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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Also, the buttery-soft aluminum square pipes start wearing instantly when you add clamps; the cast metal clamps dig into the square pipes and start chewing them up.
    I'm not hip to the rack scene, but you're telling me that there aren't any plastic gaskets between the clamps and rack bars on the ICON rack system?

    I am shook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    I'm not hip to the rack scene, but you're telling me that there aren't any plastic gaskets between the clamps and rack bars on the ICON rack system?

    I am shook.
    You are correct.
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    That’s it- selling my ICON. Game over: everyone out of the pool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    I'm not hip to the rack scene, but you're telling me that there aren't any plastic gaskets between the clamps and rack bars on the ICON rack system?

    I am shook.
    Nope. When I used to use the Icon system, I made a bunch of hard felt gaskets to go between the clamps and the square pipe. They completely protected the square pipe, but were sometimes difficult to fit in.
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    I see where therocker is coming from with his comments re the splashes and the uprights. If it were me, I'd probably drop the RJ-50 down to below the two crossbars, trim even more off the uprights, re-fit the two PCL clamps and mount the splashes from them. Just for pure cleanliness. But then, I'd equally ditch the RJ-50 altogether, trim the uprights right down and but the now two separate racks up against each other and continue to mount the splashes from the cross bars.

    As for the whole round vs square racks - it's been proven so many times that round racks do not slip if used properly. I wouldn't use one if it did, as I all but guaranteed my rack toms are heavier than yours, and I wouldn't rick having them slip. And they haven't - ever - in the 15+ years I've had my Gibraltar rack.

    Lastly, re the looks: I still think there's a certain industrial charm in Pearl's square rack bars. I do quite like them. I just think that round bars offer more, and better, setup/positioning options than square ones. I've had both, and while I'm not saying I'd never have Pearl again, I'm no in a rush to ditch my Gibraltar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    I see where therocker is coming from with his comments re the splashes and the uprights. If it were me, I'd probably drop the RJ-50 down to below the two crossbars, trim even more off the uprights, re-fit the two PCL clamps and mount the splashes from them. Just for pure cleanliness. But then, I'd equally ditch the RJ-50 altogether, trim the uprights right down and but the now two separate racks up against each other and continue to mount the splashes from the cross bars.

    As for the whole round vs square racks - it's been proven so many times that round racks do not slip if used properly. I wouldn't use one if it did, as I all but guaranteed my rack toms are heavier than yours, and I wouldn't rick having them slip. And they haven't - ever - in the 15+ years I've had my Gibraltar rack.

    Lastly, re the looks: I still think there's a certain industrial charm in Pearl's square rack bars. I do quite like them. I just think that round bars offer more, and better, setup/positioning options than square ones. I've had both, and while I'm not saying I'd never have Pearl again, I'm no in a rush to ditch my Gibraltar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    With memory locks, 200 lb. Brent can do pull-ups on a Gibraltar rack... which makes the Icon square pipe less important. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXxGzFOECPo Also, the buttery-soft aluminum square pipes start wearing instantly when you add clamps; the cast metal clamps dig into the square pipes and start chewing them up. <img src="https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=515607"/>

    How tight you clamping them clamps, bro?

    I got my icon used and there's no dig marks previous nor after my purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therocker View Post
    How tight you clamping them clamps, bro?

    I got my icon used and there's no dig marks previous nor after my purchase.
    Sup dawg (trying to fit in with the bro-speak). Did you think that photo was of one of my Icon pipes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Sup dawg (trying to fit in with the bro-speak). Did you think that photo was of one of my Icon pipes?


    No, I know how meticulous you are with your gear. I was just wanting to participate, homie!

    I too imagine you don't do pull ups on your rack, either.


    I said bro more as an abbreviation for brother than in the street slang version.

    My wife's cousin married a guy who's nick name is bro! Go figure. Every time I see him I say " Hi, Eric. "

    ( his name is Eric )

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    Quote Originally Posted by therocker View Post


    No, I know how meticulous you are with your gear. I was just wanting to participate, homie!

    I too imagine you don't do pull ups on your rack, either.


    I said bro more as an abbreviation for brother than in the street slang version.

    My wife's cousin married a guy who's nick name is bro! Go figure. Every time I see him I say " Hi, Eric. "

    ( his name is Eric )
    You should address him as “dawg”; I bet he’ll get a kick out of it.
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    I like the single kick set up , but man two kicks just looks so good. Now I'm considering going back to two kicks.

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    Still have to pick up 1/4Ē cables and a decent amp but trying my hand:
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