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« on: March 13, 2007, 11:01:15 PM »

Hey everybody.  I've been wanting to get a drum rack for a little while now, but can't decide on which one to get.  I'm debating between Gibraltar and Pearl Icon Dr. 503.  It's going to be for a double bass kit, with 2, maybe 3, toms in front and two on the side extension.  I know Gibraltar has a double bass drum rack, I could also buy the v rack and buy an extra front part.  That is what I would do with the Pearl Icon.  Would that even work? Just needing some opinions on which one is better overall:  sturdyness, transportation friendly, looks, everything.  Thanks!  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 12:14:03 AM »

well Bud, as you can tell, I've got opinions on a lot-o-stuff...
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I have quite a few Gibraltar rack pieces. Its always seemed the easiest....to put together, tear-down, transporting, etc....
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because its basically useable for ANY drum set or brand, I think its better (and a llittle cheaper)....

Do the price comparison thing, I'll bet you'll be able to find a bunch of Gibraltar hardware for very reasonable prices, where as if you chose a specific brand name....Pearl,Tama,whatever its gonna be more expensive, and what if you decide in 2 years to buy a different drum set....then what.

You should come over to my crib and check out all the whacky shit you can do with the Gibraltar set ups, I mean I got CYmbals and Tom Arms and even figured out how to attach my Remo Roto toms.... Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 12:26:59 AM »

You think you can show me some pics of your set up?
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 12:56:59 AM »

I will second that, Gibraltar is the king for me, any drum brand any drum type basically ANYTHING out there - you can  hang Up, Down, Left, Right, Tilt what ever position you like - it is Great!

And Yep I got pics of the rack I have: Wink
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Hope that helps!
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 07:06:12 PM »

Gibralter!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 09:15:23 PM »

Okay, you cannot beat gibralter when it comes to hardware. Pearl makes good drums but their hardware and cymbals are just average.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 03:33:23 AM »

I would say pearl for one reason, their tubing is square.  This prevents the individual mounts from slipping.  You won't need to over-tighten any mounts.  Other then that, the two brands are competitive.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 12:57:24 PM »

Agreed, but on the other hand there are memory locks, they prevent the slips even on a very heavy hang ups ( I have some parts that are over 35KG hanging from my rack with no slips), and with the round tubing you do have more control over the positioning angle. - Just my opinion... Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 10:13:18 AM »

i go whith a home made rack that i will build whith gibraltar clamp

i will bend a 1.5 inch aluminium tubing and make it a double deck rack

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 11:04:19 PM »

i go whith a home made rack that i will build whith gibraltar clamp

i will bend a 1.5 inch aluminium tubing and make it a double deck rack

Riouel  Shocked




I just hope you will post the pics of the outcome!!

Because it sounds VERY interesting!

PS: I am a BIG fan of racks!! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 03:07:38 AM »

There are several new models out now, including the Yamaha hex tube racks.  Gibraltar has added all sorts of components so you can customize more than ever before.  Any updates for you guys that are RACK USERS?
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