drum cage vs. stands

Posted: September 11, 2010 11:37 AM


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i have a huge set of drum with a mixture of acoustic, timbale, octobans, and roto toms. i also have a large amount of cymbals (sabian) and I’m debating on changing over to Gibraltar tubing and holders so i can do away with some of these space eating stands. i already use some Gibraltar products but do you think the change would be worth it. my kit consist of 2 24” bass drums-toms go 6, 8, 10, 12, 12 ported, 13, 13 ported, 14, 14 ported 15, 15 ported. 14, 16, 18,and 20 floor toms. a suspended 22”. i have included timbales from 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15. roto toms are 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18”. then i round off with two set of octobans 6, 8, 10. 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 on each side of me. my cymbals shadow each side. simply put whats on the left is also on the right; consisting of 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, splashes. crashes are 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, of thin and also same sizes in explosive fast crash. rides are 20” light, 20” medium, 20” heavy and one 24”. i have 3 high-hats 14”, 12”, and 10”. i have snare 14” maple, 14” steel, 13” piccolo, 12” firecracker, and a 6” and 8” timbale snare. i use a lot if bells, and tambs. everything is either mounted or on stands so you see why i have a problem. i have everything set where i can reach it and I’m somewhat worried that if i start changing all over to Gibraltar that it will be a mess. any suggestions?????

Posted: September 11, 2010 01:40 PM


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How in the world do you have that all set up to where you can reach?!? thats a crapload of drums! If you are able, look for topic “show us your gear” and post a pic. I’d love to see this monster!

on subject: I’ve had nothing but good experience with Gibralter racks. Even Terry Bozzio uses them, which says something. very solid.


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Posted: September 12, 2010 11:35 AM


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I used to use a double bass Gibraltar rack. Now i use a single bass set up, so I only use three cymbal stands, a snare stand, and a hi hat stand. Very easy to carry and sets up and tear down in only a few minutes. I don’t think I will go back to using a rack…...unless I get a couple of roadies and a drum tech.


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