mess with at least two of them every time you set up or break down. The cross clamps just use one big wing nut.

    Found a new place for my splash.

    I also threw together a little hook-type arrangement that grabs onto the bass drum batter head collar to prevent creep. Not sure how this will work. I'll give it a good try tomorrow. Just a wacky idea I wanted to try (and the first step to an even wackier idea I'm still thinking through).


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